Daeshim Runs into Min

Daeshim was at a business function which required formal wear. It felt strange being dressed like that during the day instead of in the evening. And it was too bad that it was during the week because he couldn't take Sade. He told her about it last night when they were lying in his bed …

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Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

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Matt Bumps into Anna…Again

Melania and Tanner were engaged. Matt felt as if someone had punched him in the stomach although he had expected it to happen sooner or later. Joel had called him that morning to tell him. "I'm so sorry, Bro," he had said. "I'm happy for Mel," he said. "She's going to marry the man she …

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Engagement & Wedding Plans

"Do you want a long or short engagement?" Tanner asked Melania. They were at his place. It was a Saturday afternoon. Last night he had taken her out for dinner at the CN Tower. Before dessert, he proposed and after she managed to say a tearful yes, he slipped the exquisitely beautiful ring on her …

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A Trip to Bath and Older Men

"Aren't you coming to Bath with us?" Chelsey asked Ruth. Ruth shook her head. "No." "How come?" "I just don't feel up to it." "It's such a beautiful day. Why would you want to spend it indoors?" "If I want to enjoy the outdoors, I can go in the garden or go into the conservatory …

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Ten Years Later…

Safina was in London. She had been there for six years. Before that she had been in Cape Town, staying with a relative. She went there after being fired from her job with the Setons, a wealthy English couple living in Lagos. They fired her when they discovered that she had been having a relationship …

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Wedding Plans

"So, I finally got to meet the people you work with," Chioma told Dushan. They were in his office and he had just finished introducing her to the staff. "They all seem very nice." "Yes, they're a great group to work with and we get along very well. They were all very excited about meeting …

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It Was No Use

Try as she did, Leticia couldn't stop thinking about Patrizio and what he had asked her the last time they saw each other. He had asked, "...is there still hope for us?” It struck her that she hadn't said "no." Instead, her answer had been, “I don’t know.” Why hadn't she just said no, there …

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Breaking It Off

There was no getting around it. He had to break off the engagement. He couldn't go through with it. He was miserable. He couldn't continue like this. All he wanted was Leticia. To hell with the company. It was like a bloody thorn in his side. He had been a fool to give up what …

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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 …

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