The Christmas Present

It was Christmas Day and she was sitting by the tree, going through the presents.  There were several–from family, friends, co-workers and…Kevin.  Kevin.  He was her brother in-law’s youngest brother and eleven years younger than her yet she felt like a lovesick schoolgirl whenever she was around him.  Every year they exchanged Christmas presents.  His … More The Christmas Present

Family Affairs

“You’re the most infuriating, insufferable, arrogant man I have ever met,” she fumed. He looked unperturbed.  “Is this what you came all the way over here to tell me?” he asked.  “You could have just as easily phoned me and save yourself an hour’s drive.” “I wanted to tell you what I think of you … More Family Affairs

Friends

They started out as friends. Talked for hours on the phone. Went out for pizza or to the movies when they didn’t have any other plans.  Some Saturday nights they would order in spicy Thai food while watching classic or foreign movies.   They didn’t know exactly when their feelings for each other began to change. … More Friends

Memories

She sat on the beach, watching the sun set over the sea.  This was her favorite spot.  She came here every Father’s Day since her Dad died six years ago.   She missed him terribly. A heart attack had claimed his life and robbed her of the joy of having him give her away at her wedding. And … More Memories