overlooking Rio

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem

For months, Rasheed’s parents had been laughing at a continuing story in the newspaper.

One day, his check arrived before he got home.

His mother met him at the door. She handed him his packed suitcase and the check neatly torn in half.

“But you thought it was so funny!”

“That was before we knew it was you.”

And she closed the door.

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