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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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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A Funeral, a Divorce & Cheating

I was sitting listlessly in my living-room. I had just come home from visiting Aunt Savitri after we went to church. The sermon, Compassion Like Christ was very interesting and it held my attention from beginning to end. After the service, we mingled with the minister and other church members before we left. As we …

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Rehema’s Visitor

Rehema sat there on the floor with her knees drawn and her hands clasped around them, staring straight ahead of her. It had been weeks since Trishan visited her and she told him about her past. She would never forget the expression on his face when she finished her story and just before he said …

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Rehema’s Story

Getty's Image I was sitting in my room thinking how lucky I was to be here in London. It seemed like just the other day when my world had turned upside down. I left my home in Kenya when a woman whom I thought was my friend told me about a job at Pathfinder International, …

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Jason’s Announcement

Jason was in his living-room, sitting on the floor, looking over a music sheet while having a cup of hot Kenyan yellow tea. It was 7:15 so it was too late to call his father. It was after mid-night there. He would have to call in the morning. He had exciting news to tell him …

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Their First Social

"Are you nervous about going out tonight?" Aart asked Halina. They were going to a Christmas Eve dinner and dance. It was the first time she was going to meet his friends and associates. "I'm a little nervous, yes." "I know how you feel. I felt a little nervous when I moved to Kansas and …

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And Then There Were Two

Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields He never imagined that when he left Kansas City a week ago that he would return with a wife.  Truth be told, he was tired of being alone, tired of going home to an empty place.  He needed a woman in his life and in his bed.  The moment he saw …

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Twenty Questions

Velma studied him. "No need to look so uptight, Mr. Gray. I just wanted to let you know that Kiskadee Records was extremely impressed with your ad layout." "Oh." He was very relieved to hear that. "As I said on Friday, you did an outstanding job which is what I always expect from you." "Thank …

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