Another Christmas

It was Christmas Day and Kira and Joel were going to spend it at his parents' house. Last night, Kira baked a Christmas fruit cake and Gingerbread cookies while Joel wrapped the presents. They just finished having breakfast and were on their church for the Christmas service. "Just think, next year Christmas, we'll have another …

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 …

Judging Jasmine

Jasmine rolled her eyes.  “Really, Mom?  You’re playing that video again.  This is the third time.  How many times are we going to have to listen to the sounds of the alphabet?” “It’s the same video you used to love when you were Bobby’s age.  You couldn’t get enough of it.” “I find that very …

Liz’s Mom

Liz was going through one of the boxes in the basement when she came across a photo of her mother playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  She was wearing a pretty pink dress with a white sash.  She smiled as she remembered her mother telling her how much she loved this game which existed …

Spilling the Beans

She walked past the store, barely acknowledging the sign outside the store she used to frequent when she was a child.  She was on her way to Michelle’s home to have lunch.  Was he going to be there?  She hoped not.  She was getting tired of fending off his unwanted advances.  How could he think …

Happy News

It was late by the time Abigail got home and she was tired.  Gingerly, she opened the front door went inside.  The light in the foyer was on.  Noah must have left it on for her.  It's a good thing she had grabbed something to eat.  She wasn't hungry and could go straight to bed.  …

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