Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

Rehema’s Story

Getty's Image I was sitting in my room thinking how lucky I was to be here in London. It seemed like just the other day when my world had turned upside down. I left my home in Kenya when a woman whom I thought was my friend told me about a job at Pathfinder International, …

The Ride to Freedom

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart She stood there, shaking like a leaf. The Indian lowered his bow and walked over to the horse. After running his hand over its neck, he took its reins and brought it to her. "Get on the horse." She stared at him blankly. "What for?" "It will be getting dark soon." …

Gavyn Moves On

The last time they saw each other it was at Bea's first Halloween party. Bea was an American living in Paris. When she first moved to the city, she had a conniption when she learned that they didn’t really celebrate Halloween and that it was overshadowed by La Toussaint, known as All Saints Day, a national …

Freedom

Photo by Alicia Jamtaas “I warn you, Girl, if you run away from me, I’ll come after you and when I find you, I’ll shoot you.” For years, fear of that threat prevented her from running away but not this time.  This time she was going to be free of him and his unwanted attentions. …

The Green-Eyed Monster

As Countess Adriana stood beside the coffin of Jean-Louis Marquis, the french lieutenant, the crestfallen curvature of her body was a dead giveaway of the weight of her grief... Kate set aside the book when she realized that she had read that sentence more than once. She just couldn't concentrate. Her mind was on Sally. …

True Love

He tried to concentrate on his work but he couldn’t.  Her words kept playing over and over in his mind.  He couldn’t ignore the flavor of truth which was in them.  She was right.  He acted as if he were ashamed of their relationship.  How could he say that he loved her but at the …

What if it’s another girl?

"What's the matter, Aditi?" Bavishni asked her friend.  They were sitting on the verandah watching little Jaafar run barefoot about the yard. Aditi sighed.  "I'm pregnant," she announced. "Pregnant?"  Bavishni got up and hugged her.  "Congratulations!" "Thanks." "You don't seem happy that you're pregnant." "What if it's another girl?" "So what?" "You can say that …

Alice Ball

Alice Ball was the pharmaceutical chemist who developed a medical treatment for Leprosy, giving hope to millions.  Leprosy is a dreaded disease.  It has been around since biblical times.  It is disfiguring and it filled its sufferers with hopelessness.  In the US people with Leprosy were forcibly removed from their homes and detained indefinitely in …

Daya’s Timeline

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up - Psalm 27:10 Daya was like an orphan even though her parents were not dead.  They abandoned her and if it weren't for her grandmother, she would have been completely alone.  Family life was terrible for her.  Her father beat …

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