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. …

Nature Walks & Falling in Love

He hadn't meant for it to happen but it had. She was his teenage sister, Felice's childhood friend and he had fallen hopelessly and madly in love with her. How could it have happened? He had known her since she was nine--a scraggly girl with braids who used to smile shyly at him whenever she …

Gina’s Plan

"They've been gone for a long time," Gina said. "Jealous?" Natalie asked, watching her closely. "Of course not!" Gina snapped. "Maybe, they're sitting down somewhere, talking. You don't expect them to be walking all this time, do you? Whenever Graham and I went to a park, we walked for a bit and then, we found …

Laird Tells Martina About Antonia

"Poor Antonia," Martina said, shaking her head sadly. Laird had just told her about his adopted sister's breakdown which led to her stay in a psychiatric hospital. Laird stared at her. "You feel sorry for her?" he exclaimed. "Yes, I do. It must be painful watching the man you love fall in love with and …

Remembering Coco

Photo by Bradley Harris I stood on the beach, gazing out at the calm sea, remembering Coco.  I still think about her even though she died eleven years ago from a severe Asthma attack.  Sadness crept into my eyes and regret etched my face.  She was a beautiful girl whom I loved very much.  I …

Laird Reveals the Ugly Truth

"Laird, I need to talk to you about your sister," Mr. Pendlebury said. They were in Laird's flat, sitting at the dining table. Martina wasn't there. She had gone shopping with her mother. Laird was really not in the mood to talk about Antonia. "What about her?" he asked dispassionately. "She's in a really bad …

Abi Gets Medical

"Have you ever seen people with frosted foreheads?" Abi asked Mats. They were hanging out at her place for the first time. "What are frosted foreheads?" he asked, looking confused. "What looks like frost on a person's forehead are actually urea crystals which appear on the skin surface of patients with severe Uremia." "What is …

Avianna’s Interview

"Good evening and welcome to Insight Weekly. I'm your host, Bill Whitaker. This evening, I have a very special guest here with me. She recently won a humanitarian award for her work in Africa. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including CNN and BBC and in several magazines. She recently made TIME's list of …

Which is Worse?

Getty's Image "Which is worse?" Annie asked Not being able to have children or having a child and then losing that child to an illness or to some tragedy?" "I think not being able to have children is worse," Robyn replied. Annie stared at her. "So, you would rather have a child and go through …

Jesus is Willing

I see God’s love manifested through Jesus’ healing of the leper. Leprosy was a terrible disease.  It disfigured people and made them outcasts in their communities. A person with leprosy had to tear his clothes and put a covering upon his upper lip and cry, “unclean, unclean.” They were rejected and avoided.  No one wanted …

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