Mr. Wharton Drives Layne to Heathrow

It was time to go to the airport and Mr. Wharton was waiting outside of Layne's flat. He had offered to give him a lift and after protesting at first, Layne accepted. He would have preferred to take a taxi because he always felt guilty when he was around his father. And ending his ended …

Laird Proposes

He was on his way to Martina's place for dinner and was nervous as hell because he was going to propose. It was one thing to date an MP and quite another to be married to one. What about the times when he'll be working late during the week and sometimes even on the weekends? …

Father Desjardin’s Invitation

It was another beautiful day and was out for a walk. She wished she could stay out there in the sunshine all day long. However, she had to return home and was pleasantly surprised to find Father Desjardins there. He was visiting her grandmother. They were in the living-room having tea. He rose to his …

Off to Nairobi

As he sat there, waiting to board his flight to Nairobi, Kenya, he could still hear his mother demanding for the umpteenth time, "Why do you have to go there?" "My company is sending me there, Ma." "Why Africa? Why not America or Canada or England?" "They need me in Nairobi. Besides, I've always wanted …

Avianna’s Interview

"Good evening and welcome to Insight Weekly. I'm your host, Bill Whitaker. This evening, I have a very special guest here with me. She recently won a humanitarian award for her work in Africa. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including CNN and BBC and in several magazines. She recently made TIME's list of …

Adaliya and Liang

It was during the summer and I was working as a waitress at a swanky restaurant. The first time he came I noticed him the moment he walked in. He didn't notice me as he made his way over to the table where a group of people were already seated. I finished serving at the …

Rhodes

“Who’s that, Daddy?” Eric asked his father. “That’s Cecil John Rhodes.” “Who’s he?” Emily asked. “He was an Englishman who believed in British colonialism.  He was the founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia which was named after him in 1895. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after him.  “What does your hinterland is there mean?” …

International Day of the African Child

Today is the Day of the African Child. Since 1991, this day has been celebrated on June 16 to commemorate those killed during the Soweto Uprising in South Africa, and to recognize the courage of the students who marched for their right to an education. This year's theme is ‘access to child-friendly justice’. ‘Access to …

Keziah’s Story

Jill was my best friend.  We grew up together.  We used to like the same books, movies and boys.  And when the boy we liked at a particular time liked one of us more, there were not hard feelings.  We were happy for each other.  So, when she met and fell in love with Greg, …

Zendaya Returns

It was after the midday mass and the sanctuary was empty.  Father O'Reilly lingered in front of the beautiful wooden bust of the Madonna and Child.  He said a prayer and then blessed himself.  He stood there for several minutes. Then, he went into the library which was always empty. He went over to where …

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