Ritta Confronts Marius

"You're still in love with that woman, aren't you?" "She has a name, Ritta." "You haven't answered my question." "Yes! I'm still in love with Elspeth. Are you satisfied now?" "You're out of your mind. She's older than you and she's White." "Neither of those things matter to me. I was an idiot to break …

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Having Words

"What were you thinking, Tadeas?" "Mother, did you just drop by so that you could scold me for having dinner with Velma at Claridge's? "What happened with Briony?" "I stopped seeing her. It doesn't make sense to continue seeing her when I want to be with Velma." "Velma. Isn't she your supervisor?" "Yes." "Isn't there …

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Shaniqua’s Story

I used to be a prostitute.  And then, one night, I met a Catholic priest who changed my life forever. Father Ramirez didn't preach at me like most religious people do.  Instead, he asked me about myself and what got me into prostitution.  He sat and listened as I shared my story and not once …

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Dinner With the Changs

He was in the lobby waiting for Michelle when Karine walked in. Like clockwork, his heart began to pound. She didn't notice him sitting there and walked over to the desk to talk to Gatimu. Jason watched her, his eyes traveling over her figure in the yellow dress which flattered her figure and complexion. It …

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Which is Worse?

Getty's Image "Which is worse?" Annie asked Not being able to have children or having a child and then losing that child to an illness or to some tragedy?" "I think not being able to have children is worse," Robyn replied. Annie stared at her. "So, you would rather have a child and go through …

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Jane’s Fear

The crucible of war has left many of our soldiers emotionally and psychologically traumatized.  Marriages have been affected and many have ended in divorce.   Not so with James and me.  We’re still married.  Yet, since his return, he hasn’t been the same.  He has not told me what it was like, the war, I …

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Lea and Marcus

Only one week had passed. Two more to go. She was there in beautiful, sunny Honolulu but she wished she were back in Seattle. More specifically, in the office where Marcus was... As she walked along the beach with the sun in her face and the gentle breeze caressing her hair, she thought of the …

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Domestic Discipline

What is Domestic Discipline? Is it a more politically correct term for "wife spanking"? Until recently, I didn't know that this sort of lifestyle existed. I was shocked by the number of people who are practicing it, including Christians. One article described it as a movement in the Christian community. What is Domestic Discipline and …

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Cousins

Rehoboam was in Toronto on business for two weeks when he decided to call his cousin, Tamar and ask her to have lunch with him the following day. The last time they saw each other was before he moved to London. That was ten years ago and she was 12 at the time. They had …

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For Better or For Worse

"How long are you going to continue looking out that window?  She's not coming back.  Sooner or later you must accept that." He didn't answer.  Her words cut to the core but he refused to believe that Brittany was gone forever. "She got tired of waiting and decided that it's time to move on.  Can't …

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