Gina Visits Matt Again

"What are you doing here, Gina?" Matt asked her. "Cam's with my parents today." "I know. I came to see you." "Come in." She went inside. He preceded her to the living-room. While he remained standing, she sat on the divan. "Did you hear about Tanner and Melania?" "Yes, I heard that they're engaged but …

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Tanner and Melania Go For a Drive

Melania was waiting for Tanner. It had rained the night before and had washed away what little snow was still there. It wasn't cold but she was wearing a leather jacket. It was Sunday afternoon. Yesterday, she had gone to Uncle Betty's Diner with Matt and Cam to celebrate his getting full custody of his …

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Matt Gets Full Custody

"Gina gave you full custody of Cam?" Melania was shocked to hear that. "Yes. She called me on Wednesday and asked to meet in the concourse close to where I work. I had no idea why she wanted to see me but was shocked when she told me that she was going to give me …

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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 …

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Gina’s Ultimatum

"Why didn't you tell me?" Gina demanded. "Why did I have to hear about it from Cam?" "What are you talking about?" Matt demanded. "I had to find out that Kira is pregnant from our son. Why didn't you tell the last time we saw each other?" Matt's expression darkened. "Why exactly did you ask …

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Matt Talks to His Parents

Mr. and Mrs. Tremblay were looking through the photo album. They chuckled when they came across the one of them riding their bikes. Joel had taken it three years ago when he and Kira had visited them. The four of them had gone riding. It was a beautiful day in May. The weather had just …

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Justice For All

Jesse was a journalist who had been covering a much publicized rape case. That night, when he and his wife, Jodie were relaxing on the sofa, he said to her, "Today was a day of pandemonium and persuasions." She stared at him. "What do you mean?" "Pandemonium erupted in the courtroom when the verdict was announced." …

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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 …

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Was it Worth It?

A year has passed since I broke up with Darius. I'm still madly in love with him and will be for the rest of my life. I think about him all of the time and wonder how he is doing. Then, this morning, Michael called and told me that his aunt Vanessa had divorced his …

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No Good

She stood at the window. Asriel was still standing there and looking up. He had left about eight minutes ago. What was he waiting for? she wondered anxiously. Did he suspect something? The doorbell rang and she almost jumped out of her skin. Panicking, she ran to the foyer and after peering through the keyhole, …

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