Voltaire, Recreation & Horse Riding Lessons

Thaddaus was relaxing on the patio reading the newspaper and having a cup of coffee. He had spent the morning playing tennis with his friend, Jeremy. It was a good match. Although Jeremy was a formidable opponent, he ended up winning the match. After Jeremy left, Thaddaus showered and changed. He went to St. John …

Music Lessons, Reading & Swimming Naked

She had the book open but she wasn't really reading it. She was too busy sneaking glances at him as he took long, leisure laps in the pool. It felt strange being out there. Usually, they would be inside in the music room where she would be seated at the piano, playing. Her lessons were …

Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

Ruth Has a Change of Heart

Gideon was in the kitchen when Ruth walked in. "Where's Chelsey?" she asked. "I think she's out riding." "Gideon, she mentioned that you've decided not to go to go on your trip to France." "That's right. She was extremely upset. I felt terrible disappointing her like that." "She said that it was because of me …

Disappointment & Confrontation

"I know you're very disappointed, Chelsey but I just don't feel comfortable going away and leaving your mother alone." "I know she's acting strange again but that's no reason for you to back out of our trip. You've been looking forward to it as much as I have." "Yes, I know and I'm sorry but …

Swan Lake, Dinner & the Past

I couldn't wait to see Maxime although I was still cut up about what happened last night in his flat. We were so close to making love when he suddenly broke off the kiss and pulled back, telling me that he was going to take me home. I couldn't believe it. I was extremely turned …

Chelsey’s Birthday Celebration

"Does your mother know that you have a tattoo?" Gideon asked Chelsey. "No. She'll probably flip out if she does. You're not going to tell her, are you?" "No. That's for you to do." "I suppose I will have to tell her sometime." "Is that the only one?" "Yes." "Good." "I guess you don't approve …

Chelsey’s Birthday Lunch

It was Chelsey's 19th birthday and she was meeting her mother for lunch. It was a nice little family restaurant which she used to go with her father. The last time she was there was a couple of years ago with a few friends. It hadn't changed much. Last night her mother had made the …

Summer Jobs & the Krasnovas

"So, how's your headache?" Chelsey asked her mother. "It's gone," Ruth told her. "You've been having a lot of them lately. Don't you think you ought to go and see a doctor?" "No, I'm fine. So, how was Les Misérables?" "It was great. We were so engrossed in it that it didn't seem as long …

Books, The Theatre, Prison & Dinner

"Where's Mom?" Chelsey asked Gideon. "She's not going to be joining us." "How come?" "She isn't feeling well." "Oh." She couldn't help wondering if her mother really wasn't feeling well or if she just didn't want to go to the matinee show for Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre. Afterwards, they were going to have …

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