Little Girl Short Story

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By Hajia Ramatu Ahmed Word Count-8,208
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-Member, Bronx Community Board Four- [CB4]
-Founder, African Life Center

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Inspiration of a little girl

Prologue

The thought goes beyond imagination. The ‘little girl’ was filled with the hope to become a productive citizen. The profession she was familiar with is bus conductor, teacher, military nurse and a lawyer. Her understanding of work resonated from what she saw other adults doing in the barracks. When we work, we must get paid. As a child she doesn’t understand the joy that followed, just that she wants to work. The bus is the government transport
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