The Good Stranger

Although Kate was the daughter of a US senator, she had no interest in politics. She left her old job and her boyfriend to be a national news correspondent in New York. So, imagine her disappointment when she had to cover politics in her new job in Manhattan. To add to her misery, her boyfriend broke up with her soon after her move. Just when she was on the verge of embracing regret as her primary emotion, destiny intervened. Someone started leaving thoughtful gifts for strangers throughout the city.

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Be Kind. I Just Lost my Family.

When I was only two months old, a speeding car crushed my mom and three siblings. I never had a father, to begin with. Obviously, there must have been a male that helped my mom conceive. His participation, however, ended just there. Just like that, I had no family. Those two months that I had spent in the warm embrace of my family were no less than a paradise. We did not have a house. So, my mom used to search for shelter every day. There were good days and bad days. Our definition of a good day was finding leftover food under the protection of a tree or tin-shade or a bridge somewhere. A day spent under the burning hot sun with no shade and no rejected food was marked as a bad day.

What Legacy should I leave?

The prompt of the day, legacy, is a head scratcher for me. Not to sound too pompous, but I pride myself in believing that I have numerous virtues. Nevertheless, I do not think I have many virtues which are worth leaving behind as a legacy to the future generations to follow. I believe that I…