Dushan Learns of Chioma’s Visit to Ruth

Dushan was sitting at his desk when he got a call from a number he didn't recognize. He decided to let it go to his voice mail. He heard the beep and stiffened when he heard Ruth's voice. "Dushan, it's Ruth. I'm calling from the boardroom. That's why you don't recognize the number. The reason …

Matt’s News

Melania sat in her living-room, feeling depressed. It was two days before Christmas Eve. Matt had called her last week and told her about Gina's ultimatum. "Unless I stop seeing you, I can't see Cam," he said. Melania was appalled. "How could she do such a horrible and selfish thing like keeping Cam and you …

In the Dark

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy Tap, tap, tap. It was his conscience again. Tap, tap, tap. He ignored it. TAP, TAP, TAP. WHAT DO YOU WANT? You need to tell Jenny. Tell her what? The truth.  She deserves to know. It will only upset her. That’s better than not knowing. She doesn’t need to …

The Conflict

Try as he did, he couldn't run away from his conscience or God.  He was in a taxi on his way to a conference at the Protea Hotel in Entebbe, trying not to think about what he was doing to Ife when he heard the words, "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and …

The Kimono

Since he made the proposition, they had been seeing each other regularly every afternoon, excluding weekends.  She would arrive at his suite at five and he would let her in.  There were the odd occasions where he would be in the suite, waiting for her in the bedroom when she went to clean it and …

Toshiro’s Violation

“No matter which way you spin this, you’re violating that poor woman.” Toshiro looked at his sister, Miko.  She was livid which wasn’t surprising since she was a Human Rights Activist.  For some foolish reason he had told her about Ife.  Perhaps it was his guilty conscience which had been eating away at him.  He …

Winners and Losers

It's eight o'clock on a Saturday morning.  I'm on my way to buy groceries when my cell vibrates.  I stopped and I pull it out of my handbag.  It's him.  He's texting me.  Tonight still on? I reply, Yes.  See u at 8.  I slip my cell back into my bag and continue walking towards …

Moving Out

She stood there, suitcases packed in the small flat she had called home for eight years. Memories flooded her mind as she stepped to the window and gazed across at the park.   They had been so happy when they moved in.  After dating each other for two years, they decided that they would take big …

Fanny Kemble

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good - Thomas J. Watson I never heard of Fanny Kemble until I recently read a devotion, …

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