Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

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Celebrating Ten Years

To celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary, Asif and I are on a Halal trip. We're visiting the Alcazar of Seville, the oldest palace in Europe and the most beautiful in Spain. Castilian Christians built it on a residential fortress for the Christian king Peter of Castile. The gardens are breathtaking. The only downside is that there …

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Layne Tells All

Layne was waiting for Olivia inside the lobby of his office building. He had called her last night after Sable left his flat. "Are you free tomorrow evening?" he asked. "Yes. Why?" "Remember you said to call you if I needed a friend?" "Yes and I meant it." "Can you meet me tomorrow evening at …

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Sarika and Jahaira Exchange Words

"So, has he proposed as yet?" Jahaira asked her younger sister. "You know very well that he hasn't or I'd be wearing an engagement ring, wouldn't I?" Sarika replied irritably. "There's not need to get snippy with me. It's not my fault that he hasn't asked you as yet--if he ever asks you." "What do …

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Jelani and Nash

It was time to do what she had been putting off for far too long. It was going to be tough but she had reached the point where she didn't want to be his booty call anymore. She deserved better. And it didn't matter that she was crazy about the guy. It was obvious that …

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A Funeral, a Divorce & Cheating

I was sitting listlessly in my living-room. I had just come home from visiting Aunt Savitri after we went to church. The sermon, Compassion Like Christ was very interesting and it held my attention from beginning to end. After the service, we mingled with the minister and other church members before we left. As we …

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Dushan’s Gift

"How are you enjoying our time in Rome?" Dushan asked Chioma. "I love it. It's a captivating city with dazzling fountains." "Speaking of dazzling, here's something I bought for you." Her eyes widened when she saw the bracelet. "It's exquisite!" "It's the Rose gold bracelet." After helping her put it on, they kissed. 53 Words …

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The Wedding, Part Two

Nal became morose as he thought about Jameila. She was the only one who wasn't going to be at his wedding. She was going to Miami to visit her sister and her family. When she showed up at the restaurant with Kwaku instead of alone, he was taken aback. He tried to hide his displeasure …

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Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

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The Housekeeper

It started with her being his live-in housekeeper. She had migrated from Lusaka, Zambia and needed a job. She saw an ad in the newspaper for a living housekeeper and she went to apply in person. The interview was to be held at the detached home in London. When she showed up, he answered the …

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