He Found Grèce

It was the end of March. Three more months left and then, he would be returning to Hong Kong. He broke the surface of the water and ran his fingers through his hair, closing his eyes and sighing heavily. Why did he have to return to his life there when he longed to remain here? …

Melania Goes to Tanner

Melania stood there in her room, still reeling from her run in with Gina yesterday. She had come very, very close to punching her in the face. Marry Tanner? She must be out of her mind. Why on earth would Tanner marry her? The idea seemed so ridiculous and yet, it nagged at her. After …

Kira Visits Melania

Melania was lying in bed, thinking about the hurt expression on Tanner's face when she told him that they couldn't see each other any more and poor Matt who was devastated when she told him that she was still in love with Tanner. What a total mess her life had become. She had said goodbye …

Gina Visits Natalie

After leaving Matt's place, instead of going home, Gina went straight over to Natalie's and Graham's house. Her cousin seemed surprised to see her. "I didn't expect to see you until Tuesday." she asked. "What brings you here tonight?" "I had to talk to you. Are you alone?" "Yes. Graham's still at the hospital. This …

Gina Visits Matt

Matt was looking out of the window. It was Wednesday night just after nine. He had put Cam to bed an hour earlier. He had just finished working out in the den which he had set up as a gym. He took a quick shower and fixed himself a cup of Chamomile Tea. As he …

Matt Calls Melania

It was the retirement party for Richard Forbes, the manager at the company. It was held at the Hilton Hotel in their biggest ballrooms. Melania showed up alone and felt underdressed when she saw the other guests. She hadn't planned on going but Mr. Forbes' secretary, Hannah had encouraged her to go. She got a …

Tanner and Melania Have Lunch

Tanner was waiting downstairs in the lobby for her. Melania smiled when she saw him and they hugged. "Hello," she said when they drew apart. He looked and smelled good. "No jacket?" "It's in the car." His gaze traveled over her. "Aren't you cold with your legs bare like that?" he asked. His eyes darkened …

Ringing in the New Year

It was New Year's Eve and Dushan and Chioma were at his friend's party. It was after ten and the party was in full swing. His friend, Jeffrey and his long time girlfriend, Lynn lived in an industrial style loft three bedroom apartment in Camden. It was modern and beautifully decorated for the holidays. A …

Jitters, Reflections and a Phone Call

It was her wedding day. She should have been thrilled but she couldn't help worrying that something might go wrong. What if Jerome's ex crashed the wedding? What if she showed up and made a nasty scene? He had broken up with her many weeks ago and she could well imagine how that must have …

Tough Times

Photo by Roger Bultot "How's it going, Joni?" Radica asked me as we stood outside of the antique shop. I look at her.  How would she react if I were to tell her that in exchange for free rent I’m having sex with my landlord?  I’ve no choice.  I’m a single mother.  I can’t lose …

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