The Holy Stairs, Martin Luther & Indulgences

Dushan was waiting in a café for Chioma so that they could go to Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and also to see the famous Scala Sancta, known as the Holy Stairs believed to be part of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and are the same ones Jesus climbed before being tried by the …

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Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

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The Housekeeper

It started with her being his live-in housekeeper. She had migrated from Lusaka, Zambia and needed a job. She saw an ad in the newspaper for a living housekeeper and she went to apply in person. The interview was to be held at the detached home in London. When she showed up, he answered the …

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Rehema’s Visitor

Rehema sat there on the floor with her knees drawn and her hands clasped around them, staring straight ahead of her. It had been weeks since Trishan visited her and she told him about her past. She would never forget the expression on his face when she finished her story and just before he said …

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Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

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Mrs. Lopez Visits Angie

Angie was lying on the sofa when the doorbell rang. She quickly got up, ran into the room and stuffed the pillow under her blouse. Then, she walked slowly to the door. She peered through the keyhole. It was her mother. "Hello, Mama," she greeted her when she opened the door. Mrs. Lopez stepped into …

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Paul Runs Into Amy

Paul walked out of Perry's Emporium where he had just bought a Sylvie semi-mount engagement ring for Nita. He paused outside to look at it again. The salesperson had assured him, "I'm sure that your lady love will extremely delighted to receive such an exquisite ring. All the rings in the Sylvie Collection were designed …

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Gina Visits Matt Again

"What are you doing here, Gina?" Matt asked her. "Cam's with my parents today." "I know. I came to see you." "Come in." She went inside. He preceded her to the living-room. While he remained standing, she sat on the divan. "Did you hear about Tanner and Melania?" "Yes, I heard that they're engaged but …

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Kira Visits Melania

Melania was lying in bed, thinking about the hurt expression on Tanner's face when she told him that they couldn't see each other any more and poor Matt who was devastated when she told him that she was still in love with Tanner. What a total mess her life had become. She had said goodbye …

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The Million Dollar Question

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “Mama, will you stop worrying?” Angie muttered in exasperation.  “It worries me that you always seem to be alone.  Paul should be there taking care of you, especially in your condition.” “Mama, I’m pregnant, not an invalid.” “I know but you still have to be careful.” “I’ll be careful, Mama.  …

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