Bored

It was raining outside so a walk in the garden was out of the question. How she hated being there in the countryside.  It was always raining.  And it was so dreadfully boring.  She missed being in the city where life was exciting and there were balls nearly every evening.  She glanced at Edward whose …

Taken for a Ride

“What a spectacular view,” Deepali remarked to Rohit as they sat perched high above the amusement park.  It was a mild summer evening and they were riding the Ferris wheel. It was her first time.  Initially, she was petrified to go on it and worried that something bad might happen but Rohit assured her that …

Buenos Aires

Ayana sat there staring at the computer screen, still reeling from her run in with Inga, Rolf’s girlfriend a few hours ago in the parking lot.  The unpleasant incident happened when she was on her way to meet a friend for lunch.  She was about to open the car door when she heard someone yell …

The Barbecue

"You're not his type." If that smile were meant to take the sting out of her words it didn’t work.  Kay was smarting from it.  “I don’t mean to upset you, Kay, but I thought I would warn you because I have seen the way you look at Quinn every time you see him.  I …

A Failed Plan

The young ladies were all in a tizzy because Mr. Edmond McFadyen was joining them for dinner that evening.  Mr. Burrows had taken the liberty to extend the long overdue invitation when he had the pleasure of bumping into the young man at the gentlemen's club that morning. Ever since the McFadyens had moved into …

Resistance is Futile

After a few moments into the movie, she switched off the television.  No use in wasting time watching a film that didn't synchronize with the sound.  Besides, she was distracted. She couldn't stop thinking about Jude Beresford. When they first met, she couldn't stand him.  He oozed a sensuality that was palpable. While it got …

The Suitor Calls

It was Friday evening.  Mr. Read was to call on her.  She felt a prickle of excitement at the thought of seeing him again.  The week had flown by quickly.  It seemed only a moment ago when she had surprised him in the library where he was composing a note which he gave to her.   …

The Dinner Invitation

He resisted the urge to bury his face in her hair and...  Sharon stopped typing and stared at the laptop screen.  She was tired and the thoughts were not coming as they should. Her mind was not on the story she was writing.  She was thinking about Jason.   This afternoon when she walked into …

The Visit

She stood at the window watching the snow fall in thick white sheets on the streets below.  It had been like this all morning.   What was it going to end?   All night she had looked forward to seeing Rupert.  When they had last seen each other which was a fortnight ago, he had …

The Wedding

A wedding farce, that's what it was. She sat there with a smile plastered as her uncle told his tired jokes before toasting to her happiness.   After fumbling with the microphone, and saying "Testing, Testing", her father recited the lyric for "A Song for My Daughter" which made her cry.   She cringed as her mother told every body about …

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