Abuja, the Lake & the Girl

She stood by the tree, watching him as he walked along the wooden plank above the lake. He was half naked and bare feet, wearing only swimming trunks. He had a very nice physique. She had never seen him before and she had been coming to this lake for a while now. Was he a …

Marilyn’s Pick Me Up

"Do you notice anything different?" Marilyn asked her friend, Joyce. Joyce studied her friend who looked like she was in her early thirties rather than in her mid-forties. There wasn't a touch of grey in her dark tresses, she noticed enviously. She had a few grey strands. "What moisturizer are you using on your face? …

Family Night

Matt found himself driving over Joel's and Kira's building. When he rang the bell, Kira answered the door. "Hello, Matt," she said, very pleased to see him. They hugged. "I'm sorry to be dropping by like this," he apologized as he went inside the unit. "Matt, you're always welcome to drop by whenever you want. …

Solange’s Story

My name is Solange. I'm a slave living and working on a sugar plantation in Jamaica owned by an unmarried Englishman who moved to the island a year ago with his widowed sister. I was dark so I worked in the field. Only the fair-skinned slaves worked in the great house. I remember the first …

The Sauna

In the background soft, pulsating music was playing and rising in the semi-darkness was the soulful voice of a woman singing, "Ima tell ya how much I want ya, how much I need ya, how much I love ya..." Reyan had booked a private sauna for them. She had never been to one of these …

Faith in Action

If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,  and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?  Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, …

Her Boss

It was her first day back to work after a month long vacation in Jamaica.  Since she left there ten years ago, she hadn't visited until now and was happy that she did.  She had forgotten the verdant mountainsides, crystalline rivers and white beaches surrounded by a turquoise sea.  She stayed with her cousin, Winston …

Cade/Untrodden #writephoto

Cade lived on his own in a condo in the heart of downtown Toronto.  This wasn't always the case, though.  He was married once and had a daughter but one day tragedy struck.  While he was out trapping lines, his wife and their eleven month old daughter had just returned from a walk when they …

In Danger

His fiancée, Madeline was giving a lecture at the university and he encouraged his students to attend.  He hoped that one in particular would attend.  Yesterday, he had approached her about it.  She was leaning against a tree, gazing off in the distance when he joined her. She started when she turned and saw him …

Unfinished Business

When Irina, the managing editor of Eye on You, decided that it would be a great idea to dedicate a big chunk of the summer Issue to eligible bachelors, everyone jumped on the bandwagon.  The magazine was female skewed so they knew that their readers and subscribers would get a kick out of these, especially …

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