Shaniqua’s Story

I used to be a prostitute.  And then, one night, I met a Catholic priest who changed my life forever. Father Ramirez didn't preach at me like most religious people do.  Instead, he asked me about myself and what got me into prostitution.  He sat and listened as I shared my story and not once …

The Ultimatum

“If you don’t end your relationship with that black woman, the engagement is off and you can kiss your job at this company goodbye.” Mr. Addington's face was flushed with anger. Brett stared at the man who in a couple of months' time would be his father-in-law.  He didn’t need much more clarity than that. …

The Wrong Brother?

"I wish I had married Roger." "Nigel's brother?" "Yes." "But why? Nigel's a sweet man." "He's dull, dull, dull. Roger's more exciting. Not to mention, very attractive. It's too bad I met him after I married Nigel. I honestly believe that I married the wrong brother." "Don't say that." "Why not? It's how I feel. …

Desperate Measures

Photo © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields He watched the video in horror, his face white as a sheet.  “But, how…?” “Remember that fridge we saw lying in the grass?  Well, inside it was a video camera.  While we were doing our thing, it was running.  After you left, I stopped it.” “But, why?” “I needed insurance.  You …

A Different Direction

One day I got tired of writing mundane stories about film stars, politicians, writers and other famous people. I guess people would think I'm crazy. How could I be bored with such stuff, they would wonder. Well, believe it or not, I was. I wanted to do something different with my life. I have always …

Sex Selection Abortion

Sex selection abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children, especially in parts of East Asia and South Asia (particularly in countries such as People's Republic of China, India and Pakistan), as well as in the Caucasus, and Western …

Asya Speaks Out

The magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains and surrounding beautiful landscape which usually filled Asya with peace failed to do so this morning.   There was political uncertainty in Sweden as the anti-immigrant party made historic gains in Sunday's election.  There was talk of refugees and immigrants being sent back to their countries by those who …

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