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I walked to the front yard of my house

I was tired. I had lost 7 kg in the last 2 years. I was almost dead. I needed food. I was ready to eat in the front yard. The night was still young....

It all started when my father called me and wanted me to go to the police department with him to file an official complaint...

A couple of days after my father called me and wanted me to go to the police department with him to file an official complaint about someone who killed his dog so he could...

In our series of letters from African-American journalists, novelist and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the death of his mother from breast cancer

There was a lot of talk of how beautiful Mom was, what a fine woman and a good wife. How she was in the end, in the end. How she taught me almost everything...

This is the story of the night of the 7th of July, the day after the attacks on the United States

I grabbed my keys from the kitchen table. I picked up my keys and walked into the bedroom. I threw my keys on top of the dresser and picked up my cell phone. I...

“Go to bed, dear

"What could happen to you here, my boy?" I ask, glancing from the boy to the curtains he keeps locked across his bed. His head tilts in an almost subservient fashion as it bows...

John woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of a plane hitting the World Trade Center

John was startled by the shock and the loud noise of the plane. His eyes blinked and closed and he woke up to see the moon lightening the sky. But now the plane was...

The group gathered in the back of Emil’s truck

“It’s almost here!” Jax said excitedly as he hopped into the cab. “Is it the time yet?” asked Jess. She couldn’t remember what time it had been this morning but it wasn’t morning anymore....

The woman looked at the symbol on the tree stump

She closed her eyes and concentrated on the symbol. A pulse of energy began to pulsate through her, pulsing out from her skin like a stream of pure light. A tingling sensation ran down...

A few years ago I received a dream catcher in the post

“Well, that is nice-nice. But how do you explain this?” I asked myself as I gazed at the strange tiny object in my hand, as if it was the one that could not, but...

The man’s fingers trembled as he took a step closer to the woman

His hand shook and it took him a moment for him to open his fingers. He’d just touched something so delicate. His body stilled, waiting for him to realize what he had. His breath...

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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...