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bicycle pump (part 4)

Bicycle Pump (Part 4) 

I looked over to the other side where Ruya, Mina and their brother were anxiously waiting for us to pass. Technically, they were already in “Club waters.” Behind them stretched the private beach with long chairs and striped cushions, matching umbrellas, sun bathing moms and…

say a little prayer for you

Say a Little Prayer for You 

I lacked the time and energy to really think about it, because I was too busy struggling with the pressure of having a difficult and demanding mother. I was either busy hating her, fighting with her, or just lying to her to ease the situation…

a presence bigger than me

A Presence Bigger Than Me 

That’s how common it is there; there’s nothing unusual or strange about it. Spiritism is an official religion. One that we believe truly lead us to an understanding of ourselves and its pervades the culture. For me, mediumship has been the gift of feeling the…

bicycle pump (part 3)

Bicycle Pump (Part 3) 

They did not have swimming suits, so we brought an extra pair with us. They always wore our clothes anyway. They were so small compared to me and Esin, so when our clothes did not fit us anymore our moms gave them to Ruya and Mina….

bicycle pump (part 2)

Bicycle Pump (Part 2) 

The plan -my plan- was perfect if the gardener’s daughters had not insisted on dragging their spoiled little brother along with them. If he had not come with us, their mother Jamila would not have freaked out and run to our house at lunchtime. I…

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