A Teacher’s Confession

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Good Morning, father." "Good Morning." She quickly made the sign of the cross before saying, "Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been five months since my last confession. These are my sins.” Father Culpepper listened as she confessed her sins briefly and clearly. "Father, I'm truly sorry …

Mr. Pendlebury Levels With Antonia

"Antonia, we need to talk," Mr. Pendlebury's quiet but urgent voice startled her and she looked at him as he stood there in the doorway. "Yes, Father?" "May I come in?" "Yes, of course. Have a seat." "No, thanks. I'll remain standing." "Did you go out?" "Yes. I went to the cemetery." "Oh. I haven't …

Love and the Rose

Love is like a red rose. The red is passion. Love when reciprocated, has a sweet and intoxicating smell. The thorn is the pain of love when it goes bad or turns cold. Love, like the rose, blooms. It may take time but one day, the love will be fully developed. It shouldn't be rushed. …

Zihan and Gaia

"We can't do this," he protested weakly. "What are we doing?" she asked. "We're just hanging out." He closed his eyes. He wanted to do more than hang out with her but... "It was a mistake for you to come here, Gaia." "Why was it a mistake?" Zihan dragged his fingers through his hair in …

A Sobering Lesson

She fluffed the pillows and then reached for the mystery novel she bought yesterday, feeling nice and snug under the thick, downy comforter while it flurried outside.  Just as she opened the book and began reading, the doorbell rang.  At first she ignored it, thinking that someone had made a mistake.  It happened sometimes.  When …

Working Overtime

Never in all the years she worked with Gabriel did she anticipate falling in love with him. She had been so determined to keep their relationship purely professional and then, out of the blue, she developed feelings for him.  She blamed it on all those nights they worked together on different projects.  He was so …

The Funeral

It was a gloomy day with intermittent spurts of rain.  It was as if nature itself was mourning the loss of a great woman.  Tracy was not surprised at the large turnout. The church was packed as many came to pay their respects and pay homage to Mrs. Gladys Townsend, the dear lady whom she …

The Declaration

Friends since they were children, Eliza never once imagined that their relationship would blossom into a romantic one.  Franklin was so handsome and he had his pick of very beautiful and accomplished young women.   Eliza had always dreaded the day when he would marry. Her feelings for him had changed when she turned sixteen. …

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