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Stunned

Stunned

I stopped dead in my tracks, dazzled with the exquisite being that passed by me. I starred at her with incredulity. Her enchanting voice broke the spell that had taken hold of my mind. Her smile alone made me forget my woes. “Are you going for the philosophy class?” she asked. The question threw me into a momentary state of shock and surprise, “How did she know I was going to a philosophy class?” I wondered. Her mischievous smile made it more difficult for me to decipher this enigma that had unraveled before me. I continued to walk briskly as...

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Just Married

Married

Concern clouded my thoughts as I starred at my reflection in the bathroom mirror in the hotel room. It was my wedding night. I felt like having sex on this particular night was cliché.  I wanted to feign a headache and escape from our first night together on our honey moon but all my efforts proved futile. I was worried it would be too much for me. It was my first time. I had waited patiently for twenty four years, but as minutes turned into seconds, my mind was swinging from one thought to another. My face was myriad of...

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Dark Start

Dark Start

He picked the television remote squeezed between the sides of the cushions of the couch and changed the channel to the most talked-about Premier League match of the season; the match between Manchester United and Chelsea. He sat on the couch beside his wife, her feet propped on pillows, and her swollen ankles crossed reading a copy of her usual romance fiction. Deeply absorbed in her book, she lifted her head intermittently to the rise in the pitch of the commentary from the television, just to catch a glimpse of who had scored or whatever was making her husband shout...

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