Precarious

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook She stood on the cliff.  Several months ago, they found a man’s body below.  It was an apparent suicide.  What drove him to it? Divorce? Losing a loved one? Unemployment? Mental illness? What about her?  Was she thinking of chucking it in too? How could she?  What about her husband …

Carla Visits Father Morelli

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the loft reading the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians. It was in preparation for his sermon on Sunday. He was going to address the question, Does one have to be circumcised in order to be a full Christian? Although circumcision wasn't practiced among Italy's Roman …

Out With the Old & In With the New

"So, is it really over between Bryce and you?" Terah asked Mariah. "It's been over a long time ago. He was a player. We've been together for three years and all that time he was cheating on me. I finally decided that I'd had enough and dump his hide." "I'm glad you ended your relationship …

Nature Walks & Falling in Love

He hadn't meant for it to happen but it had. She was his teenage sister, Felice's childhood friend and he had fallen hopelessly and madly in love with her. How could it have happened? He had known her since she was nine--a scraggly girl with braids who used to smile shyly at him whenever she …

Avianna Gets Her Wish

Dr. Max Klein was at the In Studio television station. Behind him was the production team. He was there to shoot his part in a Public Service Announcement for the charitable gala hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Ruthorham. In a few minutes, he would be sitting down and sharing his story of his …

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 …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Tough Decision

Mr. Pendlebury left the hospital after spending a while with Antonia. She seemed to be improving although her face was thinner and pale. They wanted to keep her in for a little while longer for observation. He avoided any talk about Laird and Martina. He would never forget how scared he was when she had …

Christmas Eve in Portland

"What's going through that beautiful head of yours?" Hank asked Ede as she stood there by the fireplace, studying him. It was Christmas Eve and they were in the living-room. His mother was upstairs taking a nap. "I'm still trying to picture you as a little terror." He laughed. "Believe it or not, I was. …

Salome and Aslan

We are on our honeymoon. I still can't believe it. We met last year in my senior year when he came to my school to talk about the flying future. He was a Chinese-American businessman, the CEO of a large and prestigious company which I thought was pretty cool for a guy who was only …

By the River

They knew each other since they were children. Her mother, a pregnant, escaped slave somehow found her way to his people. His parents took care of her and when she died, they raised her daughter. He was four when she was born. He loved her from the moment he saw her. He was very protective …

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