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 …

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Paul Visits Nita

"Hello, Nita," Paul said. She and Angie were fellow graduates of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This was their second meeting. They met last year at the dinner party of a fellow graduate who married a wealthy businessman. He was there with Angie who wasn't at all pleased to see Nita and the feeling …

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Binta’s Story

When I was 12 years old, my mother handed me over to an agent. I was crammed into a truck and taken from my home in Benin and across the border into Nigeria. I was crying and scared. I didn't know where they were taking me or why my mother just gave me away to …

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Arlene’s Job

As Arlene approached her house, she saw Hadrian’s car in the driveway.  He had gotten home before her.  Lately, things had gotten a bit strained between them.  Last night they had had a row because he wanted to make love but she was too tired.  He ended up sleeping on the sofa.  And, she didn't …

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