Family Night

Matt found himself driving over Joel's and Kira's building. When he rang the bell, Kira answered the door. "Hello, Matt," she said, very pleased to see him. They hugged. "I'm sorry to be dropping by like this," he apologized as he went inside the unit. "Matt, you're always welcome to drop by whenever you want. …

Zala

It was here in the thicket of trees shaded from the bright light which resembled a stage with a spotlight that he found me. The next thing I knew I was staring up at a ceiling. I realized that I was in a strange bed in a strange room. I tried to sit up but …

Star-crossed Lovers

"Oh, Joseph, I love you so much." "I love you too, Miss Louisa." "I wish we could run away together. I hate living on this awful plantation." "We can't run way, Miss Louisa. They'd kill me 'cause I run way with a White woman." "I won't let them hurt you, Joseph. I'd rather die first." …

Up in Flames

JT told her not to go to the cabin again but she went any way. Soon after, he left the house on the day of his return from his business trip, she followed him. She was careful to keep her distance. He was walking briskly as if he couldn't wait to get there. She stopped …

JT Returns

When JT got back to the plantation after being away for weeks, instead of going up to the house to see Clarissa and the children, he went to see Bill, his foreman to get a report on Sadie.  “Did anything happen while I was away?” he asked.  “Did any of the darkies get friendly with …

The Slave Girl

My name is Harriet. I'm the slave girl who fell in love with her white Master. I was 16 when my first Master, Mr. Hamilton leased me to Mr. Williamson, a businessman. Mr. Williamson wasn't married but there were rumors that he was courting and soon to be engaged to Miss Scarlett, a beautiful Southern …

Sadie is Summoned

The Master was away and Sadie was worried that in his absence the Mistress would sell her just to spite him. Or she was afraid that she would arrange for a bad accident to happen to her or that she would get one of the darkies to take her by force and lie with her …

Clarissa Threatens to Leave

Joss Tyler Whitley II (nicknamed JT) was standing in front of the mirror, fixing his tie.  He studied his reflection.  His thick dark brown hair brushed against the back of his shirt collar.  He needed a haircut, he mused.  Just then, Clarissa walked in.  She was a very beautiful woman with her healthy complexion, dark …

Jane’s Story

He says he loves me.  He treats me well.  I can't tell anybody that he's been teaching me how to read and write.  Every night, he comes to my cabin and teaches me how to read from the Bible. He tells me, "God loves you just as much as He loves me.  Your color doesn't matter …

Her Dream

She picked the cotton, the sweat pouring down her dark, leathery face.  She worked from sunrise to sunset, same as the men.  The overseer saw to that.  Slaves failing to do their tasks were flogged.  Her back was badly mangled from a whipping.  As she worked, she dreamed of the Elysian home she would soon …

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