Another Good Year?

Ruth and Gideon were in the drawing-room.  “I hope 2022 will be another good year for us,” he said. It won’t be for me if I can’t win Dushan back. “More champagne?” “No, thanks.  I’m going to bed.  Goodnight.”   Disappointed, he kissed her.  “Goodnight, Ruth.” 45 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing …

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 …

All Thorne Up

I just got off the phone.  I sat there staring at it for several minutes.  I had just made a dinner reservation for two on New Year's Eve.  Who was he taking this year, I wondered.  Was it Gabriela, the Italian supermodel, or Rosaline, the district attorney or Madeline, the CEO of GENTEC?  What did …

Twenty-Five Years

It's our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.  We decided would celebrate it in the comfort of our home.  So, after eating Thai food delivered at our door we drank champagne.  A single red rose lay between us on the bed. "Happy anniversary," Martin says as he holds my hand.  "Thank you for the best twenty- five years …

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