The Family Barbecue

"Trishan, do you think I'm overdressed for a family barbecue?" Sarika asked me as they walked to where his car was parked. "No, I don't think so," I replied. "I think you look lovely." She smiled. "Thank you." I was carrying the covered tray with the Jeera chicken wings which she had baked. I had …

Trishan Visits Rehema

It was half-past five and Aunt Savitri was in the living-room, relaxing and watching television. I decided that it was time for me to leave. "I'll see you on Saturday," I said. "And again on Sunday at the barbecue." "Yes, I'll see you then. Have a good week." "Thanks, you too." "Don't forget to take …

Church, Lunch & No to Marriage

"Are you happy that I came to church with you today?" Trishan asked his Aunt Savitri. "Of course!" "It's a nice church and the people are very friendly." "Yes. It's like my second home and the people are like my other family. They're always warm and welcoming to members and visitors alike. A lot of …

The Wedding, a Family Barbecue and…Rehema

So, it's Saturday afternoon and we had arrived half-hour to the wedding which was to begin at 4pm. It was to be held at an impressive Georgian mansion nestled in enchanting 18th-century gardens. I stood there, feeling as if I were on the set of a period drama and I half expected to see the wedding …

Twenty Questions

Velma studied him. "No need to look so uptight, Mr. Gray. I just wanted to let you know that Kiskadee Records was extremely impressed with your ad layout." "Oh." He was very relieved to hear that. "As I said on Friday, you did an outstanding job which is what I always expect from you." "Thank …

The Other Woman

Tae watched Clare and her date, a tall, attractive older African American man. Jealousy clawed at his insides. He was there alone. Wen had broken off their engagement. He had followed Clare's advice and had come clean with her. Wen was devastated. "So, all those times when we were having sex, it wasn't with me …

Rehoboam and Fernanda Break Up

He stood at the window, staring at the Thames River in the distance and thinking about Tamar. Thinking about when he woke up the morning after they made love and she was gone. She left a note letting him know that she would be by to pick him up later to take him over to …

Devastating News

So, dinner with Marcus was amazing.  I had such a great time.  As I do my work, my thoughts take me back to that Saturday evening.  He came and picked me up at my place at exactly seven.  He looked very handsome in his expensive looking tan colored jacket and white shirt.  His eyes traveled …

Abiyomi Meets Marcus

I'm trying really hard to concentrate on my job but it's tough.  I couldn't stop thinking about Marcus Kincaid, my friend, Bobby's very handsome and charming uncle.  He was at the family's barbecue. I was thrilled to see him.  From the moment we met which was about a year ago, I was smitten with him.  …

Finishing What They Started

Monique had just taken off her dressing-gown and was about to get dressed when the door opened and Shane walked in, bold as brass. "Who gave you permission to just walk into my room?" she demanded, hands on hips.  In the past, she would have covered up to hide her curves but that was before …

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