Almost Time

"It's almost time," Laird said to Martina. It was ten-thirty and they were sitting around the table in the kitchen after having cups of Rooibos tea. "Are you nervous? I know I am." She was in her 40th week of pregnancy. The estimated day of delivery was Friday but it could happen earlier or later. …

The Stables

He was getting ready to take a shower when there was a knock on the bedroom door. Since he was still wearing his trousers, he said, "Come in?" The door opened, and Giorgos stuck his head in. "Sir, Ms. Sambu is here." He glanced at his watch in slight irritation. "She's twenty minutes early. Hmm. …

Where are the Girls?

“If abortion is about women’s rights,” asked abortion survivor Gianna Jessen at a 2015 House Judiciary Committee Hearing, “then what were mine?”Source: Hillsdale Collegian Photo by SHAHBAZ AKRAM on Pexels.com Can you imagine that China has has 30 million more men than women? This staggering statement was made by Chinese journalist and author of One Child, Mei Fong …

Taliban Restrictions & Assignments

"What's the matter, Honey?" Dushan asked Chioma. "Remember how I told you that I really wanted that assignment on the latest Taliban restrictions on Afghan women?" "Yes." "Well, Lydia decided to send Josh, one of our male reporters instead." "Did she tell you why she decided to send him instead of you?" "She said that …

Father Kiesler’s Visit & The Fish Market

Months had passed since the horrific ordeal at St. Albertus Magnus and since Father Kiesler had been hospitalized. He was back at the rectory and had returned to his duties. They saw each other on Saturdays when he visited Mrs. Wiesenthal and during the week when she was on campus but it wasn't enough. They …

Matt Gets Full Custody

"Gina gave you full custody of Cam?" Melania was shocked to hear that. "Yes. She called me on Wednesday and asked to meet in the concourse close to where I work. I had no idea why she wanted to see me but was shocked when she told me that she was going to give me …

Ruth Learns About Dushan’s Wedding

"Hello, Ruth? It's Mrs. Horton." "Hello, Mrs. Horton. How are you?" Ruth really wasn't in the mood to talk to anyone but she didn't want to be rude. "I'm fine, Dear. Fine. Just got back from visiting my sister, Ann in Glasgow. We haven't seen each other in a while so it was a nice …

Gina’s Mother and Tanner

Gina's mother was still in the powder room when she got there. They were the only ones in there. They hugged and then went to an area where they could talk. "How are you doing, Gina?" her mother asked, looking her over. "I'm fine, Mom. How are you?" She hadn't seen her since New Year's …

Gina Attends a Wedding

Gina stared at herself in the mirror. How miserable she looked. She was tempted not to go to her cousin, Natalie's wedding. The last thing she wanted was to see her father. Ever since he found out about her trying to keep Matt and Cam apart, he had made her life miserable by threatening to …

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 …

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