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I am a creep

The stage lights dimmed. Everyone got quiet. He closed his eyes as the music started.  A sadness unfolded when he sang:  “When you were here before Could not look you in the eye You just look like an angel Your … Continue reading

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Father’s Grief

“Our baby boy passed away today, three years ago.  Shall we do something?” she asked expectantly. “I do not like these sorts of things.” Then, he walked away. What kind of father would refuse to mourn his son? She stormed … Continue reading

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Having Second Thoughts?

She sat across from him, sipping the last drips of coffee.   As she leaned over, she asked, “What do you think about our new life?” “What do you mean?” He asked. “You know,” she said. “You moved job because of … Continue reading

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A Golden Boy

She got up early to pack her lunch. As she putting the sandwich into the stylish black and white striped tote, she smiled.  It was her first week at a new job — A job she has been waiting for … Continue reading

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Quack, Quack, Quack

Quack, quack, quack. I followed the sound and looked out of the window: a little toddler was wiggling on the sidewalk with a pair of new sandals. He was little chubby, tried to balance his weight from one foot to … Continue reading

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A Pair of Walking Shoes

“Honey, are you ready?” He called again from the car. No response. He slammed the door open and walked into the house. In the entrance, he found her sat on the floor, staring at a pair of old walking shoes, … Continue reading

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Save Myself

Jane, a close friend of mine since college, is a mother of three. Her first child is already in her teens and through her second marriage, she has two kids, a three year old and 7 month old. These days, … Continue reading

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It Is Your Decision

When my little cousin, Xuan, was born, I was excited. He was a beautiful child with big eyes, long eyelashes, and silky skin. I used to gaze at him in his baby carrier for a long time and thought he … Continue reading

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Exit

I arrived early, and picked the same seat in the café and sat down.   Everything was the same, the décor, the smell. A year and an half ago, three of us gathered here for the 1st time, right after we … Continue reading

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Fair and Square?

A little girl sings:                                               “Dresses and laces, the pettier the better; Pearls and diamonds, the shiner the better; Candies and chocolates, the sweeter the better; Homes and houses, the bigger the better; The world is fair and square, for … Continue reading

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