A Mother’s Longing

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Rain fell softly on her as she stood there in the empty playground at her son's school.  How she longed to see him, to hold him and tell him that she loved him--that she was sorry... Her shoulders hunched as a cold wind stirred the leaves and the wispy blonde …

Chioma Confronts Ruth

Chioma decided to stop by Ruth's office before heading to hers. After getting out of taxi, she stood on the sidewalk for a moment, looking up at the building. Then, she walked through the revolving doors and went up to the reception desk. The man glanced up at her. "May I help you?" "Yes, I'd …

Anna Spots Matt

Anna was out jogging when she spotted Matt. He was just standing there outside of what she assumed was the condo building where he lived next to a bike which was probably his. She debated whether or not to go over there and talk to him. She was still really cut up about spilling the …

Ruth Visits Dushan

Dushan was in the lobby of his building, waiting for a cab to take him to the synagogue for a Shabbat afternoon programme because Chioma had borrowed his car to drive to an assignment which was in Manchester when Ruth walked in. His heart sank. What did she want? Why couldn't she leave him alone? …

Tanner and Melania Have Lunch

Tanner was waiting downstairs in the lobby for her. Melania smiled when she saw him and they hugged. "Hello," she said when they drew apart. He looked and smelled good. "No jacket?" "It's in the car." His gaze traveled over her. "Aren't you cold with your legs bare like that?" he asked. His eyes darkened …

VP Kamala Harris’ Message

For over 30 years, Futures Without Violence has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns which empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. It is a health and social justice nonprofit and its mission is to "heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and …

Joe’s Love Life

Joe was on his way to his car when his cell rang. He took it out of his pocket and as soon as he saw the number on the display, he answered. "Hi, Honey," he said. "Hi, Joe. Are you still coming over?" "Of course. I'm heading over there right now." "All right. See you …

The Mysterious Sister

Getty Image. Sister Riegel was making her rounds, checking on the girls in the dorm before retiring for the night. She was heading down the corridor when she noticed someone standing outside of Monifa's room. It was another nun. She called out to her. "Sister." The figure stood still but didn't turn around. "Sister," she …

Dinner With the Changs

He was in the lobby waiting for Michelle when Karine walked in. Like clockwork, his heart began to pound. She didn't notice him sitting there and walked over to the desk to talk to Gatimu. Jason watched her, his eyes traveling over her figure in the yellow dress which flattered her figure and complexion. It …

First Day at Work

It was his first day for work. He was sitting in the lounge. The company car had picked him outside of his apartment building at seven sharp and brought him over to the company which was about a forty-five minute drive. He was told to wait in the lobby and that someone would be down …

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