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The Pen Is Red

By: Stephen R. Freshley
Narrated by: Joe Larsen
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"The Pen is Red" is an enthralling short story that delves into the extraordinary journey of Ben, a young black soon-to-be freshman college student who stumbles upon the enigmatic world of Freedman University. As he crosses the threshold into this secretive institution, Ben becomes part of a legacy and tradition hidden from the world for generations. Nestled deep within the woods of West Virginia, Freedman University is a hallowed ground for those who understand its significance. It's a place where history, knowledge, and culture converge to form a unique tapestry of black heritage, far from the public eye.

As Ben embarks on this transformative journey, he encounters challenges that test his mettle and reveal hidden truths about himself and the world around him. The initiation rites serve as a rite of passage, teaching him the importance of embracing one's heritage and the power of knowledge in fostering change and unity. "The Pen is Red" is a captivating narrative that explores themes of identity, belonging, and the preservation of cultural heritage. It takes readers on an immersive journey into Ben's life as he uncovers the mysteries of Freedman University and uncovers the profound significance of being inducted into this hidden world. This short story offers a poignant look at the intersection of history, culture, and personal growth, leaving readers with a sense of wonder and inspiration.

©2023 Stephen R. Freshley (P)2023 Stephen R. Freshley

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