The Marcelus Inquisition

When Prunella walked into the living-room, Marcelus was in there, sitting in his favorite chair by the fireplace. He scowled at her. "Where have you been?" he demanded. "I'm sorry I'm late." "You didn't answer my question." "I was at the library." "Dressed like that?" "No. I was wearing my denim jacket." "What were you …

Dinner With Marius

Elspeth examined herself in the mirror. Were the sweater and the long skirt a bit too much? Should she change into a dress or a lighter blouse and a shorter skirt instead? She decided that she would change the sweater. She didn't want to feel hot in it. She quickly changed into a dark red …

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 …

Everything Has Beauty

"What do you see in her, man?" Brad asked his friend, Sebastian "Granted, she had a great body but her face... Sebastian glanced at him.  "What's wrong with her face?" Brad stared at him.  "Are you kidding me?  I'm sorry, man, but she's ugly." Color suffused Sebastian's cheeks and his eyes darkened in anger.  "That's …

Weekend Writing Prompt #93

We met at a New Year’s Eve party.  Neither of us had a date.  We spent the entire evening together. We’re dating now but there’s one problem--she’s not Japanese.  Naturally, my parents are against our relationship, threatening to stop paying my tuition and disown me if, “you don’t stop seeing that girl and find yourself …

A Story from Cameroon

This story touched my heart. I was moved by this little's girl's faith, courage and big heart. Patricia's Prayer Patricia lives in central Cameroon. She's a lot like other girls. She likes to jump rope and talk with her friends. But in some ways Patricia is different from other children. She has HIV and often …

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