The Banquet

Edward had just finished getting dressed for the banquet he was attending when the phone rang. He was tempted to ignore it when he saw that it was Cate. Grimacing, he picked up the receiver. "Yes, Cate," he answered wearily. "What is it this time?" "You'll be pleased to know that I told Mother and …

The Cad Meets His Match

My affair with Noémie is over. I ended it a week ago. She wanted more than I was willing to give. I'm throwing my annual summer ball. I watch the guests milling about, searching for the woman who will replace Noémie. And there she is standing alone in a very colorful mermaid dress which flatters …

The Ball

A picture of total calm, she sat there, watching the people enter the ballroom. She had the advantage of facing the entrance.  Demure in her new white dress, her black hair swept back from with several curls framing her face, she received admiring glances from the gentlemen but she was oblivious. Her eyes intermittingly taking …

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