Aunt Margery On the Mend

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields "Aunt Margery, Martina and I are so relieved that you're all right. You've had a very nasty fall." "It's by the grace of God that I'm still alive." "How are you feeling now?" "A little sore." "Can you manage on your own?" "Yes." "Promise me, you'll call me if you …

Tanner and Melania Go For a Drive

Melania was waiting for Tanner. It had rained the night before and had washed away what little snow was still there. It wasn't cold but she was wearing a leather jacket. It was Sunday afternoon. Yesterday, she had gone to Uncle Betty's Diner with Matt and Cam to celebrate his getting full custody of his …

Not A Chance Meeting

Weeks had passed since he went to that quiet, peaceful place where he met her. Why hadn't he gone there? Why had he stayed away even though he wanted to be there? Why was he avoiding her? What was he afraid of? Of feeling again? Of living again? Of moving on? Why should he be …

Patrizio Goes to Leticia

"What are you doing here, Patrizio?" "I needed to see you." "Why?" "I didn't like how things were left between us the last time we saw each other." "They were left the way they were because you wanted to think about breaking off your engagement even though you and I both know that it's the …

Jitters, Reflections and a Phone Call

It was her wedding day. She should have been thrilled but she couldn't help worrying that something might go wrong. What if Jerome's ex crashed the wedding? What if she showed up and made a nasty scene? He had broken up with her many weeks ago and she could well imagine how that must have …

Nostalgia

“You’re late!” “Sorry.” “Where were you?” “At Bookmongers.”  “Again?  Why do you go there so often?” “I’ve something called vellichor.” “Vellichor?” she exclaimed.  “Is it contagious?” He chuckled.  “No.  It’s the nostalgia you feel in a used bookstore.”  “How about feeling some of that nostalgia for our relationship?” 48 Words This was written for the …

Jealous Friends

She watched them. She had no right to be jealous because he was her boss. They had a seven-year working relationship and during that time, they had become friends. However, things had become complicated when she fell in love with him. And that was why it really hurt now to see him with Melissa. Was …

It Couldn’t Be…

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields She sat there, still, but her heart was pounding.  He stood behind the easel, his expression inscrutable.  She tried to relax but she was troubled.  He’d painted her sister and another woman and both had turned up dead.  Was he responsible or was someone else?  He didn’t look like a …

Kissing Friends

Faith and I have been friends since high-school. The funny thing is that my then girlfriend, Delores didn't like her. She once told me, "I can't shake the feeling that she has a thing for you and will convince you to break up with me so that you two could become more than friends." I …

Devastating News

“I’m devastated to hear about Douglas and you,” Liz said to Ronda as they sat outside of Liz’s home.  Everyone else had gone to the baseball game. Ronda held back the tears.  “After fifteen years of marriage, we’re getting divorced.  Who would have expected that?" Liz squeezed her hand.  “I can’t imagine how you must …

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