Some Vacation

PHOTO PROMPT © Fleur Lind “It’s lovely, isn’t it?” Lindsay remarked. “What is?” Jock asked, distracted. “The sunset.  Look at the colors.  It reminds me of a painting.” Jock didn’t answer.  “What’s the matter, Jock?” “Nothing.” “You’ve been moody ever since we left New York.” “I haven’t been moody.” “Yes, you have.  Is it because …

Ross’s New Year’s Eve Party

It was New Year's Eve and Ross was throwing a big bash at his mansion. The guests were arriving in droves. As he made to his way to the ballroom, he paused to take a look at himself in the mirror to make sure that he looked fine. This year, he opted not to wear …

Dushan Helps Chioma Pack for Their Trip

"Is that another new outfit?" Dushan asked Chioma. "Yes. Do you like it?" "Honey, we're going to Bratislava for two weeks, not two months." "I know but I saw this in the store and couldn't resist. What do you think? Do you like it?" "Of course. Everything you wear looks good on you." "Thanks. I'll …

Dover, White Cliffs, Deal, Shakespeare & Sunscreen

"You know, it's a good thing you don't have a girlfriend?" "Why do you say that?" "She might have a problem with you spending so much time with me." "I'm glad I don't have a girlfriend either but if I did, I would just explain to her that my aunt is all alone while her …

Besançon, Toulon and In Between

Chelsey stood still as Gideon filmed her, using his camcorder. They were in Toulon which was a port city on the Mediterranean coast of France. Yesterday, they had walked along the harbor and popped into the souvenir shops.  She was loving every moment that they were together in France. He was the perfect traveling companion--loads of …

Ruth Goes to Lunch

"Nigel, what are you doing here?" Ruth was delighted to see him. "I'm here to take you to lunch if you don't already have plans." "Actually, I was just heading down to the cafeteria for lunch. I didn't bother to pack anything this morning." "Well, instead of buying cafeteria food and eating it at your …

A Photo Op

I met her when I was in Uganda. I was there on vacation. It was during the summer and I had always wanted to visit Uganda because of its ecotourism. I wanted to go along the Nile River and to take a cultural tour. There are lots of forests and national parks where I could …

The Roman Ghetto

Dushan and Chioma were at Lungotevere de’ Cenci, 00186 Roma, the meeting point for the Ghetto and Jewish Museum walking tour. The tour was about three hours long. They had arranged it through the hotel. Initially, they had planned to explore the Ghetto on their own but Alfredo, the attendant at the concierge suggested the …

The Holy Stairs, Martin Luther & Indulgences

Dushan was waiting in a café for Chioma so that they could go to Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and also to see the famous Scala Sancta, known as the Holy Stairs believed to be part of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and are the same ones Jesus climbed before being tried by the …

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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