The Birthday Card

It was getting cold. Soon, there would be snow. Christmas was just around the corner. It would be the first Christmas she would be celebrating with Rehoboam since he had moved to London and the first one she wouldn't be spending with her parents. Ever since Rehoboam and she told the family about their relationship …

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. …

Ten Years Later…

Safina was in London. She had been there for six years. Before that she had been in Cape Town, staying with a relative. She went there after being fired from her job with the Setons, a wealthy English couple living in Lagos. They fired her when they discovered that she had been having a relationship …

Sarifina Calls Maxime Again

Sarifina lay in bed, feeling depressed. Who was the woman who answered Maxime's phone and why was she so rude to her? She didn't even ask if she wanted to leave a message for Maxime. Instead, she had hung up the phone after telling her that he was unavailable. When her aunt had returned to …

No Strange Things

“Burn their idols and do not touch the silver or gold they are made of. Do not take it or it will be a snare to you, for it is horrible to the Lord your God.  Do not bring an idol into your home and worship it, for then your doom is sealed. Utterly detest …

Dinner at Copper Penny

It was her first day on the job but everyone was so friendly and so welcoming that the nervousness she initially felt went away. Paul's secretary met her at reception and took her up to his office. After he greeted her, he took her around and introduced her to the rest of the staff. He …

The Midnight Visitor

And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;  for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;  and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble …

Matt’s Story

A couple of years ago, my world as I knew it was turned upside down.  I was 17 and at my cousin, Rose's wedding.  At the reception, a relative who had way too much to drink, put his arm around me and said, "I don't know about the rest of the family but I'm sure …

Janco’s Story (Part One)

I'm a Literature Evangelist and youth leader in my church.  I'm on fire for the Lord so I leave tracts on buses, trains, taxis, the waiting rooms of doctors, dentists, on sidewalks, streets--yes, I drop them as I walk.  Sometimes I would stand on the sidewalk and hand them out to people as they walk …

The Declaration

Friends since they were children, Eliza never once imagined that their relationship would blossom into a romantic one.  Franklin was so handsome and he had his pick of very beautiful and accomplished young women.   Eliza had always dreaded the day when he would marry. Her feelings for him had changed when she turned sixteen. …

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