Coming Clean with Aunt Savitri

I was back in my flat, relaxing on the sofa, after spending most of the day in Shoreditch. Instead of either one of us driving, we took the tube. Shoreditch was very arty with fashionable clubs and bars. It had vintage and design shops which Sarika enjoyed popping into. She picked up a few items …

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University, Summer Job & Birthday Plans

"So, you've decided then that you're going to move out at the end of summer?" Gideon asked Chelsey. It was a Saturday afternoon and they were in the conservatory. She had just told him that instead of commuting every week to Oxford, she would just live on the campus. She didn't mention that she had …

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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 …

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The Last Photo Shoot

Today was the last photo shoot and she was really and truly happy about that. Although she liked Gilles and he had been so good and patient with her, she was thankful that this experience was almost over. As she waited for him, she thought about Ryker. She still couldn't believe that they had made …

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The Cold Shoulder

It was Friday evening and outside the sun was setting. He was sitting on the sofa and the phone was beside him on speaker. He had decided to call this time instead of doing the usual ZOOM call. Usually, his mother answered the phone but this time, his father did. "Hi, Dad." "Hi, Jason." "How …

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Mrs. Cheung Learns About Karine

Jason was on a ZOOM call with his parents. As usual, his mother did most of the talking. She was going on about one of the neighbors who had invited her over for lunch. "I was looking forward to some of her delicious soup, but instead, she said that we were going to have peanuts …

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Abi’s Look at Life

"I've been thinking about life a lot lately," Abi said to Mats. "What exactly about life have you been thinking about?" "How it's like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways." "Huh?" "You know, life's ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times." "Oh." …

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Bumping into Karine

It was Wednesday evening. He had come home two hours ago, showered, changed and had dinner. He was on his chatting with his mother through What's App while checking his emails. His father wasn't at home. "He'll be sorry that he missed you," she said. "I'll call again over the weekend. How are you and …

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In Nairobi

It was his first night in Nairobi. He had arrived in the morning. It was the fastest flight from Hong Kong and it took 14 hours. As soon as he got to the fully furnished apartment which was enormous and immaculate, he stripped and took a shower. Feeling refreshed, he wandered from room to room, …

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Stella’s Secret

Something was afoot with Stella. Inquiring minds wanted to know what it was. Her friends, colleagues and family were all obsessed with spilling Stella, that is finding out what her secret was and spilling it. Was her secret to do with money, her career, her health, her love life? As far as they knew, she …

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