Paint Him the Recluse

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields It was 1972 when he came into the world.  49 years seemed like such a long time ago.  Life for him had been one big challenge.  A car accident at the age of thirty had left him crippled and bitter.   He alienated himself from family and friends because they …

At the Museum

Marius was at the museum with Ritta. She had persuaded him to go with her although he would have preferred to stay at home, in his room. He couldn't stop thinking about Elspeth and pining for her. Several weeks had passed since he told her that he couldn't see her any more. Walking away from …

The Love Challenge

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God – 1 John 4:7, NKJV Do you find it a challenge to love some people, even those in church? How do you reconcile that with what John exhorts us to do? He tells …

The Cad Meets His Match

My affair with Noémie is over. I ended it a week ago. She wanted more than I was willing to give. I'm throwing my annual summer ball. I watch the guests milling about, searching for the woman who will replace Noémie. And there she is standing alone in a very colorful mermaid dress which flatters …

Stumped

“What’s the matter, Eleanor?” “I’m trying to find information on Mind in the Making, you know to find out if it’s an expression or if there's a definition I could use but all I find it some book with that name.  If it weren’t for this book, would there even be such a thing as …

Sherry’s Story

I want to tell somebody but who will believe me?  Who will believe that the man who uses me for a punching bag is one of New York's finest?  I'm just a former exotic dancer who had the misfortune of getting hooked up with the wrong man.  I guess I was flattered by the attentions …

No Longer a Man’s Game

My husband, Don and his friend, Juan went clay shooting.  I wasn't invited.  Don didn't think I'd be interested.  What he doesn't know is that I recently joined the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club after a friend introduced me to shooting. I never thought I'd enjoy firing a gun.  But I love that feeling you …

The Weekend

When Deandra took her niece to see the musical, Aladdin, for her thirteenth birthday, she certainly didn't expect to bump into Harrison and his date.  It was when they were leaving the theatre. As they were going down the stairs, she asked Maya, "So how did you like the show?" Maya shrugged.  "It was okay," …

Love Came Down

He left the glory of heaven to come into our world.  He was willing to rearrange His life so that He could come here and live and walk among us. He traded in His majesty for our humanity.  He left His home to come to a place where He had nowhere to lay His head. He left the …

Finding Joy in Jesus

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you - Jeremiah 31:3 Imagine you are a South Asian woman.  Every day is a struggle and a challenge to survive.  All you know is oppression from the day you were born until the …

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