Aunt Margery’s Visitor

Margery stood at the top of the stairs, still reeling from Antonia’s visit.  She shuddered as she remembered her adopted niece’s eyes as she cried, “You’re ruining my chances with Laird.” “Laird’s your brother—“ “Adoptive brother.” “He doesn’t love you, Antonia—“ “Because you’ve been telling him horrible things about me.” “Antonia—“ “You’ll be sorry.” Margery’s …

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Samira Nasr

In 2021, Montreal born, Samira Nasr becomes Harper Bazaar's first black editor-in-chief. She made history in the magazine's 154 year history. She took over the helm in the middle of a pandemic but after months of setbacks, the March issue debuted. She totally owned it, featuring Megan Thee Stallion on its cover. Samira's vision for the …

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Laird Tells Martina About Antonia

"Poor Antonia," Martina said, shaking her head sadly. Laird had just told her about his adopted sister's breakdown which led to her stay in a psychiatric hospital. Laird stared at her. "You feel sorry for her?" he exclaimed. "Yes, I do. It must be painful watching the man you love fall in love with and …

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Laird Learns About Antonia

Laird was on his way home when he ran into his Aunt Margery. She was so happy to see him that she broke into a big smile and gave him a big hug. "It's so good to see my favorite nephew," she exclaimed. He smiled. "It's good to see you too, Aunt Margery. How are …

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Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

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Antonia Visits the Art Gallery

It was Friday, the day before Laird's wedding. Antonia was feeling really cut up about it but what could she do about it? As much as she wanted to, she couldn't prevent it from happening. Tomorrow, she was going to sit in the church and pretend to be happy like everyone else when she was …

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The Ladies Have Lunch

When Martina got to the restaurant, Emma was already there. They greeted each other with a hug. "Have you been waiting long?" Martina asked. "No. I got here about five minutes ago." "I guess Antonia isn't here as yet?" "No. Do you think we should wait for her at the table or wait out here?" …

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Laird Recounts the Past

"So, you didn't stay to see your father?" Martina asked Laird. "No. I couldn't bear to listen to any more of her bloody drivel." "It sounds like she's still in love with you." "How ironic. Karson wanted her love but I, who never wanted it got it instead." "Love is a crazy thing. And some …

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Old Stomping Ground

It was a Sunday evening and Laird was visiting his childhood home in Oxfordshire. He was there to tell his father about his engagement to Martina. The old man would probably be shocked because he always held the view that his younger son wasn't the marrying kind and that it would take a really special …

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Asenath

We don’t know much about Asenath, except that she was Egyptian and the daughter of daughter of Potipherah priest of On. On was a city in Lower Egypt, bordering land of Goshen. It was the centre of sun-worship. Asenath was given to Joseph in marriage by Pharaoh himself. The name Asenath means, "belonging to the …

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