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Taint on Religion: Natasha was taught three things: to love God, to love herself and to always go to church. When a sea of tragedy strikes in her youth, she strays from the path of God. Realizing the error of her ways, she seeks redemption in her adult years. Reverend Jamison and his church looks to be the answer to her prayers. Yet when things in the dark come to the light, Natasha is faced with a tough decision. Does she stay silent with her discovery or does she dare put a taint on religion?

Mr. Bradley’s Garden: Mr. Bradley takes tremendous pride in growing his garden and sharing the bounty with the neighbors. Over the years, an illness strikes that hampers his ability to do this deed, which has sprouted more feelings of entitlement than gratitude from the existing generations. When good things come to an end, does the attitude of the community remain the same or is there a deeper impact brought about by Mr. Bradley’s garden?

When Summer Lingers: Dahna is quite comfortable in her role as an outcast. Her favorite activities are painting her nails and hanging out on the beach. An observation by the quirky Carr leads to an endearing friendship between two unlikely people.

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Misfortune: A random trip to a fortune teller that was supposed to be “just for fun” unravels into drama that impacts multiple lives.

Afro Shock: A young teen named Pyruva endures more than growing pains on her first day at high school.

Útil: Company downsizing has everyone on pins and needles. The fate of five particular employees—Charles, Dion, Vance, Shar and Lohana—are in the clutches of the new CEO. How does he determine who stays and who goes? The test may surprise you!

From Concordant Vibrancy (Unity)

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The Authentic Snap: Travel on this short introspective journey with Diann as she balances living life for others and carving a life of her own.

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From Crackles of the Heart

“Tale in the Keys of Drastic” (Excuse Me Miss): One look from Her was all it took to put a ladies’ man into early retirement. Yet, the very object of his affection has no clue of his reform. When he opts to take a huge gamble, will his fairy tale end happily ever after or be deemed a “Tale in the Keys of Drastic”?

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From Concordant Vibrancy 2 (Vitality)

“Operation Restore”: A shared home of a couple has been abandoned due to the disillusion of the relationship. One of the parties comes back to do a final cleanup of the house. In this first person narrative, the soul comes to terms with the failed relationship—with the end result achieving order within one’s self.

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