Boxing Day Blues

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men - Romans 12:18, NKJV "I can't believe that we're near the end of December. Soon it will be the New Year," Melinda said to no one in particular. She was sitting on the sofa in the warm and cozy living-room …

Bailey’s Story

“I want to think of your mania and depression as merely monsters which will go away when you take your medication.” “I hate taking the medication,” she complained. “Why do you hate taking it, Bailey?” “Taking it means that I’m not right in the head.” “I don’t want you to look at like that. Just …

The Letter to Madge

Image from Deviant Art Madge eagerly tore open the envelope, her fingers trembling as she removed the letter and unfolded it. Going over to the window, she read it in the light streaming in. Her face fell when she read the salutation. The letter wasn't from Dalton. Dear Ms. Harris, I trust that is letter …

Agnes Blackmails Margaret

"I saw you put it there." "What are you talking about?" "I saw you put it in her room." "Put what in whose room?" "I saw you go into Miss Taylor's room and put the bottle of Cyanide in her drawer." "Don't talk foolishness, Agnes. You couldn't have seen me do anything of the sort." …

Not Captivating

"Before we study today, I just want to say that I read the book, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge which you both recommended and it was a complete waste of my time." Carole and Susan stared at her.  "Why was it a waste of time?" Susan asked, peering over her glasses. "I have a …

Loving Lin

I leaned against the wall, feeling numb.  I was still reeling from the shock of learning that Lin was engaged.  We broke up when he said that his parents were visiting from Beijing and that they wouldn't approve of us living together.  I understood that because my parents were the same way, old-fashioned.  They always …

Toshiro Consoles Ife

"What's the matter, Ife?" Toshiro asked.  He could tell that something was wrong. "I found out yesterday that Damba, my ex-husband was killed in a road accident." "I'm sorry to hear that, Ife.  Is there anything I can do for you?" She shook her head.  "No, there isn't." "When is the funeral?" "It's on Friday.  …

Thomas and Tracey

 My nephew, Sam and I were on a double date with a mother and her daughter. It has been a long while since I have even thought about dating again. Eight years ago I lost my fiancee, Brenda. She was killed by a drunk driver just weeks before our wedding. It took a long, long …

Carmela’s Story

Carmela sat in the empty church which was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.  She was on her way home from the salon where she worked when she decided to stop in and pray for her brother, Guido who died five years ago from a heart attack.  She hoped and prayed that he …

Family Matters

Jilian sat there, watching the different passengers.  Flying always made her nervous, especially since 911.  Still, it was nice getting away for a bit.  And she was looking forward to seeing her family.  Seven years had passed since her last visit.  This was a special occasion.  Louisa, her eldest sibling was getting married to Dane, …

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