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The hostess handed me the menus

“Good evening. I have a reservation under the name Wilson.” The hostess placed the menus on the table. “Ah, yes, that is your name.” She looked up at me. “Yes, I had a reservation...

The first time I saw him in the restaurant, he just sat and stared at me

I watched for a minute, waiting for him to tell me what he wanted. Did he want to talk business or something? Did he want to talk about what I knew, what I had...

My mother woke me up

“Mom, it is time; it is time!” My mother looked at me, and she smiled, slowly at first, then a little more, then a lot more. She put her finger to her mouth, and...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo reflects on what it was like to be a victim of...

I picked up the phone to call him but before I could hit the buttons, a sounds of a crash in the ceiling, like glass breaking with a clink of knuckles. My heart skipped...

Alice had made up the story about the doll which she had found in her garden, and she had told it to Adele B

Alice was convinced, that, if she told the truth, Adele B. would try to convert her into a lesbian because the story gave her the impression that she was, to him, but this did...

Akosua went for a long walk, she needed to clear her mind and she needed a walk

Akosua went for a long walk, she needed to clear her mind and she needed a walk. Not a sit back and relax walk but she wanted to clear her mind. Akosua had a...

When my mother died, I knew I had to take care of her son

But when it came to my little boy, I was not at all like my mother. I'd never had one of my own. But I loved him with every breath I’d breathed, his body,...

Jessica put her book in the drawer next to her chair

Jessica closed the drawer and moved her chair closer to the window. Her daughter walked down the hall to her room. A moment later, Tiffany entered the kitchen. Jessica wanted to spend some time...

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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...