Mr. Pendlebury’s News

"My manuscript got accepted," Mr. Pendlebury announced. "Congratulations, Dad." "Thanks, Laird. I'm working on a new book." "Already? What's it about?" "Trading on a thalassic network." "What kind of trading?" "African migrations across the Indian Ocean." "Sounds interesting." "Incidentally, I proposed to your Aunt Margery." "And?" "She said yes!" "Congratulations!" 50 Words This was written …

Music Lessons, Reading & Swimming Naked

She had the book open but she wasn't really reading it. She was too busy sneaking glances at him as he took long, leisure laps in the pool. It felt strange being out there. Usually, they would be inside in the music room where she would be seated at the piano, playing. Her lessons were …

Michelle’s Afternoon in the Museum

Michelle was reading a very interesting but strange book. The room suddenly tilted to one side and the people poured out was the first line which had grabbed her attention and made her want to read it. She was there at the museum reading it while waiting for her friend, Alison who promised that she …

Disappointments & Dating

It was Monday and the first work day of 2022. Alecia was in the office. She was surprised when she went in and Daxon wasn't there as yet. Usually, he was sitting at his desk when she arrived but this morning, his office door was still closed. She opened it with her set of keys …

Movie, Porridge & The First Kiss

Dushan stood up and pulled on his coat over his denim shirt and jeans. It was time to head down to the JW3 Center where he was meeting Chioma. They were going to see the movie, Mothering Sunday. He was really looking forward to seeing her again. He grabbed his wallet and keys. After locking …

Roman Emperors & Dinner with Daxon

Daxon was in his office reading a book when Alexia stopped by. She cleared her throat and he glanced up. "I'm heading off now," she told him. She tried not to notice the blue shirt as it stretched across his broad chest. He was a gorgeous man and there was no denying that she was …

Tech Savvy

After completing her first internship at Microsoft, Sasha Ariel was inspired to write a book while still in high-school to encourage girls to be tech savvy. Motivated by her own absorption in the Technology side of STEM, she set about writing the book which took two years. It was her hope that her main character, …

Dinner & Dessert

Nita debated whether or not to tell Paul about her run in with Angie but decided to keep it to herself. No sense in spoiling their evening together. They were having dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House. She had never been there before but had heard good things about it. It was a comfortable atmosphere …

After the Ballet

After the ballet, Patrizio took Camilla home. As they stood in the foyer facing each other, she looked at him. She could tell that something was troubling him. She had sensed it all evening. "What's the matter, Darling?" she asked him now. "Nothing," he said. "I'm just a bit tired. Today was a very busy …

Our Afternoon in Concord

When I dropped Mandy home, she wanted me to spend the rest of the day with her but I told her that I had things to do and asked for a raincheck. She was disappointed but after hugging and kissing me, she saw me to the door. On my way down in the elevator, I …

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