Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

A New Year Without Dushan

Ruth was waiting in the restaurant for Mrs. Horton. It was New Year's Eve day and they were meeting there for lunch. When Mrs. Horton invited her, Ruth was tempted to decline because she was in no mood for socializing but Mrs. Horton was so persuasive and not wanting to offend her, she reluctantly accepted. …

A Long Over-due Ending

She was waiting for him. Dread filled him and for several minutes, he stood there watching her, wondering if it was such a good idea meeting her. Then, he determined that it was. Breaking up over the phone was cowardly. He had to tell her face to face that it was over between them. Hopefully, …

Dinner & Plans for Christmas

He was on his way to meet Chioma for dinner and was really looking forward to it. They were having it at Portland, a casual fine dining restaurant. He had been there last year with a group of friends and had enjoyed the private dining experience. It felt nice going openly to restaurants instead of having …

Gina Refuses to Give Up

Matt was waiting outside and at the front of his building when Gina dropped Cam off.  As soon as Cam saw his Dad, he ran to him.  Matt picked him up and hugged him.  “Hey, buddy.  How are you doing?” “Fine thanks, Daddy,” he said, beaming. “Hello, Matt.” “Hello, Gina.” She handed him Cam’s duffle …

Matt’s Canada Day

It was Canada Day. Usually, he spent it either with Gina and Cam or sometimes with the rest of the family but this year he decided that he was going to spend it alone. He would go for a ride and then, spend the rest of the day reading or watching television. When he felt …

All Work…

The dream was so real, it scared me. In it another woman was kissing my man and he wasn't resisting. I couldn't go back to sleep. I lay there in the dark, staring up at the ceiling. Tyrell was lying next to me, fast asleep. I don't know how long I stayed awake but I …

Seong Fesses Up

Sunlight streamed into the room of the penthouse he bought the last time he was in New York because he was getting tired of staying in expensive hotels. He had moved into the unit although it was still being renovated at the time. It overlooked Central Park. It was Saturday morning. Kecia blinked, trying to …

Pregnant

I was still stunned. I couldn't believe it. I was pregnant. I did the Clear-blue pregnancy test while my grandmother was out. I was so nervous waiting for the results and when I saw it, I stared at it for a long time before I shoved the stuff into the pocket of my jeans. My …

The Writer’s Muse

"I just finished reading, Raindrops Never Lie." "And what did you think of it?" "I loved it. I couldn't put it down. It's your best novel." "That's what you said about Shadow Monsters." "I love Shadow Monsters. It was your first novel. It's still one of my favorites. But, Raindrops Never Lie is my number …

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