Professor Moore’s Questions

"Hello, Selene," "Hello, Professor Moore." "I need to ask you a personal question. You can tell me to my face that it's none of my business." Curious now, she asked, "What's the question?" "Are you dating anyone?" After she recovered from her surprise, she shook her head and replied, "No, I'm not dating anyone." "Do …

Breaking Up…For Now

Image by Rachel Claire, Pexels He stood outside the apartment building where she lived with her older sister. After agonizing over it for weeks, he had finally decided that it would be best for them not to see each other anymore. It had been foolish of him, a professor, to become romantically involved with one …

Avianna Gets Her Wish

Dr. Max Klein was at the In Studio television station. Behind him was the production team. He was there to shoot his part in a Public Service Announcement for the charitable gala hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Ruthorham. In a few minutes, he would be sitting down and sharing his story of his …

Saying Goodbye…For Now

"This is goodbye until we see each other again in London," Max said to Jabulani. They were alone outside of her family's house. He had come to say goodbye to her parents. He and Avianna were leaving on an early flight in the morning. "I'm going to miss you," Jabulani told him. She longed to …

New Shirts & the Step-daughter

"Hello, Gideon." "Hello, Pete. How are Fiona and the kids?" "They're doing well, thanks. How is Ruth?" "She's fine, thanks." "And how are things between you and Chelsey?" Chelsey was George's step-daughter. "They're much better." "Good. I'm happy to hear that. Here to buy more shirts?" "Yes. This the only place in the world where …

Jabulani Meets Mrs. Klein

Jabulani was happy to see a few familiar faces at the luncheon thrown by Avianna Klein in honor of students like her who were being sponsored to study abroad through FACES Africa.  Mrs. Klein was the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization.  Jabulani walked over to the other students who were very excited about …

Jabulani’s Exciting Future

Jabulani leaned against the wall, thinking about her future.  Soon, she would be packing her portmanteau and leaving Johannesburg for London.  She couldn’t wait. Thanks to Dr. Klein, her sponsor and lover, she was going to study at the University of London.  Tomorrow, she was attending a special luncheon for her and other sponsored students …

A Bone of Contention

"So, what are you waiting for?" Cheryl asked Joe. He stared at her blankly. "What do you mean?" "I mean you're not getting any younger. You're going to be 56 years old in January and you're still not married. What are you waiting for?" He sighed. "Why is everyone so interested in my personal life?" …

Abebi’s Dream

My name is Abebi and I'm from Bauchi, Nigeria.  I love school.  I love learning new things.  I want to become a teacher because we need more female teachers here in our schools.  More female teachers will encourage girls to remain in school.  I think girls will relate better to female teachers and feel more …

Another Year of University

It was the end of the first day of another year of university. It was great to be back. Professor Joe Warren was always happy to be back at Stanford, walking down the corridors and into classrooms, seeing old and new students. He had been at this university for twenty years and he planned to …

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