Christmas Plans

"I can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner," Kira said to Joel who had just come home from the office. "I haven't even bought Christmas cards or made a list of presents that I'm going to get or what to prepare for Christmas dinner. I'm getting tired just thinking about all the things …

Finally…

Image by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim Naomi sat there, beaming. Finally, after trying for a long time, Yasir and she were going to have a child. They had been married for ten years and had tried and tried to start a family but were unsuccessful. He wasn't the problem and she feared that she was barren like …

The Birthday Card

It was getting cold. Soon, there would be snow. Christmas was just around the corner. It would be the first Christmas she would be celebrating with Rehoboam since he had moved to London and the first one she wouldn't be spending with her parents. Ever since Rehoboam and she told the family about their relationship …

Adaeze Calls Merrick

A week had passed since she said goodbye to Aamin at Heathrow. During that time, she hadn't been able to stop thinking about Merrick until finally, she decided she would call him that morning or go completely out of her mind. She rushed into the bedroom, dug her hand bag out of the closet, retrieved …

Meeting Nata

Nata was sitting in the restaurant, waiting for Micah. He had asked her to have lunch with his uncle and him. "I hope you don't mind," he told her. "He's a Christian like you and very much into missionary work like Daniel." "No, I don't mind. I'd like to meet him." "Good. We'll meet you …

Saying Goodbye

"I guess this really is goodbye," Aamin said to Adaeze. They were at Heathrow. He was on his way to Dubai. This was the last time they were going to see each other. Adaeze nodded. "Yes." She was overcome with sadness. "I wish things didn't have to end like this." "I know." "So, I can't …

Adaeze’s Dinner with Aamin

"I have exciting news for you," Aamin said to Adaeze. They were having dinner at his favorite restaurant. "What's the news?" she asked. "I got a job in Dubai." Adaeze stared at him. "Dubai?" "Yes. It's at a radio station." He mentioned its name. "Marketing Experts is one of the highest paid opening jobs in …

Almost Time

"It's almost time," Laird said to Martina. It was ten-thirty and they were sitting around the table in the kitchen after having cups of Rooibos tea. "Are you nervous? I know I am." She was in her 40th week of pregnancy. The estimated day of delivery was Friday but it could happen earlier or later. …

Jason’s Wedding

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Mrs. Cheung examined the yellow vase. "Hello, Mrs. Cheung." "Do I know you?" "Professor Wendy Kang. I taught Jason at the University of Hong Kong." "He's getting married." "Yes. He told me." "Did he tell you that she's Kenyan?" "Yes." "That's why I'm not going." Professor Kang stared at her, …

Chioma’s News

Dushan was anxious to find out how Chioma's visit to the doctor went. Her appointment was earlier that afternoon at 3:45. He wanted to go with her but he had meetings. It was a crazy day at the office. He couldn't wait for the day to be over so that he could go home and …

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