Madeline’s Musings

As the sunlight began to wane, I stood there, my senses stimulated by the most picturesque view I have ever beheld. If I play my cards right, I shall be the next mistress of Brighton Hall. I suppose Ambrose is a very agreeable man but, if only his brother, Fitzwilliam were the heir instead. 54 …

Depend On God

Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us. - Psalm 123:1-4, NKJV Image by Unsplash Just as a …

Felicity’s Visit

When he approached the manor, there was a car which he didn't recognize parked in the gravel driveway. He got out of his Porsche and parked it. As he walked towards the other car, the door opened and Felicity stepped out. His heart sank. What on earth was she doing there? She was dressed in …

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 …

On Amelie’s Terms

"Was it hard saying goodbye to her?" Amelie asked Derrick. She had been hesitant to talk to him about the last time he and Cate saw each other. She was afraid that something might have transpired between them. It had been weeks since he ended their affair. When he came home that evening and told …

Dhanuk’s News

They were at the Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts  and it was during intermission. Nira had just left the washroom and was on her way to join Armann who had gone to get refreshments when she ran into Dhanuk. "Hello, Dhanuk. What are you doing here?" "The same as you. I'm here to see …

Sadie is Summoned

The Master was away and Sadie was worried that in his absence the Mistress would sell her just to spite him. Or she was afraid that she would arrange for a bad accident to happen to her or that she would get one of the darkies to take her by force and lie with her …

Retiring Aunt Jemima

"I can't breathe" these haunting words of George Floyd have set off a chain of events in the reckoning of race relations in America. One of these events is today's announcement that Quaker Oats is replacing the Jemima brand with a new name and image in order "to make progress toward racial equality." According to …

Mistress of Pembrook

She had walked through the gate at Pembrook Manor, stopping only for a moment to look back at the impressive mansion in the midst of the sprawling land that you could see for miles.  Somewhere in that imposing structure was the man she was running away from.  She knew he had returned from his business …

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