Reflections

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2021: What to expect on this site
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Google Classroom Chatter: Day Three
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Finding my silver lining in Covid-19
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One good deed
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Next
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Seven days of selfies
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I am not my face
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Thanksgiving
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The way you make me feel II
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December in review: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

2021: What to expect on this site

Fiction. More short stories, of course. Of the sort you’re already accustomed to. The brief ones – fewer or more than 100 words. Compact. Seemingly unfinished. Then the significantly longer and more popular – 1,500 -3,000 word count kind. Lingering for just about the right length of text, depending on your preference. Sometimes leaving you heaving with relief at the end or holding your breath.

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Next

The few I spied in the driver’s seat didn’t inspire much. They were Nigerian senator types with bellies almost touching the wheels. I had specifics in mind – big not bulky; lean/toned not skinny/lanky; bearded but certainly not Mai Atafo’s preference; age range 36–42 and definitely not the heavily- greying, grandfather–looking dude I caught staring at me one morning, and not juvenile either; presence, something that would attract and keep a woman’s curious eye; fit/fill out clothes as though they were bespoke.

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Seven days of selfies

A few months ago, I ran into Moses at The Palms. By the food section in Shoprite, an unrecognisable, smallish, dark-skinned man with no hair on his scalp or face, approached me bearing a huge smile. Only someone confident of his knowledge of another could release a grin that enormous.

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The way you make me feel II

This time, she gave him a proper appraisal, noticing the near – perfect dentition; his easy smile and dimpled cheeks; shiny, ebony complexion; shiny, shaved head. His looks in sync with the impeccable, blue tie knotted at his throat, resting on a light pink shirt. His shoes shone just as his hairless crown.

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