Finally…

Image by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim Naomi sat there, beaming. Finally, after trying for a long time, Yasir and she were going to have a child. They had been married for ten years and had tried and tried to start a family but were unsuccessful. He wasn't the problem and she feared that she was barren like …

What Might Have Been…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It was late Sunday afternoon. Father Morelli was in the sanctuary reading a prayer book. He had done two masses for the day and now he could spend the remainder of the day with family or friends or on his own. He could do with the R&R. It had been …

Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

Saadiya’s Story

I'm not pretty although I've had some people say that I have flawless skin. Some even compliment on my complexion, saying that it looks like rich, dark chocolate. I've been told that I have nice eyes and an attractive smile yet, most of these same people were shocked when they found out that Faraz had …

Alecia and Daxon Tie the Knot

Alecia sat there with a radiant smile on her face. She still couldn't believe that today was her wedding day. Daxon had popped the question one night after dinner. After she said yes and they hugged and ended up making out on the sofa, she called Daryl as soon as Daxon left. "You're not going …

After the Wedding

"Did you see the expressions on most of the people's faces when they realized that I was your date?" Kalisha exclaimed. Joe chuckled. "Yes, I did and it was priceless. They couldn't imagine that an old goat like me could be with a young and beautiful woman like you." "You're no old goat. You're more …

Someone Else Knew

He was in his office standing by the window, looking out and thinking about Monifa when there was a knock on the door. "Eingeben," he called. The door opened and Gracelyn entered. "I brought you your mail," she said, going over to his desk and putting it in the in-tray. "Thank you," he replied. "Would …

The First Time

It was a bright sunny Sunday morning when she arrived at the church. Mass had just finished and Father O'Reilly was talking to the parishioners as they filed out of the church. He looked very distinguished and stately in the green robe. She would always be grateful to him because it was on account of …

Another Afternoon with Shiloh

It was a Saturday afternoon and he had just returned from the playground with Emily. Emily, exhausted fell asleep as soon as her head touched the pillow. He left her and went downstairs. He was about to go into the living-room to read when the doorbell rang. He went to answer it and was pleased …

Melania Approaches Matt

Melania went into Home Depot and saw Matt in the section with the lamps. Taking a deep breath, she walked up to him. "Hello, Matt," she said quietly. He turned and his expression became guarded. "Hello, Mel." "What are you doing here?" "Looking for shady lamps." "Oh. Is Gina with you?" "No. The lamps are …

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