Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

Motherly Advice

iStock Photo Pinterest Image “Beware!  She’s not what she purports to be.” “You said that about Elizabeth.” “And, I was right, wasn’t I?” “Yes, but it doesn’t mean that you’re right about Marjorie.” “She’s wrong for you, James.” “Preposterous!  She’s a perfectly amiable girl, the sort of girl most mothers would approve of.” “I’m not …

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 …

Tadeas Goes to Briony

He stood in the shower, letting the water beat down on his back. His mind was still spinning from the realization that until he had made love to her earlier that day, Velma had been a virgin all along. That meant she had never slept with either Akello or Karl or any man for that …

The Grays’ Gala

It was the night of his parents' annual charitable gala. He was there with Briony. His father remembered her and greeted her warmly. When he introduced her to his mother, the older woman was very reserved in her manner. He could tell that she didn't approve of Briony which hardly surprised him. She had never …

Malcolm’s Story

Image by iStock I'm a single father because my wife, Keisha died in hospital. This shouldn't have happened. Keisha should still be alive and here with our son, Byron and me. Shortly after Keisha gave birth to Byron, I noticed that the fluid in her Foley catheter, the thin tube inserted in patients to drain …

Abebi’s Dream

My name is Abebi and I'm from Bauchi, Nigeria.  I love school.  I love learning new things.  I want to become a teacher because we need more female teachers here in our schools.  More female teachers will encourage girls to remain in school.  I think girls will relate better to female teachers and feel more …

Flynn Floored

It was a Saturday afternoon and Flynn was at an outdoor concert with his niece, Lilia and her best friend, Rea. Lilia's mother had begged him to take them to the concert as their chaperone because she couldn't go and her husband was away on business. So, against his will, he agreed. He picked Lilia …

International Women’s Day 2021

Today is International Women's Day 2021. Celebrate a woman in your life. Let her know how much she means to you and how much you appreciate her. Women are cherished in God's eyes. He created them in His image. She is to be treated as an equal and to is entitled to a life of …

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