Dominoes, Marital Misgivings & Lunch

Avianna watched as Max and his friend, Karl played dominoes. They were laughing and drinking. It had been a while since they had seen each other so they had a lot of catching up to do. Karl was a retired surgeon and had been Max's mentor and friend for years. Karl had known Max since …

Not So Reserved

He was a really nice man and I liked him a lot but I found him to be too reserved for my taste. My best friend, Shakira teased me and told me that he had a crush on me but I dismissed it, telling her not be ridiculous. I reminded her that he was a …

An Unexpected Turn

Hours after Sister Riegel had stopped by his office to see him, Father Kiesler walked in. "I apologize for being late," he said to Gracelyn. "Something came up." Truth be told, he had been in the "secret" room with Monifa. When she hadn't shown up to the rectory last night and he became very worried, …

Solitary Confinement

Jeremiah Kohl, the only son of Jewish immigrants moved from Berlin to Leipzig where he met Frida, a History professor at Leipzig University.  They lived in Schkeuditz where they raised their three children. One summer, they went on a transatlantic cruise.  While crossing the Atlantic, The Endurance collided with a sea vessel and quickly sank.  …

Marius on the Mind

She couldn't stop thinking about Marius. Even when she was with Titus, it was Marius who filled her head, her thoughts. That afternoon, she had to go to the fashion show just to see him. She watched him as he walked across the cobbled stones. Brooke wasn't there. She had some family affair to attend. …

Dinner at Sunset

Noelle was having a private meeting with Barry Forbes in her office when the door opened and Sandra, her secretary walked in.  Noelle glanced up at her, unable to hide her irritation at the disruption but before she could say anything, Sandra spoke. "I'm sorry to interrupt, Noelle, but I have an urgent phone call …

Falling in Love

Gloria was walking down the sidewalk after visiting her grandmother in the nursing home when she ran into David Mansfield.  He was heading into a café when he spotted her.  Smiling, he walked over to her.  “Hello, Gloria,” he said. She smiled at him.  “Professor Mansfield.” “Please call me David.  It makes me feel less …

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