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My Mom Fled War Too: Finding Compassion for Syrian Refugees

Sonia Orellana stepped into the musty van, unsure of what awaited her. The then-17-year-old, a mere cipota, Salvadoran slang for little girl, had heard stories of what happens to young Salvadoreñas during their nearly 3,000-mile trek to the United States: kidnappings, rape, death. 1,086 more words

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With a Hat in Hand?

Back, way back, in the summer of nine, that hot, thirsty time, when T. Trafalgar Johnstone ran for the power, when he reached beyond his grasp, when he strived and cried and tried and failed and, having failed, fled, at once, into the wilderness, still crying, deep into a pit, a cavern, a cave known as The Cavern of the Vengeance, everyone laughed and waved a goodbye and no one believed they’d ever see him ever again. 8 more words


Press no charges

Sit, don’t move a muscle. I’ll see you in a minute.
I sat, no muscling twitched, and watched the clock pass ten minutes.
He came back, a smile on his face. 132 more words


Trypho returns to unseat King Demetrius II (1 Macc 11:54-11:56)

“After this happened, Trypho returned. He had with him the young boy Antiochus who began to reign and put on the crown. All the troops that Demetrius had discharged gathered around him. 133 more words

Her Essentials

247 Days Left

She chose the long-sleeved shirt even if it was nearing July. With her windows thrown open to allow the breeze to flow through the room, she packed all her essentials in her bag: her lighter, mints, perfume, lip gloss, cell phone and nailpolish. 104 more words


The fall of King Demetrius I (1 Macc 10:48-10:50)

“Now King Alexander assembled large forces and encamped opposite King Demetrius. The two kings met in battle. The army of King Demetrius fled. King Alexander pursued him and defeated them. 68 more words

Jonathan in the wilderness (1 Macc 9:32-9:34)

“When Bacchides learned of this, he tried to kill him. But Jonathan and his brother Simon, and all who were with him, heard of it. They fled into the wilderness of Tekoa and camped by the water of the pool of Asphar. 77 more words