The Slow Dance

The sun was still shining and I was feeling really good. I knew I was looking sharp in my fancy new suit. I wanted to impress Jully. I left my place and got in my car, anxious to be on my way. I couldn't wait to see her. It was all I could think about. …

The Raptors’ Game

Matt lay there, staring at the two tickets to the Raptors' game on the bed. A colleague had given them to him because something had come up and he couldn't go. Whom could he take? Gina was out of the question because she wasn't a sports fan. He had called Joel but he had already …

Two Men

They were on the beach.  Overhead a brave person was parasailing.  Behind them were the sounds of voices, laughter and the tinkle of glasses.  A lone man stood some distance away, facing them.  They were oblivious.  They were lost in each other. His eager hands caressed her back before they held her tightly against him.  …

The Heart Speaks

"I sympathize with your situation but I'm afraid you don't fit what we are looking for.  You have the qualifications but you just don't fit what we are looking for.  I'm sorry.  I hope things work out for you." These words played over and over in Shannon's mind as she walked down the sidewalk, tired …

Forgive

Does a spring yield at the same opening sweet and bitter water? – James 3:11 The words poured forth like the waters of the dam, gushing out without restraint.  They had been bottled up all morning, threatening to break loose but somehow she had managed to keep them in check.  On the ride home on …

Broken Heart Syndrome

You can die of a broken heart -- it's scientific fact -- and my heart has been breaking since that very first day we met. I can feel it now, aching deep behind my rib cage the way it does every time we're together, beating a desperate rhythm: Love me. Love me. Love me. ― …

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