Trishan Goes to Rehema

It was Saturday afternoon and I was on my way to see Rehema who returned from Nairobi yesterday evening. I couldn't wait to see her. I have been looking forward to it all week. A week had passed since I broke up with Sarika. I had called my aunt Savitri and told her about it. …

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It’s Over

I had to do what I've been dreading. It was time to end my four plus year relationship with Sarika. There was no easy way to do it. She was going to be hurt and badly, something which I never wanted. Maybe that was why I stayed in the relationship even though I would have …

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Rehema Tells Her Mother About Trishan

Getty Image Rehema stared out of the window. She was thinking about Trishan and wondering what he was doing. Was he thinking about her? Was he alone in his flat or out somewhere with his girlfriend? She had texted him last night on What's App. "I asked your aunt for your number so that I …

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Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

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Weekend Plans & A Possible Trip

I glanced at my watch. It was near mid-night. Time to leave. I gently extricated myself from Sarika and sat up in the bed. "What's wrong, Trishan?" she asked. "Nothing." The truth was, I wished that I hadn't had sex with her. I should have made up some excuse but it was her birthday and …

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Guard Against Greed

Photo by Sammie Sander on Pexels.com "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."LUKE 12:15, NIV

Coming Clean with Aunt Savitri

I was back in my flat, relaxing on the sofa, after spending most of the day in Shoreditch. Instead of either one of us driving, we took the tube. Shoreditch was very arty with fashionable clubs and bars. It had vintage and design shops which Sarika enjoyed popping into. She picked up a few items …

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Saadiya’s Story

I'm not pretty although I've had some people say that I have flawless skin. Some even compliment on my complexion, saying that it looks like rich, dark chocolate. I've been told that I have nice eyes and an attractive smile yet, most of these same people were shocked when they found out that Faraz had …

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The Family Barbecue

"Trishan, do you think I'm overdressed for a family barbecue?" Sarika asked me as they walked to where his car was parked. "No, I don't think so," I replied. "I think you look lovely." She smiled. "Thank you." I was carrying the covered tray with the Jeera chicken wings which she had baked. I had …

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A Teacher’s Confession

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Good Morning, father." "Good Morning." She quickly made the sign of the cross before saying, "Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been five months since my last confession. These are my sins.” Father Culpepper listened as she confessed her sins briefly and clearly. "Father, I'm truly sorry …

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