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The young girl looked around the garden, her pregnant belly bursting through the opening of her jacket. “So I can stay here for as long as I like?”
“Yes. You will help with the housework. If you get a job, you contribute towards the upkeep.”
Karima put her arm around the girl’s shoulders. “Don’t worry, love. Everything will be fine.” Truth was, she saw herself in this girl. In all the women that came to her Home For Single Mothers.
Years ago, Karima inherited the house from an unknown distant relative. She was seventeen. Pregnant. Homeless. It was a godsend.
What a beautiful house! I loved the shade of blue on all doors, shutters and railings.
Decided to go for a positive story of hope and kindness. This story is dedicated to anyone who is beginning a new life or a new chapter in their lives.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Write a stroy in 100 words or less.
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11 thoughts on “A new life”
A lovely story of someone paying it forward. Well done.
It is a great story. At first I was a little afraid that it was going to go in a different direction – there are people that prey on the helpless and turn them into virtual slaves – so I’m glad you turned it to something more positive.
I love your story, Fatima.
So glad you went the positive route.
What a cheering story! I can imagine the incredulity in the young girl’s voice as she asks, “So I can stay here for as long as I like?”.
Nicely written, Fatima!
One who was blessed is passing on the blessing. Paying it forward, as it were. Lovely story.
Such a loively story of good fortune shared. It’s sad enough that homes for single mothers are needed.
Good human beings still exist, who go out of their way to help others. Nice story.
A lovely story well written, Fatima. We need more of that type of kindness in the world. 🙂 — Suzanne
Such a nice idea – a shame that we need such places to exist at all. Nice one.
This story could really go places. Great karmic vibe.
A touching story about the power of kindness, Fatima.
A lovely enjoyable read with a heartwarming ending.