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  1. Chapter 1 - Park Bench Strangers

    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Rested on a bench, Maria smiled into her smart-phone as if it were a mirror. A smile adorned her face, a frown for split seconds as she responded to a particular message. It was a message to her husband, Jasper.

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  2. Chapter 2 - Park Bench Strangers

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    The air seemed still in Jasspers office where they had gone to resolve the crisis. Tears frequently suspended themselves on both his women’s eyes. He had to explain, he had to admit it. He was wrong.

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  3. Chapter 3 - Park Bench Strangers

    Thursday, September 29, 2016



    The television is on, a morning news bulletin. Minister Tavengwa is saying something about empowering the youth.

    Mary is hugging her pillow with a remote in her hand. Consistently checking for any response from Jassper.

    Before Minister Tavengwa says more, she switches off the TV.

    "Hypocrites," she says as she rolls out of bed.

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  4. Chapter 4 - Park Bench Strangers

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Mary secludes herself so that she may take Jassper’s call privately.
    On the other end of the phone, Jassper breathes .

    “How have you been?” He asks.

    “I’m fine and you?” Mary replies.

    An air of silence travels between both earpieces.They begin to speak about the baby. Is she sure?
    That is the big question dangling in the conversation. It seems Jassper at this point is assuming Mary would lie about pregnancy for attention.

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