Aiko’s Grievance

"I was reading about the Lucy Stone League," Aiko said to her husband, Hiraku. "What's that?" he asked glancing up from his cell phone. "It's a women’s rights organization founded in 1921 was named after Lucy Stone, the first married woman in the United States to carry her birth name through life. She married in 1855. The League was first group …

Her People

The situation was dire.  Only she could save her people from Haman’s evil plans.  In a fit of rage, he plotted to destroy the Jews because of her uncle, Mordecai who refused to pay him homage.  No one knew that she was a Jew.  She was forced to reveal her identity now in order to …

Taahira’s Story

People stare at me because of the tribal marks on my face.  I wish I never had them.  I wish I knew what I looked like without them.  Before I left Nigeria, I asked my mother about them.  She said that she and my father were merely upholding traditional practices. I wished that I was …

Leaving

  “You’re leaving?” “Yes.” “Why?” “Last night, I dreamed about a tree with beautiful carvings on its trunk.  Carvings were used to preserve the heritage and identity of the indigenous people.   The dream showed me that I need embrace my culture again.” “So, you’re leaving me because of the dream?” “No, I’m leaving because I’m …

The Move Back

After moving to Montreal in search of more employment opportunities and living there for four years, Elise decided to move back to Paris.  Living in Montreal made her nostalgic for the little cafes she used to haunt in the Latin Quarter.  She missed her family and friends.  Most of all, she missed Jules. She found …

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