Escape

  I ran through the forest.  The night was at my heels like a pack of dogs at ma skirts.  It goin' be dark soon. I’m supposin’ to meet Joe, a free negro who’s goin' to help me escape to the North. Afraid of gettin’ lost, I run faster and stumble.  I fall and cry …

Hotah/Bright #writephoto

I follow him into the wood, my brave warrior. My heart is racing as I stumble between the trees which seem to clear a path to where he is. I find him at our tree, wearing a breechcloth. My breath is fast and unsteady but it's not from the exercise.  It's the sight of his …

Robbed

In a haze of smoke, she appeared unexpectedly, like a thief in the night, beautiful, exotic and mysterious. She came towards me as in a dream. I stood there, helpless, unable to resist. I wanted to run away but I couldn't move.   Closer she came, her thick dark hair flowing about her exquisite face. …

Not Goodbye

How long will he tarry? She waited for him like the flower waits for the rain to quench its thirst or the sun to give it warmth.   How long will he tarry? She looked in all directions hoping to see the familiar figure coming towards her.   How long will he tarry? The sun …

The Nutcracker

It was on a Saturday night at the London Coliseum where Alexis and her sister Gwen ran into Mrs. Bannister, Alexis’ music teacher, a wonderful lady who didn’t look as if she had aged very much at all. She was delighted to see her former pupil, her face beaming and her light blue eyes sparkling.  …

The Barbecue

"You're not his type." If that smile were meant to take the sting out of her words it didn’t work.  Kay was smarting from it.  “I don’t mean to upset you, Kay, but I thought I would warn you because I have seen the way you look at Quinn every time you see him.  I …

The Intruder

A storm was raging outside.  The rain was beating relentlessly against the windows.  The lightning flashed across the sky and soon followed by the loud thunderous clap.  She hated storms. And being alone in the house didn't help the situation.  She chided herself for coming ahead of the family to this place which been closed …

The Truth

"What are you doing?" she asked him, agitated.   "I am going to turn the pages for you," he said.   She was sitting at the piano about to play something while her aunt and her visitors were sitting in the drawing- room having tea.  "I can manage," she told him.   "Please, Helen.  I …

Changed

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. This was the prayer that changed Lisa's life. Before she prayed it one night in her room, she was a selfish person.  She went about her busy life, not having time for anyone. She went to church, yes, but she …

The Ball

A picture of total calm, she sat there, watching the people enter the ballroom. She had the advantage of facing the entrance.  Demure in her new white dress, her black hair swept back from with several curls framing her face, she received admiring glances from the gentlemen but she was oblivious. Her eyes intermittingly taking …

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