Clive Gets a Visitor

"What you doing here?" Clive asked Margaret. It unnerved him that she was right outside of the Four Seasons Hotel where he was staying. He had just returned from visiting his Aunt Caroline who was out on bail and staying with his older brother Robert and his wife while awaiting her trial. "I wanted to …

Afternoon Tea with Mrs. Siri

"Grandma, why do people call you eerie Siri?" "I guess it's because they think I'm strange." "Strange in what way?" "It think it's because of my right eye." "You can't help that." "I know, Baby but that's how folks are. They get scared when they see something they don't like or don't understand. Don't let …

True Love

He tried to concentrate on his work but he couldn’t.  Her words kept playing over and over in his mind.  He couldn’t ignore the flavor of truth which was in them.  She was right.  He acted as if he were ashamed of their relationship.  How could he say that he loved her but at the …

Dessert Anyone?

"Don't you wish any of those cakes, Eloise? They look so good. I think I'll try the lemon one." Eloise shook her head. "No thank you. I don't eat raw cakes." Charlotte stared at her. "Did you say raw cakes?" "Yes." "What exactly are raw cakes?" "They are wheat, gluten, egg, dairy, soy and refined …

Caroline is Arrested

The gazebo was a sizeable sanctuary. It was her favorite place on the estate. It was where she liked to read or merely reflect on life. However, today, she found no solace there. Her mind was in a turmoil. She was still in shock over losing Charles and learning that his death was caused by …

Tae’s Problem

"I need to talk to you," Tae said, sitting down on the stool. Clare stopped typing and looked over at him. He looked very troubled. "What's wrong?" "I have a major problem and it concerns Wen." Wen was his fiancee. "Does it have to do with your parents not approving of her because she's Chinese?" …

The Wrong Brother?

"I wish I had married Roger." "Nigel's brother?" "Yes." "But why? Nigel's a sweet man." "He's dull, dull, dull. Roger's more exciting. Not to mention, very attractive. It's too bad I met him after I married Nigel. I honestly believe that I married the wrong brother." "Don't say that." "Why not? It's how I feel. …

Nick and I

"United we fell--" "Don't you mean united we fall?" Reena asked. "No, I mean united we fell." "It has always been united we fall." "I know but for Nick and me, it has always been, united we fell. When we first got married, we had to deal with his overbearing mother who was always criticizing …

The Sermon

“My question for you this morning, is do you recognize Jesus in other people?  In his book, The Wounded Healer, Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book tells the story of a young fugitive who is trying to hide himself from the enemy. He enters a small village where he receives kindness and shelter from the people.  However, …

The Breakfast

"Oh, Dear," Margaret exclaimed soon after she sat down at the table. "What's the matter?" Charles asked. "I forgot that I had asked for this bowl of cereal. I don't feel like having it anymore. I would much rather have these two slices of toast with the Apricot jam. Maybe I should just have Agnes …

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