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Esther and Jane

Published on: July 16, 2023 | Category: Creative writing | Author: Glow_forChrist🌹 | Likes: 1| Views: 148

"O, stop! Stop it! Jane yelled with her eyes tightly closed and her two palms firmly covering her ears. She didn't want to hear any more words from Esther. 


Stunned, Esther let out a breathless apology, "I'm so sorry, Jane. I didn't mean to hurt or get you provoked at all. Please, don't take this to heart, okay? I deeply understand you. I'm sorry. But, why are you this angry?"


"Please, save that question for a daft, Esther." Jane retorted, turning her face toward another direction. 


"I'm sorry all the same." Esther replied calmly. 

"You keep that too," came the stinging reply from Jane. "I don't need it." She returned her gaze to Esther, her eyes red as burning coals, as she let out a tear from her eyes in brokenness of heart and in disappointment. "How on earth did life become this pitiable? Why can't I be free and innocent like the rest of my mates?"


** 


Jane and Esther were classmates in St. James High School. 


Let's talk about Esther first. 


**

Esther was a Christian in quote, as she was born into the family of one. All she knew was church all her life. Her parents had taught her about how good it is to go to church every Sunday, listen to the pastor speak, all from her childhood. So, automatically, this makes her a Christian per se. 



And, there goes Jane…


** 

Jane lives with her uncle since she had no father or mother. She had aborted twice at age 17. It all started when she lost her virginity at 15. It was an incest: a cousin drugged and raped her. That was the early trauma of her life.


The sad story was that she's a product of rape. She never knew who donated the sperm to her poor late mother, she didn't know her  father, her upbringing was horrible. Her mother died during labour. 


Just after she was deflowered, her urge for sex became voracious. By 17 it had gone so bad that she had to do it every day, if there was no man ready, she would masturbate countless times, the urge was like fire she must quench. 


** 

Esther who was Jane's classmate had found interest in her. She often comes around to share things with her, teach her some subjects she found challenging. Though, Jane wasn't comfortable around her, Esther didn't mind. She was so much interested in Jane. 

Everyone in school knew them as two jolly friends. 

They flowed along for a long time. Their friendship seemed to be going well. At this time, Esther was very much aware of Jane's lifestyle and has become au-fait with it, as Jane had already poured out all her life issues to Esther. 


It happened that Esther was very jealous of the fact that she — Jane, sleeps around with men. You may want to ask, what's there to be jealous about?! 


Ever since Esther met Jane, she fell in love with her. She started doing everything possible to make Jane like her as well. 

Jane who saw her as a lady like herself didn't think otherwise of her. 


It was on a Wednesday morning, Esther was already in school as at 7:00 a.m. in the morning, in the wait for Jane. 

Jane finally arrives at school by 7:32 a.m. 


"Hey, Jane! Good morning. You're late."

"Haha… Late? Why are you this early to school, huh?"

"Well… Isn't it right to be punctual?"

"Whatever. So, what's up? You called me to come early to school this morning. Is there a problem? 

"Not at all, Jane. I just needed to show you something before other students comes around. Follow me."


Jane followed her as Esther pulled her by the hands to the school's restroom. 


"Esther, what are we doing here?" Jane asked in confusion. 

"Just calm down, Jane. There's something I need to tell you."


This was the time for Esther to reveal that she's a lesbian. 


Esther who happens to be the only child of her parents, was only four years, when she started dealing with same-sex attraction. 

It all happened in Sunday school, when a little girl walked in, she was wowed at the sight of her. "This is most beautiful girl I've ever seen in my life!" she said to herself. 

At that very moment, Esther slumped down in her chair, ashamed that she was a girl. Even though, she knew nothing about sexuality, she knew so much that this beautiful girl wouldn't like her. 


She grew up to behave more manly, she could have dressed like a man too, but her religious parents, of course, wouldn't let her dare. She dealt so much with anger, rage and violence because she was hurt deep down. She bottled all of her hurts, because anytime she expressed her feelings about her identity, her sexuality, or God, she was shut down. 

She ended up in a lot of mental hospitals, and medications for things she didn't even have, but because people were scared of her and didn't know what they could do to help, they decided to put her in all kinds of mental hospitals. 


Well, all of these didn't change the fact that she has same-sex attraction. 


**


Esther pulled Jane to herself, and tried to kiss her. Jane quickly pushed her away.  "What in the world do you think you're doing, Esther?!" 

She asked in disbelief. 

"Esther, I love you, and I want you in my life." 

This time, Jane was so disgusted, and couldn't stand Esther. She didn't want to hear any more words from her. She walked out of the restroom, even after constant pleadings from Esther. 


"Sigh! Just when I thought I've found a friend. I thought she was innocent." Jane exclaimed. 


Glow_forChrist🌹


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The Three-stroke Traditional Chinese Character Meaning Down

Published on: July 07, 2023 | Category: Creative writing | Author: mm8787v5 | Likes: 0| Views: 123

Last time we went through the Traditional Chinese character, 上, which means up.

I will go through another simple three-stroke Traditional Chinese character, 下, which means down this time.

First stroke

It starts with a simple horizontal stroke. Just write from left to right. It is simply the Traditional Chinese character for the number one, 一.

The first stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning down
The first stroke

Second stroke

The second stroke is a full vertical stroke following the first horizontal stroke. Remember the writing rule? From top to bottom. Simply write all the way from the top to the bottom. The top touches the horizontal stroke.

The second stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning down
The second stroke

Third stroke

The third stroke is a new type of stroke which is quite simple — a dot. This is on the right hand side of the vertical stroke. Following the left to right writing rule, it comes after the vertical stroke and is the last stroke.

Here is the Traditional Chinese character, 下.

The third stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning down
The third stroke and here we go

So, it is done for now. Remember to keep practicing before the next post comes soon. Enjoy learning.

Thanks for reading.

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The Three-Storke Traditional Chinese Character Meaning Up

Published on: June 08, 2023 | Category: Creative writing | Author: mm8787v5 | Likes: 0| Views: 147

Last time we went through the Traditional Chinese character, 土, which means soil as a noun and old-fashioned as an adjective.

I will go through another simple three-stroke Traditional Chinese character, 上, which means up this time.

First stroke

It starts with a simple vertical stroke. Just write from top to bottom.

The first stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning up
First Storke of “Up” 

Second stroke

The second stroke is a horizontal stroke following the first vertical stroke. It is a relatively short horizontal stroke. Remember the writing rule? The vertical stroke needs to come first.

The second stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning up
Second stroke of “Up”

Third stroke

The third stroke is a straightforward horizontal stroke again from left to right. But it is a horizontal stroke of normal length.

The last stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning up
Final stroke of “Up”

Here is the Traditional Chinese character, 上.

So, it is done for the time being. Keep practicing before the next post comes soon. Enjoy learning.

Thanks for reading.

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Africa

Published on: May 27, 2023 | Category: Poetry | Author: Glow_forChrist🌹 | Likes: 2| Views: 164

I am AFRICA.

Africa is a continent of pride,

agriculture, culture and tide.

A continent of greed as a nature.

Selfishness, we nurture. 


We are BLACKS.

They think we wear masks.

We are with a unique colour.

Created by God in our own favour.


We were called "Black Monkeys."

Weird, hilarious and ugly.

Taken in captivity, 

Yet known for our creativity.


We have our own accent:

"AFRRIKAA." We do not fret.

Famous and peculiar,

Ubiquitous, we are.


Though, we seek power and authority.

In tyranny, we rule.

Mindless of the popularity,

We are used as a tool. 


Glow_forChrist🌹

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The Three-stroke Traditional Chinese Character Meaning Soil

Published on: May 02, 2023 | Category: Creative writing | Author: mm8787v5 | Likes: 0| Views: 166

Last time we went through the Traditional Chinese character meaning “best”.   

This time we are going to look at a slightly easier three-stroke character. 

It is the Traditional Chinese character, , which means soil as a noun and old-fashioned as an adjective.

First stroke

Again, it starts with a simple horizontal stroke.  Just write from left to right and it is a short one.   

Second stroke

The second stroke is a vertical stroke.  It then becomes the character, , meaning the number ten.

Third stroke

The third stroke is a straightforward horizontal stroke again from left to right.  But it is longer a longer horizontal stroke. 

So, here is the Traditional Chinese character,

It is done for the time being.  Keep practicing before the next post comes soon.  Enjoy writing.

Thanks for reading.  

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