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… Read More Escape

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.… Read More Robbed

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… Read More The Intruder

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… Read More The Truth

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… Read More Changed

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… Read More The Ball