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For the First Time

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda Last night,when you told me you still love me. I felt it, the stirrings of my grizzled heart beat. I knew that under all the hate and pain I still loved you. We had been through too much for you to become a distant regret.   Falling in love with you was so easy It felt […]

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Consequences (4)

    By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda The sirens of the police sounded doubly loud in the quiet night. Peter was just entering into his car outside Diane’s house when they pulled up to the driveway. Let me see your hands, put your hands where we can see them. He raised his hands slowly, confused about what was happening. You are […]

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Consequences (3)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda Avoiding Peter and Diane became second nature to Sue following their meeting. She blocked their calls and pretended not to be home anytime they came around. She had expected things to be harder since she spent every waking minute with either or both prior to their betrayal. Knowing their schedules served a purpose though. She picked […]

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Consequences (2)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda She wanted to hurt him the way she had been hurt. The need ate away at her inside and for once she wanted to be on the winning side. She wanted to watch from behind her perfectly constructed life and not be affected. She wanted him to come crawling back to her to beg for her […]

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Consequences (1)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda She set out to teach a lesson. She wanted to make him tremble, shiver, doubt his charm and place in her life. After all she had been stripped of her own self-worth years ago. She had lost all sense of who she was and what she wanted for a time. And now she was ready for […]

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NON FIRST DATE (6)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda There’s a thin line between following our instincts and over reacting. In a relationship, the difference between the two often drives couples apart. My instincts started acting up when I realized you were more distant than usual. The frequent calls and messages had trickled to a once a week or twice if we were lucky. […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous (3)

    By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda I soon realized my new flame liked drinking just to get drunk. He drank before breakfast, in the middle of the day and before coming to see me. You may ask yourself who doesn’t drink to get drunk. The truth is that the average drinker doesn’t aim become intoxicated when they drink. They drink […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous (2)

       By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda I want to ask you, for a moment, to picture what an alcoholic looks like. Does this person have bloodshot eyes? Do they have disheveled hair? Do they move with a bottle everywhere? Could it be that person next to you who seems to enjoy having a good time every once in a […]

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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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