One More Day

This evening Maxime and I are on a luxury dinner cruise in New York City. We're in first class and are enjoying amuse bouche, French for "mouth amusers" at our own private table before dinner. We are sipping non-alcoholic aperitif cocktails. It is such a magical evening. I feel like Cinderella with her handsome prince …

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Achaia

Sunset over the ruin of the Patras castle in the Peloponnese region of Greece. My husband, Jon and I are on a two-day tour of North-Western part of Peloponnese. We arrived by car this morning and are staying at the Maison Grecque Hotel in the center of Patra. Patra, which is the third largest city in …

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Fifth Time’s a Charm?

I stand at the pier in Barcelona, waiting to board. In my luggage I have my essential essentials and worn out wigs. It's a balmy evening and I'm set to go on the Heart Escapades cruise. This is my fifth time going on a cruise for singles. Maybe this time around I will get lucky …

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Solitary Confinement

Jeremiah Kohl, the only son of Jewish immigrants moved from Berlin to Leipzig where he met Frida, a History professor at Leipzig University.  They lived in Schkeuditz where they raised their three children. One summer, they went on a transatlantic cruise.  While crossing the Atlantic, The Endurance collided with a sea vessel and quickly sank.  …

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Celebration and Commitment

Boris was out taking a walk. It was early evening. He had stopped by Tulia's apartment to see if she wanted to join him but she wasn't there. Too bad. It would have been nice. He thoroughly enjoyed her company. They had been seeing each other regularly for several months now. As he walked in …

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Dinner with Alanis

It was Sunday evening and the sun was just setting. He was on his way to Jacksonville where Alanis lived when he decided to drive to Gray Whale Cove. He got out of the car and made his way gingerly down the steep steps. He stood facing the ocean, breathing in the tangy salt air …

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Laird Calls Martina

Laird was on his way to have lunch with Embeth, his friend, the gallery owner and artist when he ran into old friend and retired judge, Gordon Camidge. “Oh, hello, Old Chap.” “Hello, Gordon.” “How are things with you?” “Fine, thank you.  How are you?  How are Rachel, the kids and grandkids?” “Oh, fine, fine.  …

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Love Can Happen At Any Age

People stare at us.  I know that it’s because we are an interracial couple and it’s obvious that I’m older than him.  I see the way the young women look at him as if to could almost hear them ask, why are you with her?  I used to ask myself the same question too.  Josiah …

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Weekend Writing Prompt #91

They lay there on the private beach wrapped in each others’ arms, their clothes strewn helter-skelter on the sand.  Sunlight gleamed on their naked bodies.  This wasn’t something she ever imagined herself doing, an introvert and circumspect older woman frolicking with a younger man in the open.  Was it loneliness or the desire to love …

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The Cruise

He sat back in the chair, arms over the sides, his long legs crossed, watching her as she did her stretches on the deck.  He watched her, wanting her and kicking himself for it.  His attraction for her was like a fever, burning him up inside and a sickness that seemed to grow worse.  At …

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