The Wedding, Part One

iStock Image "I can't believe that the wedding is just two weeks away," Mrs. Agrawal said to her daughter, Rahina. "Yes." "Are you excited?" Rahina nodded. "Yes, I'm excited and nervous too." "I suppose it's natural for you to be a little nervous. I expect Nal is nervous too." "I can't imagine that. He's always …

Ruth Spies on Dushan

Ruth walked slowly, careful not to let Dushan see her. She had followed him from his flat as he walked to where he was now. He stood there as if waiting for someone. Her heart ached as her eyes traveled over him. Why couldn't she be the one he was waiting for? Why couldn't they …

Ede’s Rival

"Did you have a good birthday yesterday, Ede?" Ede was at the cosmetic shop where her friend worked. It was Isoka's lunch break and they were sitting outside in the shade. They had just finished having something to eat. "Yes, I did, Isoka." The highlight was when Pastor Hank called her in the morning to …

Antonia Visits Laird

Antonia watched them--Martina and her male friend. They had just come out of the restaurant and were standing in front, laughing and talking. It was the attractive black man who had been at the wedding. His fiancée had been there too. As Antonia watched them, she wondered if Laird and the man's fiancée knew that …

The Touch

"Wow!" Velma exclaimed when Tadeas walked into her office on Friday morning. "You're looking very corporate today, Mr. Gray. Nice suit." "Thank you. I'm having lunch with my father at his club and they have a dress code there." "I see. And which club is this?" He told her. "Oh. That is an upper class, …

Ryker Shows Up

Ryker walked in just before the photo shoot began. It was her second one. She was still miffed with him but was glad to see him too. He looked very handsome dressed in all black. "How good of you to show up," she said. "After that telling off you gave me yesterday, I had to …

Rocky

She had called him on her way over and he hadn't sounded at all pleased. He had been abrupt and tried to dissuade her from going to his workplace but she insisted. And here she was now, waiting for him. Her heart began to pound when she saw him coming towards her. She stood up …

Lunch With Curtis

"So, how are things between you and Curtis?" Marsha asked Jodie. Jodie turned to look at her, a slight smile on her face. "They're going well," she replied. "I'm having lunch with him in an hour." "Good. I'm happy to hear that. I was beginning to think that another year would go by and you …

Joe Goes Clubbing

I must be out of my mind, Joe thought to himself. I'm actually going to a nightclub which I have never done in my entire life. I'll probably be the oldest person there. Love certainly makes us do crazy things sometimes. "You look so adorable," Kalisha said. "Adorable?" She laughed. "Adorable and sexy." "Sexy is …

Another Year of University

It was the end of the first day of another year of university. It was great to be back. Professor Joe Warren was always happy to be back at Stanford, walking down the corridors and into classrooms, seeing old and new students. He had been at this university for twenty years and he planned to …

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