Antonia and Laird Meet

Getty Images) It was raining so, they arranged to meet downstairs in the lobby of the building where Laird and Martina lived instead of in Green Park. He had tried to discourage Antonia from coming and suggested meeting another time but, she insisted. So, he decided that he might as well get it over and …

Father Morelli’s Guilt & Decision

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the sanctuary, earnestly praying and beseeching God to forgive him. "In Your Word, it says that no temptation has overtaken a person that is not common to everyone. You are faithful, and You will not let anyone be tempted beyond his or her strength, but with …

The Passenger

A strange thing happened to me last week. I had just come out of the drugstore and gotten into my car when the door suddenly opened and a woman got into the backseat. I swung around and was about to tell her that my yellow car wasn't a taxi and ask her to leave when …

Precarious

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook She stood on the cliff.  Several months ago, they found a man’s body below.  It was an apparent suicide.  What drove him to it? Divorce? Losing a loved one? Unemployment? Mental illness? What about her?  Was she thinking of chucking it in too? How could she?  What about her husband …

Antonia’s Telephone Call

Martina had just put the baby down for her nap after breastfeeding and burping her. She was in the kitchen to get a bottle of non-alcoholic wine and glasses. Laird and she were going to spend at least an hour in the jacuzzi, something they hadn't done since she had the baby. And afterwards, they …

Monifa’s Decision

It was during recess when and Father Kiesler was in the office when Sister Paschek walked in. She closed the door behind her and walked over to his desk. "Father, I would like to have a word with you," she told him. He rose to his feet. "Yes, Sister Paschek. Please have a seat." She …

Tarik’s Visit, Part Two

Tarik's meeting with Milton was over. After they said goodbye, Milton returned to his office. Instead of saying goodbye and leaving, Tarik walked over to the desk. Tisha's heart began to pound but she feigned nonchalance. Was he about to make another appointment to see Milton or was he just coming to say goodbye? When …

Father Morelli’s Temptation

Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the sanctuary reading his Bible. He tried to concentrate but it was hard because he was thinking about what he was going to do after he left the parish. After his talk with Sister Caterina and praying about it, he was going to stop seeing …

The Past, Present & Future

"So, are you nervous?" Melania asked Tanner. They were at his place. She was lying on the rug with her head propped up by her hand. In the background soft music played. It was Friday evening. She was spending the weekend with him. "Nervous about what?" "The wedding. It's two weeks away." "No, I'm not …

Mistaken Identity

PHOTO PROMPT © Starsinclayjars "Where did you find it?"  "In the bushes."  "It's Gunther's. He probably took it off and left it there. He hates wearing it. Says it feels like an extra foot. Stay for a cup of tea?"  "Yes, thank you."  "By the way, before his unfortunate accident, Gunther and I were in Hamburg. I thought …

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