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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 22)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 22)

Is Nysa in love? In crush at least? ….why the third-person reference? These thoughts were running through my head. To think that just a few days ago I didn’t even have the worries of thinking such things about boys and boyfriends and crushes! The proverbial butterflies had been making their appearances in my stomach in big swarms all throughout the morning, that I almost vomited in surprise when Dominic suddenly materialized in front of me. I jerked back and almost upset my glass of orange juice, and my best friend Sally looked at me in surprise. She saw Dominic at the same time, and the light-bulb lit in her head. Sally knew about Dominic since I had told her about “that boy who kept looking at me whenever we’re in the same…

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 21)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 21)

Oh Dominic! Of course, I wouldn’t know how he was when he was around other people and I wasn’t around to see him interact with them. But all the signs were positive so far. Besides, relationship is all about risks and hopes, right, and getting to know the other person first, or so I thought. I guessed I wasn’t too naive after all. Anyway, time enough to make a concrete decision after all the pertinent information had been gathered. That sounded so detached, and rather mature, I demurred. And it goes both ways; he could be looking to get to know me first, too. I mean, just because you like a girl or a boy doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Also let’s…

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 20)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 20)

Falling In Love That naturally led to an all-out tug of war between us, until my mama demanded we stopped. Eventually, after much staring and glaring and assuring the parents that we – by which everybody meant mostly me – was fine and that there was no crisis or panicking of some sort happening, my parents went back downstairs, trusting us to keep our talk quiet, and also as my dad demanded, “Safe!” I glared at Maya, “See what you did? Now mama and dad know! I didn’t want them to! Now they’re going to suspect…

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Perfectly Blameless

Perfectly Blameless

What does it  mean to be of blame, and what does it mean to be blameless? This conversation happened between two friends : “I always get blamed for everything!” “Why? What did you do this time?” “…nothing!” “You don’t sound so sure.” “Well, I am. I did nothing!” “Nothing?” “Nothing.” “Well…. I don’t mean to sound judge–y, but maybe that there’s the reason why.” “What? How do you mean?” “Nothing.” “Wh…. don’t ‘nothing’ me! What did you think I did…

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 19)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 19)

Here is a blast from the past, such as it was. When I was thirteen, I met a boy. Yes, I know, I make it sound as if I’ve never met a boy before. But truth is, I met a boy I liked, who turned out to be my first crush. Dominic, the boy, he was thirteen too, tall for his age but quite skinny, all gangly limbs and graceless teenage awkwardness of a boy just growing into his body. Kind of like how I was, except I…

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Where Is Your Name?

Where Is Your Name?

Luke 10:20 KJV “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” People are happy for various reasons, mostly for personal successes and triumphs. Others rejoice because of good health; for having good reputation and honor within their community; respect and tribute given are jealously guarded. Many also feel that all that matters is having incomparable wealth. Some take pride in popularity and status. There are others…

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 18)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 18)

I can never tell anyone else everything that Mrs. Potts tells me, even though she doesn’t say anything either way whether I can or can’t. Just because she talks freely with me doesn’t mean that I can do so with her stories. By the time she seems to have finished talking, I have gained a new perspective and respect for her in a way I have never felt for anyone else before, male or female, young or old. Her life truly is extraordinary….

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 17)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 17)

Oh, Mrs Potts! I plan on leaving straight away, but the sight of her sitting there all alone and silent make me pause. I suppose I could stay a bit. It is rude to just leave, anyway, even if she says nothing either way. I make my way over to her and after the briefest of pause, sit on the other end of the sofa. Silence. I hope things won’t get too awkward. I open my mouth to say something, then close it…

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Love Wins!

Love Wins!

How does Love wins? At Sunday School during Easter Sunday, the teacher taught about the meaning and importance of the Holy Weekend to all Christians. Towards the end, the teacher asked, “So can someone tell me in two words about what happened on Calvary that day, thousands of years ago?” A brief silence ensued, then a clear young voice confidently cried out, “LOVE WINS!” The teacher paused, then replied, “Indeed.” Romans 5:8 KJV “But God commendeth his love toward us,…

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Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 16)

Novel : Nysa’s Mirror (Part 16)

And it appears that she is also deaf, or at least partially deaf. I have a grandmother, you see, and she is very, very old, God bless her soul. She is also partially deaf and blind, and it shames me to think that I have failed to make the connection between her condition and Mrs. Potts’. Except for the fact that Mrs. Potts is still mobile, all the signs are there. Well, color me double-shocked. I probably don’t have any right to…

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