Poor Judgment

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz This was the neighborhood of Jim Rocco, the bright kid raised by a single mother.  He was her pride and joy.  “My Jimmy’s gonna to be a big-time lawyer,” she used to say. Jim did become a lawyer and eventually, a Supreme Court judge.  Then, a provocative article appeared in …

Samira Nasr

In 2021, Montreal born, Samira Nasr becomes Harper Bazaar's first black editor-in-chief. She made history in the magazine's 154 year history. She took over the helm in the middle of a pandemic but after months of setbacks, the March issue debuted. She totally owned it, featuring Megan Thee Stallion on its cover. Samira's vision for the …

Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

Life Changes

She stared at the doctor. "I'm pregnant?" "Yes." She had suspected after she had missed her period and experienced symptoms such as headache, fatigue and breast tenderness. She had taken a pregnancy test which showed a positive result but she wanted to be absolutely sure so she made an appointment with her doctor who gave …

Tough Times

Photo by Roger Bultot "How's it going, Joni?" Radica asked me as we stood outside of the antique shop. I look at her.  How would she react if I were to tell her that in exchange for free rent I’m having sex with my landlord?  I’ve no choice.  I’m a single mother.  I can’t lose …

Two Ships

Ife saw him waiting for the elevator.  She tried not to make it obvious that she was watching him as she pushed the cart down the hallway.  She knew he was in no. 406, the Royal suite.  He was very handsome and a sharp dresser.  He must be rich, she thought.  This was a 5-star …

Going Back

She stood across the road Making sure no one saw Her.  They didn’t seem To notice her.  They were Greeting one another as They climbed the stairs And went through the Open doors.   It was a beautiful day Sunny and comfortable She was wearing a new outfit.  The one she bought A week ago.  …

Single Mothers

Some years ago, I was part of a ministry which reached out to women and children living in shelters. One of my favorite things was collecting donated items and taking them to the shelter.  The staff was just as excited as my assistant and I were.  It was like Christmas every time we went there …

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