Joining the Fight

Photo by Lisa Fox “Are you sure about this?” “Yes, Mama.  I must fight for our country and our people.” “All right.  I will be here when you come back.” “I promise I will be back, Mama.  Have faith.” Mama nodded with a smile and fought to hold the tears back.  “Your father would be …

Pike’s Purchase

Passenger Angus Pike stood on the deck of the Unicorn, his blue eyes scanning the horizon.  All around him the sea stretched out endlessly.  It lapped against the capricious vessel as it headed to Liverpool. Below, in his cabin, cowering, was the young slave woman who was to be his wife’s maid and his lover. …

Stuart’s Invitation to Washington

Stuart was on the boat and inside the cabin when he heard footsteps on deck. Minutes later, Shandra stepped inside the cabin. "Hi." "Hi." "What are you doing?" she asked glancing at the books on the table. "I was just doing some research." "Are you writing another book?" "Yes." "What's it about?" "I found out …

Our Afternoon in Concord

When I dropped Mandy home, she wanted me to spend the rest of the day with her but I told her that I had things to do and asked for a raincheck. She was disappointed but after hugging and kissing me, she saw me to the door. On my way down in the elevator, I …

Fenced In

I’s in the ramshackle cabin, waitin’ for the Master.  We meet there every night.  It’s far from the big house and nobody can hear us makin’ noises when we havin’ sex.  I don’t like givin’ ma self to a man I ain’t married to ‘cause the minister says that anyone who has sex and they …

Alone with Nature

Photo by Krista Strutz “Loretta, where’s Jim?” “Up at the cabin.” “How come you didn’t go with him?” “I didn’t feel like going.” “You mean he didn’t ask you to go.” “I never liked going up there, anyway.  It’s too remote.  I never felt safe.  And there’s not much to do except go for walks …

Fifth Time’s a Charm?

I stand at the pier in Barcelona, waiting to board. In my luggage I have my essential essentials and worn out wigs. It's a balmy evening and I'm set to go on the Heart Escapades cruise. This is my fifth time going on a cruise for singles. Maybe this time around I will get lucky …

Zala

It was here in the thicket of trees shaded from the bright light which resembled a stage with a spotlight that he found me. The next thing I knew I was staring up at a ceiling. I realized that I was in a strange bed in a strange room. I tried to sit up but …

Up in Flames

JT told her not to go to the cabin again but she went any way. Soon after, he left the house on the day of his return from his business trip, she followed him. She was careful to keep her distance. He was walking briskly as if he couldn't wait to get there. She stopped …

Clarissa Threatens to Leave

Joss Tyler Whitley II (nicknamed JT) was standing in front of the mirror, fixing his tie.  He studied his reflection.  His thick dark brown hair brushed against the back of his shirt collar.  He needed a haircut, he mused.  Just then, Clarissa walked in.  She was a very beautiful woman with her healthy complexion, dark …

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