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#WritingCommunity #shortstory #RemembranceDay2019
The man shook his tin at me and said "Care to buy a poppy?"
I went in my pockets and said "Sorry, I've nothing to give."
He frowned at me and said "They died for your freedom, you know."
"What freedom is that?" I ask.
#WritingCommunity #shortstory #RemembranceDay2019
"Is it the freedom to choose what cheap, unhealthy food I shorten my lifespan with? Maybe the freedom to decide which companies I allow to bully me into debt and poverty?"
#WritingCommunity #shortstory #RemembranceDay2019
"I've got it" I say. "It's the freedom to decide which landlord will issue me an eviction notice. Maybe then I'll be truly free; free to decide which doorway to cry myself to sleep under."
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Trying something different; a story in a thread.
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I heard them bring her in, a cell down the corridor from mine.
Sarted the same way, noise of carriage wheels on cobbles, clanging of locks, creaking of doors chains dragging on stone, protests of the accused.
This time, raised voices drifted down the corridor. The watch commander's deep, booming tones drowned out the voices of the woman's captors.
"...the hell am I supposed to put her? She needs an apothecary, not a prison!"
"...yeah we do, for DRUNKS! Going to take more than a nights sleep to cure that! Look how much she's shivering!"
"...oh really? How much you going to give me of that? Nope, didn't think so!"
Rest of the discussion was quiet, a negotiation of sorts.
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Kayode chased me out of our home.

Three years of marriage with two beautiful daughters to show for it, and he chased me.

Chased me like a thief that I was not, chased me like an unfaithful wife that I was not, he chased me..

out and brought in another woman.

Now barely two years after, he is here, on his knees, before my family and our kids, begging for me to take him back.

As I stared at him in his burgundy long sleeved kafan and polished black shoes, pleading on his knees before my father and
mother,with nothing but emptiness in my heart,the memories of the pain he put me through,the embarrassment,the heart break, the agony flowed back into my head,fresh as if it were yesterday..

"Wumni please forgive me,” he said, turning towards me, “Please forgive and forget..”
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The halls had windows. I looked out the window each time I went up a level, and each time I gazed out, the view was changing. The outside world was becoming livelier, more vibrant, and cleaner.
The buildings weren’t so imposing and box-like anymore but came in different shapes, colors, and sizes. I felt like the top level was within reach.

I lost count of the number of levels I climbed but since the halls have gotten smaller as I went higher,
I finally entered a small room. It was about 30 square meters, carpeted, with wooden pillars decked with intricate carvings. There were a few people of varied ages, most of them quite mature. One group was playing charades.
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I read a beautiful #ShortStory and found it #TooGoodNotToShare


Air Commodore Vishal was a Jet Pilot. In a combat mission his fighter plane was destroyed by a missile. He however ejected himself and parachuted safely.
He won acclaims and appreciations from many.

After five years one day he was sitting with his wife in a restaurant. A man from another table came to him & said "You're Captain Vishal! You flew jet fighters. You were shot down!"

“How in the world did you know that?” asked Vishal
“I packed your parachute," the man smiled and replied.

Vishal gasped in surprise and gratitude and thought if parachute hadn't worked, I wouldn’t be here today. Vishal couldn't sleep that night, thinking about that man.
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Void all contracts with ICE, @Microsoft!

Don't be @Trump's Volkswagen.

Don't support the fascist @Trump Regime.
All businesses with any supporting contracts or association with #ICE, should void the contracts and stop all work immediately.
It's time to start isolating the @Trump Regime.

No collaboration

No support

Don't become another #Volkswagen!
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