Gideon’s Afternoon with Chelsey

It was around 12pm on a Saturday and Gideon was on his way to Oxford to pick up Chelsey. They were going to Hollywood Bowl to bowl and to have something to eat afterwards. He was really looking forward to that and was relieved that Ruth didn't seem to mind. "I don't mind being alone," …

After the Rain

Ronan stood at his bedroom, looking out. It was hard to tell there had been a thunderstorm if it weren't for the wet spots here and there. The sun was shining, giving the place a clean and pristine feel. The day promised to be a beautiful one. He hadn't slept well, though and felt tired …

Father Kiesler’s Visitor

Father Kiesler was in the office reading a copy of The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI). His mother gave it to him when he visited her on Mother's Day. He was greeted enthusiastically first by his younger sister, Katja and then, his mother who was beside herself with delight. …

Michelle

Michelle waited for Baasil.  They had been seeing each other since January.  She smiled as she remembered the first time they met.  It was at the museum.  She was reading while waiting for her friend, Alison.  Glancing up, she saw him standing in front of a painting.  Suddenly, he turned and faced her.  He approached …

Breaking Up…For Now

Image by Rachel Claire, Pexels He stood outside the apartment building where she lived with her older sister. After agonizing over it for weeks, he had finally decided that it would be best for them not to see each other anymore. It had been foolish of him, a professor, to become romantically involved with one …

Meeting Jared

Silvery leaves shimmered in the distance.  Snow, like a white fluffy blanket covered the expansive grounds below.  Julian had invited her to go for a walk with him before dinner but, she had declined.  She disliked the cold and much preferred to be there in the library where it was nice and warm. Julian was such a wonderful …

Out of the Bag

He hated cats, especially this one hiding among his books.  Millicent adopted it because she felt sorry for it.  She liked to rescue things and help people.  She was so good, it nauseated him.  Everyone said that he was lucky to have such a devoted wife but he didn’t think so.  If it weren’t for …

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 …

Signing Papers, Borrowing Books & Making Confessions

Daxon was on his way upstairs to change so that he could go to the beach for a swim when the doorbell rang. He went to answer it and was surprised to see Alecia standing there. "What are you doing here?" he asked her. She showed him a folder. "I brought some papers for you …

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 …

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