Layne Tells All

Layne was waiting for Olivia inside the lobby of his office building. He had called her last night after Sable left his flat. "Are you free tomorrow evening?" he asked. "Yes. Why?" "Remember you said to call you if I needed a friend?" "Yes and I meant it." "Can you meet me tomorrow evening at …

Matt Bumps into Anna…Again

Melania and Tanner were engaged. Matt felt as if someone had punched him in the stomach although he had expected it to happen sooner or later. Joel had called him that morning to tell him. "I'm so sorry, Bro," he had said. "I'm happy for Mel," he said. "She's going to marry the man she …

Lizbeth

He was a happily married man, a devoted husband and a proud father of two very lovely daughters until he met her...She was his Lolita, although she wasn't a prepubescent girl like the character in the novel. However, he was old enough to be her father. In fact, she was the same age as Meghan, …

A Close Call

PHOTO PROMPT © Carole Erdman-Grant It was a cold day in April and he was in the café, warming himself with a hot chocolate.  He was there because he could not get a moment’s peace at home.  His wife nagged him about fixing the fence and his kids kept asking him when he was going to …

Edward Confronts Cate

Cate was on her way out when she heard someone call her name. She turned around and was surprised to see her brother, Edward standing there. She walked over to him. "What are you doing here?" she asked. "Why didn't you come upstairs?" "I was about to when I saw you." "Oh." "We need to …

Meant for Each Other

Rafiq was standing on the sidewalk, waiting for Joy when Ranya walked up to him.  “So, I hear that you’re married,” she said, her expression hostile as she looked up at him. Rafiq set his cup down, his eyes meeting hers squarely.  “Who told you?” “Dhara.  When were you going to tell me?” Dhara was …

Claude’s Story

I'm sitting in the café which I frequently go to because I love their Latte when I can feel that someone is staring at me.  I turn my head and my eyes meet those of a very beautiful African American woman.  As we lock eyes for what seemed like eternity, I debate whether or not …

Two Different Worlds

"I'm thinking of breaking up with Josiah," Phyllis said to her friend, Veronica when they were having lunch at a cafe close to Veronica's workplace. Veronica looked surprised.  "Why?" she asked.  "I thought you were really into him." "I am but, I'm not sure where this relationship is going.  We've been seeing each other for …

Love is a Storm

Jasper was walking down the street, heading to the cafe where he was supposed to meet his girlfriend, Shannon when he heard someone call his name.  He turned and saw that it was Raina, Shannon's friend from university.  She stood there, dressed in an odd white top, denim capri pants with a smile on her …

The Charity Case/Glimmer #writephoto

  Shanice sat on the summit overlooking the city.  This was her place.  It was where she could be alone with God and her thoughts.  She drew her knees up and wrapped her arms around them.  Her life had been a tough one.  She grew up in a rough neighborhood.  When she was seven, her …

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