Mrs. Lopez Visits Angie

Angie was lying on the sofa when the doorbell rang. She quickly got up, ran into the room and stuffed the pillow under her blouse. Then, she walked slowly to the door. She peered through the keyhole. It was her mother. "Hello, Mama," she greeted her when she opened the door. Mrs. Lopez stepped into …

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Marguerite’s Decision

Marguerite was outside. She couldn't stand to be in the house with Thao's wife any more. The woman was driving her crazy, treating her like she was a servant at her beck and call. She was insufferable and bossy. That morning, she had walked into the living-room while Marguerite was dusting the furniture and said …

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Resolution and Revelation

He stood there in the open doorway, thinking about roses and rain. Last night it had rained cats and dogs and as he lay there in the bed, staring up at the ceiling while Linh slept, he thought of the time when Marguerite and he were making love in her room. On the nightstand was …

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Dinner with Alanis

It was Sunday evening and the sun was just setting. He was on his way to Jacksonville where Alanis lived when he decided to drive to Gray Whale Cove. He got out of the car and made his way gingerly down the steep steps. He stood facing the ocean, breathing in the tangy salt air …

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Good News, Finally

"I have good news for you, Kira. You're pregnant." Kira sat there looking stunned. Tears welled in her eyes. Finally, she had heard the words she had always longed to hear. Finally, God had answered her prayers. She couldn't wait to tell Joel the exciting news. "Wow," was all she could say at the moment. …

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Severe Morning Sickness

When I was pregnant, I didn't experience any morning sickness.  I have heard of some women who experience it with the one pregnancy but not the other.  Some, like Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, however, suffer from severe morning sickness known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?  It literally means "excessive vomiting in pregnancy". …

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Why He Married Her

Lindsey was leaving the drugstore when she ran into Alicia, a former university classmate and Alton's ex-girlfriend.  The stunning blonde gave her a nasty look. "Well, if it isn't the expectant mother." she said.  Her eyes dropped to Lindsey's midriff. Lindsey didn't answer.  Of all the people she could have run into, why did it …

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After the Wedding Surprise

It was the morning of his wedding day and Quinn was walking along the beach Kay and he had stumbled across quite by accident.  He decided to come here before heading over to Arthur's home where he was to get dressed and then head over to the church.  It was a beautiful, sunny day in …

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Bundles of Joy

For with God nothing will be impossible - Luke 1:37 As she sat by the window, looking out, she recalled those turbulent years when Mark and she were trying in vain to have children.  They have been married for twelve years.  They met through a mutual friend and it was love at first sight.  They dated for a …

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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 …

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