Dinner, Denver & Temptation

They had been seeing each other regularly since they went out for drinks. They had spent Christmas and New Year's holidays with each other. Chioma and Dushan were back from Bratislava where they had spent the holidays. On Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, she had spoken to them. She had received two texts from …

The Scoop on Matt & Gina

"I just got off the phone with Aunt Kira. She said that Matt and Gina just left." Tanner's eyebrows arched. "Matt and Gina were there together?" "Yes. They were both invited to have New Year's Eve dinner." "That's interesting. How did it go?" "She said it went very well. While Matt and Joel were playing …

Holiday Season in Bratislava

It was the day after Christmas and the last day for celebrating Hanukkah. Dushan and Chioma were in their hotel suite in Bratislava getting ready to go to his cousin Havel's apartment for dinner with him and his girlfriend, Brigita. Chioma was still getting dressed and Dushan was waiting for her. As soon as Chioma …

Christmas With Gina

Matt watched as Cam played happily with the toys he got for Christmas from both sets of grandparents, Uncle Joel and Aunt Kira, Tanner and Melania and him. He didn't seem to mind that he wasn't going to be spending Christmas with his little cousin, Matthew. Matt had told him that this year, just he …

Lunch, the World Cup, Admirers & Surrey Hills

A week ago, Gideon was on his way to Oxford to pick up Chelsey and bring her back to London. He had called her yesterday after he finished watching the third place play-off match of the World Cup. When she answered, he asked, "How would you like to watch the World Cup Quarter Finals between …

Back in Good Old London

Gideon was waiting for Chelsey. He was taking her out for lunch. It was the first time they were seeing each other since she started her first year at Oxford. She was living on campus. Ruth and he had helped her to move into the dorm. It was tough saying goodbye to her but he …

Dover, White Cliffs, Deal, Shakespeare & Sunscreen

"You know, it's a good thing you don't have a girlfriend?" "Why do you say that?" "She might have a problem with you spending so much time with me." "I'm glad I don't have a girlfriend either but if I did, I would just explain to her that my aunt is all alone while her …

Christmas, Stuffed Toys, the Nursery, Pregnancy & The Letter

PHOTO PROMPT © Lisa Fox It was the day before school closed for Christmas.  When Amelie saw the stuffed toys which had gotten wet in the snow hanging on the line, she smiled and thought of the nursery at home.  Derrick and she were filled with perpetual excitement because of her pregnancy. In the office, …

Newlyweds, First Christmas in Canada & Pregnant Women

"Well, Mrs. Weise, how would you like us to spend our first Christmas together here in Canada?" Tanner asked Melania. They had gotten married last month in a small, intimate and beautiful ceremony. His parents, sister Gianna and her boyfriend had flown over from Rochester and Miami respectively. Tanner and Melania met them Friday afternoon …

The New Secret Room

Father Kiesler had decided that he was going to spend Christmas with his parents and that he was going to take Monifa with him. He called his mother at lunch time that morning to tell her. She sounded happy and told him that she and the rest of the family couldn't wait to see him. …

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