Still Reeling

Kalisa still couldn't believe it. She didn't want to believe it. Deandre had a girlfriend. She should have known that a handsome man like him wouldn't be single but she had hoped...What good had that hope done her? She had come to Jacksonville because of him. She had enrolled at the university where he taught …

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Music Lessons, Reading & Swimming Naked

She had the book open but she wasn't really reading it. She was too busy sneaking glances at him as he took long, leisure laps in the pool. It felt strange being out there. Usually, they would be inside in the music room where she would be seated at the piano, playing. Her lessons were …

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After the Rain

Ronan stood at his bedroom, looking out. It was hard to tell there had been a thunderstorm if it weren't for the wet spots here and there. The sun was shining, giving the place a clean and pristine feel. The day promised to be a beautiful one. He hadn't slept well, though and felt tired …

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Kalisa on Campus

At first, he thought that his mind and eyes were playing tricks on him. Missing Kalisa and longing to be with her were finally taking a toll on him to the point where he thought he saw her a few moments ago. I'm losing my mind, he mused. As much as I wish she were …

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Jordyn Confronts Conrad

Jordyn debated whether or not to go and see Conrad. She hadn't seen him in weeks and she wanted to know why. Was it because of Trey? Did he still have a hang up about seeing his nephew's ex-girlfriend? How long was he going to felt guilty about it? Trey and she had broken up …

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Teaching, Playwrights and Burgers

He reached the plank and emerged from the water. As he hoisted himself out of the water, with his hands flattened on the wood, he turned his head towards her direction. She could tell that he was looking at her. Her heart began to pound like crazy. Should she leave now before he got completely …

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First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

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Back in Jacksonville

He was back in Jacksonville after spending eight weeks on a teaching mission in Kigali, Rwanda. He was still readjusting to the time difference. Rwanda was six hours ahead. "You still haven't told me about your mission trip to Rwanda. How was it?" "It was very good. I'm happy I decided to do it." "I …

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An Unforgettable Summer

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields The glass of shells reminded him of the beach in Kigali and Kalisa. He met her when he went on a volunteer teaching mission. She was one of the community's poor and disadvantaged youths. She began staying after class to ask questions and then, they were seeing each other outside …

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Saadiya’s Story

I'm not pretty although I've had some people say that I have flawless skin. Some even compliment on my complexion, saying that it looks like rich, dark chocolate. I've been told that I have nice eyes and an attractive smile yet, most of these same people were shocked when they found out that Faraz had …

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