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Sister’s Keeper BY CATHY FREE

Sister’s Keeper BY CATHY FREE ‘where’s molly? Jeff Daly asked his parents one grey spring afternoon in 1957. The six-year-old Jeff stood staring at the empty chair where his little

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My Father’s Sweater BY MARY PLESHETTE WILLIS

My Father’s Sweater BY MARY PLESHETTE WILLIS Soon after my father’s death by suicide, my mother and I stood in his closet, still sour-sweet with the smell of him, and

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How I Got Our Baby BY MEETA SINHA as told to MUNHUN GHOSH

How I Got Our Baby BY MEETA SINHA as told to MUNHUN GHOSH It was my mother who first voiced the doubt that I had dared not acknowledge even to

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Inseparable BY KENETH MILLER

Inseparable BY KENETH MILLER When US president John Kennedy was shot in November 1963, Carolyn Spiro responded just as many other 11-year-olds did: she wondered why her sixth-standard teacher seemed

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CLINGING TO LIFE IN DARFUR BY LEVON SEVUNTS

CLINGING TO LIFE IN DARFUR BY LEVON SEVUNTS Hawa bashi was sure that her son, Hari, would die soon. An emaciated two-year-old with the resigned gaze of a life-weary elder,

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Love always in BY DOROTHY WOODEND

Love always in BY DOROTHY WOODEND I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t head over heels in love with someone. My first crush was on star Trek’s Mr Spock

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In Your face BY JASMINE MILLER

In Your face BY JASMINE MILLER The first signs were subtle: The handle fell of my favourite coffee mug when I pulled it from the dish drainer. Then a spindle

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The Plane Ride that Changed My Life BY FRANKIE DETTORI

The Plane Ride that Changed My Life BY FRANKIE DETTORI June 1, 2000, dawned grey and windy. I’m a jockey and I was due to race that afternoon. Around 11am

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Funny Girl BY LYNN ROSELLINI

Funny Girl BY LYNN ROSELLINI The tingling began in her right foot. Then, jogging in New York’s Central Park, Teri Garr stumbled. That’s odd, she thought. What am I tripping

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“He’s Got a Knife!’’ BY LYNN ROSELLINI

“He’s Got a Knife!’’ BY LYNN ROSELLINI A scream shattered the stillness of the Goddwin House retirement home one Sunday afternoon last January. How odd, though John springer, there visiting

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