Precarious

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook She stood on the cliff.  Several months ago, they found a man’s body below.  It was an apparent suicide.  What drove him to it? Divorce? Losing a loved one? Unemployment? Mental illness? What about her?  Was she thinking of chucking it in too? How could she?  What about her husband …

A Funeral, a Divorce & Cheating

I was sitting listlessly in my living-room. I had just come home from visiting Aunt Savitri after we went to church. The sermon, Compassion Like Christ was very interesting and it held my attention from beginning to end. After the service, we mingled with the minister and other church members before we left. As we …

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 …

Dushan Learns of Chioma’s Visit to Ruth

Dushan was sitting at his desk when he got a call from a number he didn't recognize. He decided to let it go to his voice mail. He heard the beep and stiffened when he heard Ruth's voice. "Dushan, it's Ruth. I'm calling from the boardroom. That's why you don't recognize the number. The reason …

Linh Makes a Discovery

Linh still couldn't believe that Thao wanted a divorce or that he had been cheating on her all this time. Who was the other woman and why wouldn't he tell her? It couldn't be someone she knew. She didn't know anyone there in Seattle. Most of their friends were in Da Nang or Hanoi. Was …

Wishing and Hoping

“Why is Johnny sitting outside in the cold?” Connie asked her friend, Elena. Elena sighed.  “He’s waiting for his Dad to come home.” Connie was startled.  “Didn’t you tell him about the divorce?” “Yes.  Jack and I told him before we separated.  We explained that we wouldn’t be living together as a family anymore.” “If …

Thao Asks Linh for a Divorce

Linh made her way in the garden to where Thao was waiting for her. When he came home for work earlier that evening, he asked her to meet him in the garden after dinner. When she saw the expression on his face, she knew that it wasn't for a romantic rendezvous or anything of the …

Marital Abandonment

I never thought it would happen to me. We were so happy or so I thought. Then, one day, he told me that he was leaving the kids and me. I still can't believe it. It was the worst moment in my life. I'm still struggling to understand why he left without saying anything to …

A Painful Decision

He had to do it. It pained him to even think about it but he couldn't continue living a lie. He was madly in love with Jabulani and he wanted to be with her. Avianna was going to be heartbroken, devastated and he wished he could spare her from all that but it was unavoidable. …

Tanner Bumps into Melania

Tanner was at Yorkdale Shopping Mall when he spotted Melania and Matt together. They had just come down the escalator from the food court. They were talking and laughing. They didn't see him. He watched them as they stood there. They seem pretty friendly, he thought to himself. Was there something going on between them? …

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