Canada Day and Family

"Are you sure you want to go to my parents' place?" Joel asked Kira. "They will understand if you tell them that you would rather stay home." "No, I want to go," she replied. "Besides, everyone is dying to see the baby." "I guess so and it's Canada Day today." "Yes, we usually spend Canada …

Aaron Goes to Church

I'm sitting across the street from where Jully's church is. I'm very nervous. It's the first time she will see me with my hair cut low. One look at me and she will know that I have black in me. Up to now she still thinks that I'm Asian and now she's going to find …

Tadeas Goes to Briony

He stood in the shower, letting the water beat down on his back. His mind was still spinning from the realization that until he had made love to her earlier that day, Velma had been a virgin all along. That meant she had never slept with either Akello or Karl or any man for that …

The Decision

He had been praying and fasting for weeks on end. He thought about what his friend, Bernard had said after he told him that he couldn't imagine leaving the church. “You don’t have to give up your Catholic faith if you don’t want to.” And to his objection that Clara and he would be unequally …

Laird Shares His Concerns

"So, you finally met my parents," Martina said. Last night she and Laird had dinner with her parents and it had been a blast. "Yes. I was nervous at first but they made me feel so welcome. They are two of the warmest people I've ever met." "Yes, they are. They were quite taken with …

Cate Summons Edward

Edward had just left Gladys' flat and was walking towards the back entrance to where the parking lot when his cell rang. He took it out of his pocket and answered on the third ring. "Hello, Cate." "Edward, I need to talk to you." "What's wrong? You sound upset." "I am upset. Where are you?" …

Not So Reserved

He was a really nice man and I liked him a lot but I found him to be too reserved for my taste. My best friend, Shakira teased me and told me that he had a crush on me but I dismissed it, telling her not be ridiculous. I reminded her that he was a …

Laird Proposes

He was on his way to Martina's place for dinner and was nervous as hell because he was going to propose. It was one thing to date an MP and quite another to be married to one. What about the times when he'll be working late during the week and sometimes even on the weekends? …

Aiko’s Grievance

"I was reading about the Lucy Stone League," Aiko said to her husband, Hiraku. "What's that?" he asked glancing up from his cell phone. "It's a women’s rights organization founded in 1921 was named after Lucy Stone, the first married woman in the United States to carry her birth name through life. She married in 1855. The League was first group …

Married Best Friends

Are you one of those couples who can finish each other’s sentences? Do you share everything with each other? Are you best friends? I have heard women say of their husbands, “He’s my best friend.” And these are couples who have been married for 40, 50, or 60 years. What makes it possible for couples …

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