A Princess & A War Heroine

She worked as a nurse during the first Balkan War, changing bandages and helping doctors as they performed hurried operations in the hospital's corridor where the wounded waited among the dying for their treatment. She suffered from mental health and was put away in the sanatorium. She risked her life to hide a Jewish family …

His Best Mechanic

“We’ll have your car ready by five,” Mr. Brown promised.  “She’s a beaut.”  His gaze ran admiringly over the sleek Bentley. “Thanks.  I’ve had her for ten years.  It’s my first time bringing her in for service.” “She’s in good hands.” “I’ll be back at five.” “Wow.  She’s purring like a cat.  Thank you, Sir.” …

Vaudeville Singer/Song-Writer

In 1896, Brooklyn born and famous vaudeville singer, Maude Nugent, composed and wrote the lyrics to Sweet Rosie O'Grady which became one of the most popular waltz standards of its time.  Tin Pan Alley publisher Joseph W. Stern & Co rejected the song when she first tried to sell it to them, but they changed …

The New Wife

Everyone tells me that I ought to let go of my antipathy for my ex-husband’s new wife but I just can’t.  She’s everything I’m not—young, beautiful, glamorous and slim. 30 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

The Dream

When I was a kid, I didn’t play much with my friends because I wasn’t any good at physical activities.  I hated going to gym because the kids made fun of me.  Then, one night I dreamt that I was an amateur athlete eligible for the Olympics.  That dream came true. 51 Words This was …

Go Back…

“I had a bad experience today,” Carlos told his wife, Candis. “What happened?” “I was in a convenience store, getting bottled water when a white woman walked up to me and told me to go back to where I came from.  After I recovered from my shock, I informed her that I was born in …

Like a Serpent

He is like a serpent.  He can both enthral and repel with his unusual, piercing eyes.  They seem penetrate deep into a person’s heart with its hidden secrets.  I can't stand him yet I'm attracted to him.  I’ve tried so hard to resist him but I can’t.  Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him. 54 …

Emily Wilson

Shy and accomplished in school, she comes from a long line of academics. Her works include The Death of Socrates and Six Tragedies of Seneca. She was interested in the ways and methods that Socrates used to educate people and his death as an image.  Her interest in Seneca stemmed from the fact that, "he's …

Running Into Ajax

Alexi and Gerrard were walking through the plaza, arms linked when they ran into Ajax. “Hey, bro, what’s up?” Gerrard greeted him. “Nothing much.”  He looked at Alexi, his expression glacial. “Hi, Ajax.” “Hi.” Gerrard’s cell rang.  “Excuse me.”  He walked away. “I thought you two were just friends.” “We are.” “I hope so.” “Why?” …

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