The Cold Shoulder

It was Friday evening and outside the sun was setting. He was sitting on the sofa and the phone was beside him on speaker. He had decided to call this time instead of doing the usual ZOOM call. Usually, his mother answered the phone but this time, his father did. "Hi, Dad." "Hi, Jason." "How …

Ede Meets Hank

It had been several weeks since Father Desjardins left. She missed him very much, especially their talks about the Bible and religion in general. There were times when she walked through the fields, half expecting to see him or him sitting down at the picnic table at the back of her grandmother's house. She went …

Dinner, Antonia & the Wedding

"I spoke to Dad earlier today. He couldn't stop telling me how much he enjoyed meeting you and that I'm a very lucky man." Martina smiled. "Your father is a wonderful man. I couldn't have asked for a better father-in-law to be." "And he couldn't ask for a better daughter-in-law to be." "I can't tell …

Hank’s Last Goodbye

He had one more person to see before he left for Cotonou the next day. Ashley. Everyone had remarked how she would be a perfect pastor's wife and he had been inclined to agree with them but there was only one problem--he wasn't in love with her. And for him, marrying someone he didn't love …

A Bitter Taste

Antonia watched Laird and Martina, anxious for them to leave. It was torture seeing them together. After Martina and Mr. Pendlebury returned to the drawing-room, talking and laughing, Laird had immediately left her to join them. Even though she lived there, she felt like an outsider and she hated Martina for that. Laird, oblivious to …

Farewell, Father Desjardins

She was at the flower shop buying flowers for her grandmother who was celebrating her 70th birthday when she spotted Father Desjardins. He was talking to Mr. Cooper whose farm he had invited her to visit with him and a group of other people. It had been a fun excursion. She had even milked a …

Dinner at the Pendlebury Mansion

Martina hadn't laughed so much and so hard in a long time. Mr. Pendlebury was one of the sweetest, most charming and funny men she had ever met. From the moment, they met, she knew that they would get along famously. Mr. Pendlebury was very pleased that he was able to amuse her with his …

Jokes, Geography & Lorelle’s Date

"So, did you have fun at Comedy Club with your friends last night?" Emlyn asked Rory. "Yes, I did. I'm a big fan of Salty satire." ""What do you mean by salty?" "It means witty, pungent, earthy. It wasn't racy or coarse." "Who was the comedian?" "Comedienne. It was Dyshelle Price." "The name sounds familiar." …

No Longer Amish

I screamed but no one heard me. They couldn't. My screams were silent--inside. I screamed because my husband dragged me across the floor over to the bed where he raped me. He had raped me before. The first time he did, I got pregnant but miscarried. When I told my parents about the first rape, …

Dinner with Laird and Martina

"Aren't you going to get ready?" Mr. Pendlebury asked Antonia. "Laird and his fiancée will be here soon." She was tempted to say that she didn't want to get ready because she didn't want to have dinner with them. However, she couldn't deny that she was curious to meet this woman who had stolen Laird's …

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