Still Reeling

Kalisa still couldn't believe it. She didn't want to believe it. Deandre had a girlfriend. She should have known that a handsome man like him wouldn't be single but she had hoped...What good had that hope done her? She had come to Jacksonville because of him. She had enrolled at the university where he taught …

Layne’s Decision

"Olivia, I'm looking for a flat in Manchester. Can you help me?" Olivia was a friend and a real estate agent who lived in Yorkshire but worked at an agency with offices all over England. She alternated between their offices there in Yorkshire and Manchester. When Layne emailed her on Wednesday to find out when …

A Night at the Opera

I couldn't believe that I was here at the Metropolitan Opera House to see Lucia di Lammermoor. It was while we were having lunch at the Café Fledermaus after our afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that he asked me if I was interested in going to the opera with him and I said …

Shiloh Stops By

It was Monday afternoon and he had gotten home by four. He showered and changed. Then, went into the kitchen to microwave some leftovers. He sat down at the table and waited until he heard the beep. He took up his plate and set it down on the counter. He shared out the piping hot …

Shanice’s Story

I'm an African American Muslim high-school graduate who met and fell in love with an Iranian man. My brother, Faizan works for him. He is a wealthy man who has a home and business here in San Diego. He also has a home in Mahmoodiyeh, an affluent residential area in Tehran. He was unmarried which surprised me because …

Tuma Proposes to Yasmeen

After she left Jozsef's flat, Yasmeen went up onto the roof to clear her head. After what happened between them, there was no way she could stay in her relationship with Tuma. She should have broken up with him as soon as she realized that she had fallen in love with Jozsef. She thought about …

Traci’s Past

His heart skipped a beat as he watched Traci coming up the path.  It had been four years since she walked out of the condo penthouse with the unobstructed views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and Olympic and out of his life with no goodbye or explanation.  When he came home to an empty place, …

All of Me

He had set the lofty goal of becoming one of the top five wealthiest men in the world and reached it at the age of thirty-five.  He bought a castle that once belonged to a Lord.  He had a large staff which took care of everything.  He had his privacy.  He had his own beach …

The Announcement

Ingrid wished she hadn't come here tonight.  She felt so out of place.  The black lace off the shoulder dress looked great on her but she felt too exposed in it and chided herself for not wearing a shawl to cover her back and shoulders.  People were milling around, talking and laughing.  She stood in …

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