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FFfAW: The Cost of Freedom

A white picket fence and garden chairs, Natasha had her perfect backyard all planned out. She kept telling herself that one day, her land would be free for her to live a normal life. Their valley had been under occupation … Continue reading

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SPF: When Being First Matters

Letting go, rising above, being the first to apologize….Gloria’s thoughts arrested at the last one, as she sat cross legged on the mat. The serene voice on her iPod continued and she quickly inhaled, eyes closed, trying to focus, but … Continue reading

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FFfAW: A Mother’s Endless Forgiveness

She’d fought with her mother, banged the front door and stormed out of the house – again. She went to her usual place, a bench in a darkened side street. Any teenager would have probably thought twice, but Jessica didn’t … Continue reading

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FFfAW: Not a Chef

At first when he’d make fun of her cooking, Zehra used to laugh as well, but then she just felt foolish when he mocked her in front of others. After two years of a resentful marriage and failed patch-up efforts, … Continue reading

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SPF: Dealing With Loss

“Daisy! Did you get the daffodils?” Jodie called out to her six year old daughter. There was no reply. “Daisy?” Jodie walked out into the backyard and saw Daisy in a pool of blood near the daffodils, the petals sprinkled with … Continue reading

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TLT: Honesty Pays

He’d sat down on the now familiar stone steps, weary, after his usual failed attempts to find a job and that’s when he saw her exit the taxi in a flowing silk dress, dripping in jewels, as a clasp came undone … Continue reading

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FFfAW: The Rescue

Caroline was on the fifteenth floor when the fire broke out. She rushed to the stairs but the flames were rapidly moving upwards. She raced back up, flung open the window and shouted for help. A ladder was extended to her … Continue reading

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