Ede Meets Hank

It had been several weeks since Father Desjardins left. She missed him very much, especially their talks about the Bible and religion in general. There were times when she walked through the fields, half expecting to see him or him sitting down at the picnic table at the back of her grandmother's house. She went …

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Business, Marriage & Paris

"So, how is married life?" Janine asked Herrold as they waited in the lobby. They were there for a conference held in one of the meeting rooms of Hôtel Napoléon in Paris. "It's wonderful," he replied. "I've never been so happy in my life." "Good. How long have you been married?" "Twenty years. We celebrated …

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Her Lover

She was a student at the University of London. He was a successful, entrepreneur who traveled between London and Seoul. He had homes in both cities. He was an older man and he was her lover. They met two years ago at a coffee shop over the summer break. He saw her, approached her and …

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All These Years…

"When can I see you again?" Darren asked after he pulled on his shirt. "Any time you want," Livia told him. She still couldn't believe that he was here in her bedroom and that they had just finished making love. Her body still tingled all over. She tried not to think about Judi and how …

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Hillary Skips Dessert

"Thank you all for joining Eleanor and me for this momentous occasion." James stood there, his chest swelling with pride. "What are we celebrating?" Hillary asked. "I won the Liebster Award," Eleanor gushed, her face flushed with excitement and joy. "Sorry, what award did you say?" Harry asked, looking positively perplexed. "The Liebster award," James …

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The Search For Nata

I was very discouraged from my trip to Dakar. I showed everyone I met the photo but no one seemed to know who she was or where she was. After two unfruitful weeks, I returned to Paris. I kept the photo in my wallet. I'm not sure why I did that. I looked at it …

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Losing and Finding Love

I was cleaning out my desk when I came across a picture of Susanna.  I stared it for a moment.  She was easily the most beautiful woman I had ever known.  When we met ten years ago in Aspen, it was love at first sight for me.  Her beautiful, angelic face was framed by long, …

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A Familiar Face

After losing her fiance, Boris in a horrific car accident, Claire packed up and left Montreal and moved to Paris when her company opened a new office there.  It took a while but she soon settled into her new life and immersed herself in the Parisian culture.  On the weekends, she went sightseeing and to …

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The Right Moment

Zahara sat in the library with text books and papers spread out on the table in front of her but she couldn't concentrate.  She was thinking about Kyle and what happened last night.  After making love, and as they lay there, spent, she said, "I love you."  The silence which followed that declaration made her …

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On Top of the World

She stood there next to the doorway, debating whether or not to spend at least half-hour sitting outside on the café’s patio having her Latte.  It was such lovely spring day with a light breeze.   She looked around at the different people sitting there, enjoying the weather and it was then that she spotted …

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