Abuja, the Lake & the Girl

She stood by the tree, watching him as he walked along the wooden plank above the lake. He was half naked and bare feet, wearing only swimming trunks. He had a very nice physique. She had never seen him before and she had been coming to this lake for a while now. Was he a …

Sarika Attends Saanvi’s Dinner Party Alone

Sarika walked in, feeling self-conscious. She was tempted to turn around and leave. If only Trishan could have come with her but he had to work late. He encouraged her to go to the dinner party. "You know that Saanvi will be disappointed if you don't go," he told her. Saanvi was her cousin. "Here …

A Wife for Prince Amir

The prince of Kabari was young and handsome. He was sought after by every rich family for their daughters. He had his pick of beautiful women. There were banquets, balls, all sorts of occasions orchestrated by his family for him to meet women with the hope that one of them would be his betrothed but …

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 …

Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

Hart and Liliana Meet

Weeks had passed since he returned from San Jose. He went there a year after the anniversary of Coco's death. Eleven years seemed like a long time. They said that time heals the pain of losing someone you loved but that wasn't true. The passage of time may take the edge off of the pain …

Christmas Service, Cruise & More

It was Christmas Day and that morning, he attended Christmas church service at St Martins in the Field in Trafalgar Square with Chioma. It was an uplifting service with Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir who performed Mary's Nativity. It had been ages since he had been in a church. Afterwards, they went on the Christmas Day …

Athens and Areopagus Hill

My wife, Althea and I decided that we would move to Athens because we love the city. We've visited it many times and we decided that we would leave England this year. As EU citizens, it is relatively easy for us to move there. We arrived a week ago to find a place to live. …

Rallying the Soldiers

As absurd as it sounds, 16 year old Sybil Ludington was the female Paul Revere of the American Revolution.   In 1777, she rode forty miles in a rainstorm to warn her father’s militiamen that the British were coming.  While too late to save Danbury, the militia fought with departing British soldiers.  Locals and General George …

One-Sided

"I know that you married me for my money but, I didn't care because I loved and wanted you so desperately. I still do. I know that you don't love me and you probably never will." "You're mistaken, you know," he said quietly. "I do love you." "You may love me in your own special …

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