Father Kiesler’s Family

"It was such a treat seeing Jürgen, especially since we haven't seen him since last year April when he visited us for Easter." Mrs. Kiesler said to her husband as they relaxed in the living-room after dinner. "Yes, it was." "He looked thin, though," she remarked. "I wonder if he's working too hard." "I thought …

Orson Steps Out

He was in the kitchen when his cell rang. It was Lizbeth. "Hello, Beth." "What time are you coming over?" "I thought I told you on Thursday that I can't come over this Saturday. Alice and I are expecting our daughters Ann and Meghan for dinner. It's Ann's birthday." "Yes, you did mention to me …

Out With the Old & In With the New

"So, is it really over between Bryce and you?" Terah asked Mariah. "It's been over a long time ago. He was a player. We've been together for three years and all that time he was cheating on me. I finally decided that I'd had enough and dump his hide." "I'm glad you ended your relationship …

Making Decisions & Future Plans

The test had come back negative. She wasn't pregnant. She had hoped she was because of her late period and the metallic taste in mouth which turned out to as a result of the over-the-counter multi-vitamins she was taking. Bitter disappointment had filled her when she saw the one horizontal line on the display of …

Laird Visits Antonia

Antonia was sitting by the window in her bedroom, looking out. Weeks had gone by and still no visit from Laird. Why hadn't he come? Didn't he want to see her? She refused to believe what their father had told her. Laird didn't hate her. He couldn't. No, he simply couldn't. When they were children …

Ten Years Later…

Safina was in London. She had been there for six years. Before that she had been in Cape Town, staying with a relative. She went there after being fired from her job with the Setons, a wealthy English couple living in Lagos. They fired her when they discovered that she had been having a relationship …

Their Wedding Night

Finally, it was their wedding night. The wedding ceremony had been a truly wonderful experience and after they had exchanged their vows and he had stepped on the glass, the congregation erupted in cheers and applause after shouting, "Mazal Tov!" The reception was very special, with sumptuous food, all kosher, and mocktails. The best part …

Marguerite’s Decision

Marguerite was outside. She couldn't stand to be in the house with Thao's wife any more. The woman was driving her crazy, treating her like she was a servant at her beck and call. She was insufferable and bossy. That morning, she had walked into the living-room while Marguerite was dusting the furniture and said …

Cate, Children & Marriage Proposals

Edward still couldn't believe that Cate was living in convent and in the process of becoming a nun. And he was still reeling from the news that she couldn't have children. How awful for her. No wonder she flipped when she found out that Derrick's wife was pregnant. It brought home the horrible fact that …

Dominoes, Marital Misgivings & Lunch

Avianna watched as Max and his friend, Karl played dominoes. They were laughing and drinking. It had been a while since they had seen each other so they had a lot of catching up to do. Karl was a retired surgeon and had been Max's mentor and friend for years. Karl had known Max since …

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