Down in the Dumps

Deandre was playing basketball with a couple of friends. They didn't notice her. Kalisa watched as he made an impressive slam dunk. How she ached for him. It was torture attending the university every day and seeing him. It was over between them because he had a girlfriend. If she had known that, she wouldn't …

Still Reeling

Kalisa still couldn't believe it. She didn't want to believe it. Deandre had a girlfriend. She should have known that a handsome man like him wouldn't be single but she had hoped...What good had that hope done her? She had come to Jacksonville because of him. She had enrolled at the university where he taught …

Back in Jacksonville

He was back in Jacksonville after spending eight weeks on a teaching mission in Kigali, Rwanda. He was still readjusting to the time difference. Rwanda was six hours ahead. "You still haven't told me about your mission trip to Rwanda. How was it?" "It was very good. I'm happy I decided to do it." "I …

An Unforgettable Summer

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields The glass of shells reminded him of the beach in Kigali and Kalisa. He met her when he went on a volunteer teaching mission. She was one of the community's poor and disadvantaged youths. She began staying after class to ask questions and then, they were seeing each other outside …

A Change of Plans

When Shiloh showed up, Mr. Gladstone was out on the porch. After they exchanged greetings, he said, "I'm sorry but there has been a change of plans." "What happened?" she asked after he motioned to her to sit down. "I had to take Emily home. She wasn't feeling well." "Oh, no. I hope she's going …

Zora Neale Hurston

Dubbed "America's favorite black conservative" and "Genius of the South", Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.  She is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Zora was born on January 7, 1891.  She was was the fifth of eight children.  …

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