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Paper and Ink

Non First Date (4)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I still had the intentions of using the 90 day rule because like all my past relationships, I was afraid of losing you even before we truly began. Sure, by kissing you I had committed to the idea of you, but actually being with you, body, mind and soul? That terrified me. I was surprised that […]

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Non First Date (3)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Two dates later and we were more inseparable than before. We texted all day and were in a giddy world where talking had become the most important link we could imagine. You told me you hadn’t texted this much in years and I was pleased with myself. We did a few more group dates, and with […]

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Non First Date (2)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Our first date wasn’t a first date, but it was the first alone. After the group date, we were texting all day and late into the night. We were sharing moments and memories even as I pretended to myself that we were just friends. Eventually, you asked when you would see me again. I told you […]

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Non-First Date (1)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Of all the first dates I have been on, none has ever turned out quite this way. I met you on a non-remarkable day as I was going about minding my business. I noticed the spark of interest in your eyes but I wasn’t looking to get into something so I stayed as far away from […]

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From His Arms to Yours (4)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I think love is crazy and people in love are one step away from the loony bin. Being in love with you was like a roller-coaster from the nearest sanatorium. Each day was like an escape through a different route. Anytime someone asks me the craziest thing I have done for love, I have to sift […]

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From His Arms to Yours (3)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Eventually, you gave me an ultimatum. “I don’t want to share you anymore.” I swallowed hard and hedged, “But you have a girlfriend.” “I think it is time we were officially together.” I was excited and scared at the same time. In all the time we had been together the scariest thought for me had been […]

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From His Arms to Yours (2)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I expected it to be about a week before you asked to see me again, instead it was three days. In that time, we had been texting constantly and you told me you missed me every day. I didn’t spare your girlfriend another thought that second time when we cuddled and talked and kissed. I asked […]

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