A Bitter Taste

Antonia watched Laird and Martina, anxious for them to leave. It was torture seeing them together. After Martina and Mr. Pendlebury returned to the drawing-room, talking and laughing, Laird had immediately left her to join them. Even though she lived there, she felt like an outsider and she hated Martina for that. Laird, oblivious to …

Dinner with Laird and Martina

"Aren't you going to get ready?" Mr. Pendlebury asked Antonia. "Laird and his fiancée will be here soon." She was tempted to say that she didn't want to get ready because she didn't want to have dinner with them. However, she couldn't deny that she was curious to meet this woman who had stolen Laird's …

Laird Proposes

He was on his way to Martina's place for dinner and was nervous as hell because he was going to propose. It was one thing to date an MP and quite another to be married to one. What about the times when he'll be working late during the week and sometimes even on the weekends? …

Laird Lunches With Emma

Laird was leaving the coffee shop when he spotted Emma, his colleague Bradley's wife. Tucking the newspaper under the arm carrying the coffee, he used his free hand to open the door. She was just passing by when he called out to her. She turned and her face broke into a big smile. "Hello, Laird." …

Complicated

My name is Marguerite. I am living with a man who is my guardian, sponsor and lover. We met two years ago when I was still in high-school and living with my grandmother who passed away shortly after. I was in Barnes & Nobel and browsing in the Religion section when I sensed that someone …

Laird Calls Martina

Laird was on his way to have lunch with Embeth, his friend, the gallery owner and artist when he ran into old friend and retired judge, Gordon Camidge. “Oh, hello, Old Chap.” “Hello, Gordon.” “How are things with you?” “Fine, thank you.  How are you?  How are Rachel, the kids and grandkids?” “Oh, fine, fine.  …

Maddie and the General

She had come out of the unit where she was looking after a colored soldier when she literally bumped into him. Wide-eyed she looked up at him, mortified. It was General Turpentine. He was out there having a smoke. "I'm sorry," she mumbled, lowering her eyes. She was a colored woman and he was a …

Dinner With Marius

Elspeth examined herself in the mirror. Were the sweater and the long skirt a bit too much? Should she change into a dress or a lighter blouse and a shorter skirt instead? She decided that she would change the sweater. She didn't want to feel hot in it. She quickly changed into a dark red …

Together Again

It was after ten and I had overslept. Sunlight was streaming through the window in my bedroom. I stretched and then got up. I headed straight to the bathroom to brush my teeth and shower. After I toweled my skin dry, I stared at my reflection in the mirror. I needed a shave. I picked …

Keziah’s Story

Jill was my best friend.  We grew up together.  We used to like the same books, movies and boys.  And when the boy we liked at a particular time liked one of us more, there were not hard feelings.  We were happy for each other.  So, when she met and fell in love with Greg, …

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