Moving On

She was relaxing on the sofa, watching Diamond Girl, a Harlequin Romance movie on YouTube when the phone rang. After pausing the movie, she got up and answered the phone. It was Deborah. "Hi, Deb." "What are you doing?" "Nothing, really. Just relaxing." "I thought I would ring you up and tell you that the …

Her Weekend

Shasa hung up the phone just as Adan walked into her office. "I wish he would stop calling me," she muttered as she leaned back in her chair, holding her head in her hands, frustrated. "Was that the same guy you told me about?" "Yes." "What did he want this time?" "He asked me if …

A Prayer Request

"This was the Bible my mother gave me when I told her that I wanted to become a priest. It belonged to her favorite uncle who was also a priest." "You must cherish it very much." "I do." She saw that he was troubled. "Is something the matter, Father Kowalski?" she asked. "Sister Francesca, I …

Grand-mama’s Warning

"Oh, you're starting to show now," Angie's mother exclaimed in delight. "I can't wait to be a grandmother." "You're already a grandmother," Angie said dryly. "I know but it's my first from you and Paul." "With your looks, the baby will be beautiful if it's a girl and handsome if it's a boy." "I hope …

Behind Us

"Is it really over between you and her?" "Yes. We said goodbye last night." "I--I don't want to know if that was all you did--say goodbye. I don't want to know what you said to her or how you felt saying goodbye to her. I don't want to know anything. I want to forget that …

Papa

One thing I will always be grateful to Papa for is passing on the passions of painting, music and the love of nature. I remember when I was a little girl, while Beethoven, Bach or Mozart, his favorites, played in the background, he would paint. The music seemed to calm and inspire him at the …

It Got Personal

After he finished saying his prayers, he left the church. It was another beautiful evening and he smiled as he made his way across the field. Clara was already there. "Hello," he said. She smiled. "Hello. Here's the book," she said, handing it to him. "And I brought a couple of unused Bibles." She showed …

So Final

"How can you be so calm?" she asked as she watched him get dressed. He sat down on the edge of the bed and pulled on his socks. Then, he looked up at her, resting his arms on his legs. "How would you like me to be?" "Upset, sad, anything but this." "I'm sorry, Juliette …

Teenage Bride

There is a law here in Mississippi which allows girls as young as 15 years old to be married with their parents' consent, but boys younger than 17 aren't allowed to get married. How can such a law exist? And here in the United States of America--the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of …

Putting Things Right

A genuine genius and philanthropist, Sir Alfred Beechworth spent his life using a fraction of a fortune he had inherited to rectify the wrongs which generations of his family had committed against the common people. 35 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here and posted for September …

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