Chelsey’s Birthday Celebration

"Does your mother know that you have a tattoo?" Gideon asked Chelsey. "No. She'll probably flip out if she does. You're not going to tell her, are you?" "No. That's for you to do." "I suppose I will have to tell her sometime." "Is that the only one?" "Yes." "Good." "I guess you don't approve …

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Efosa

Martin was immediately attracted to Efosa when they met, although there was a considerable age difference between them. One afternoon when he was walking home from church, he ran into her. He invited her to join him and as they walked, they talked. It was the first time they had exchanged more than pleasantries. Her …

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Christmas & Wedding Plans

"Are you still upset from your run in with Brody?" Joe asked Kalisha. "No, I'm not upset anymore. I just wish he and other people would mind their own business and leave us alone." "I guess they just can't accept our relationship." "Because of our age difference?" "Yes." "Why can't they just accept that we …

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A Bone of Contention

"So, what are you waiting for?" Cheryl asked Joe. He stared at her blankly. "What do you mean?" "I mean you're not getting any younger. You're going to be 56 years old in January and you're still not married. What are you waiting for?" He sighed. "Why is everyone so interested in my personal life?" …

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Visiting Jennifer

"So, Uncle Marc, how are things with you? Jennifer asked. They were on the terrace of the unit she lived in with her fiancé. "Fine," he said, leaning against the rail facing her. "How are things with you?" "Well, as I mentioned on the phone, I'm engaged." She showed him the ring. "Mom's thrilled, of …

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Another Afternoon with Shiloh

It was a Saturday afternoon and he had just returned from the playground with Emily. Emily, exhausted fell asleep as soon as her head touched the pillow. He left her and went downstairs. He was about to go into the living-room to read when the doorbell rang. He went to answer it and was pleased …

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A Rainy Night

She sat there in the car watching the rain come down relentlessly, asking herself why on earth had she ventured out on such a miserable night?  Was she that desperate to find out if the rumors were true?  From where she sat, she couldn't tell if anyone was home.  There were no lights in the …

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Professor Rinaldi

"Are you orbiting Orion?" Professor Rinaldi asked Bryanna as she moved around the statue, studying it closely. She was a huge fan of Greek and Roman Art. She turned and smiled shyly at him. "I've never seen this statue before," she replied. "Is it new?" "Yes. My sister, Melina brought it back from her trip …

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Tobias Gives Into Puah

"Puah, we can't be alone any more." "Why not?" she asked. "Is it because of what almost happened between us last night?" "Yes. I almost kissed you." I knew it, she thought, gleefully. Her exultation was short-lived when she saw the expression on his face. "So, what if we kissed?" He sighed. "Kissing can lead …

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Playing it Safe

After my husband died six years ago and our son, Leon moved out, I had to sell our house and find an apartment.  Leon’s now living in Atlanta with his family.  They have encouraged me to move in with them but I think I should.  For the first time in my life, I feel completely …

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