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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...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist M’Baye M’Baye tells the story of how she made it to the forest...

When I woke up everything was white. White like the night sky, blank white. I could smell the cold, crisp smell of snow and trees. I felt it through the floorboards and on the...

Savannah walked into the living room and looked at Beau

“Hey, little lady I didn’t think you’d come out this late.” Beau was still cussing at her, but she ignored it, running to him. “I was out walking the dogs and ended up at...

A young soldier, now known as Private Luke Roberts, was sent to fight in Iraq

The young soldier woke up about 1 month later on May 9th, 2010, in a hospital in Kuwait, having lived through a life-changing experience. Luke had been brought to Kuwait by his parents. His...

On the day my parents died, I went to the kitchen

I finished the last piece of apple in the bowl and tossed it down the veranda railing. I walked to the dining room. My parents weren’t there. The living room was empty, except for...

The sounds of the war came closer, as Luke was running away from the fighting, he saw his company in front of him

Returning to his squad, Luke picked up his machine gun and charged forward toward the enemy. This time I will make sure that I die a noble death. When he reached the enemy, he...

“Milly, what do you think you’re going to do?”

“I don’t know.” “That’s what I’m asking. That’s what I’m scared of. What if I can’t get my money? What if they say no? What do I do then? Go back to school, and...

I woke up and looked at my watch

I was lying on my bed, looking at my watch. “You have to go to work now,” she said. “Get up and get to work.” I stood up and grabbed my backpack. “Do you...

The first time I saw her was in the bathroom

I went to the bathroom to piss but before I turned on the tap, I saw her sitting in the corner, leaning towards me. Her eyes shone, like a flame. I didn’t know what...

It was the end of the day, and they were about to go out for the last time this year

Mummy turned to the girls. “You’ve got that long drive ahead of you, so now let’s head out, shall we? I want you to have all the fun that you can in the car.”...

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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...