A Beautiful Mess

Photo by Ted Strutz He had gotten himself in a beautiful mess.  Engaged to one woman and in love with another.  It had been weeks since Leticia came to his office to confront him after someone had told her about the engagement.  She had asked him why he was marrying Camilla if he didn’t love …

Father Desjardins’ Announcement

"Good morning, Ede." "Good morning, Father Desjardins." "Ede, I have news which I wanted to share with you before it is announced in church on Sunday." She looked at him. "I hope it isn't bad news." "No, it isn't bad news. I've been called to minister to Catholics in a parish in Ireland." For several …

Monifa’s Ordeal is Over

Monifa sat there, her mind still reeling from her horrific ordeal. They had kept her overnight at the hospital for observation but that morning the Doctor had discharged her, saying that she was fine. She was waiting now in the parking lot of the parish for Mrs. Wisenthal. Even though she was no longer in …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Dinner Invitation

Laird was on his way to Martina's place when his father called him. "Hello, Dad." "Hello, Laird. How are you?" "Other than being busy with work and wedding plans, I'm fine, thanks. How about you?" "I'm doing well, thanks. I'm calling to invite you and your fiancée to have dinner with your sister, Antonia and …

Shopping for Melania’s Birthday Present

It was Civic Holiday and Matt was at Yorkdale Mall shopping for a birthday present for Melania. Her birthday was on Friday. He wanted to get her something nice, something she would really like but he wasn't sure what that would be. He was tempted to call Kira for ideas but decided that it probably …

Not So Reserved

He was a really nice man and I liked him a lot but I found him to be too reserved for my taste. My best friend, Shakira teased me and told me that he had a crush on me but I dismissed it, telling her not be ridiculous. I reminded her that he was a …

Business, Marriage & Paris

"So, how is married life?" Janine asked Herrold as they waited in the lobby. They were there for a conference held in one of the meeting rooms of Hôtel Napoléon in Paris. "It's wonderful," he replied. "I've never been so happy in my life." "Good. How long have you been married?" "Twenty years. We celebrated …

The Engagement

"What are you doing here?" he asked. "I came to congratulate you." "Congratulate me?" "Yes.  I heard about your engagement to Camilla Beechworth." "How did you find out?" "Someone told me." "Who?" "What does it matter?" "I don't suppose it does." "How could you be so cold?" "Cold?" "Yes! Cold and indifferent." "I'm neither cold …

Lunch at the Club

He sat there watching her. She was easily one of the most beautiful women he had ever laid eyes on. She looked to be in her late thirties to mid-forties. He hoped that she wasn't married or already in a relationship. He was happy that his father had talked him into having lunch with him …

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