Breakfast and Surfing

It was after 8 on Sunday morning when Ridge pulled on his robe and went into the kitchen. Danica was there fixing breakfast. Whatever she was making, it smelled really good. She turned as he walked in and smiled. "Good morning." "Good morning." He went over to the island counter and sat down. "That smells …

Ridge’s Arrangement with Danica

iStock Image Danica and Ridge were in the kitchen. He went there to put the take out food on the counter and she followed him. He turned to face her. "Dani, you can't stay here." "Why not?" Ridge ran his fingers through his hair. "You know why not." "No, I don't. Why don't you tell …

In Turmoil

He emerged from the water after a long swim. The sun felt nice and warm on his back. He had been on the beach for most of the day. It was where he liked to go when he had a lot on his mind. And he had a lot on his mind right now. He …

He Found Grèce

It was the end of March. Three more months left and then, he would be returning to Hong Kong. He broke the surface of the water and ran his fingers through his hair, closing his eyes and sighing heavily. Why did he have to return to his life there when he longed to remain here? …

Some Things Never Change

They say to let bygones be bygones. Forgive those who have trespassed against you.  Well, that’s easier said than done.   Growing up was tough. My friends and I tried to keep out of trouble and not have any run-ins with the cops.  As a Mexican kid, it was hard living in a society which treated …

Dinner & a Marriage Proposal

He was nervous but he had made up his mind that he was going to do it tonight. He had bought the ring since they returned from their trip to Sicily. There was no doubt in his mind that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He loved her and he …

The Morning After & St. Stephen’s Day

When Genet woke up the next morning, the day after Christmas Day, she was alone in the bed. It was quiet. Most likely Roberto had already left. She sat up for a few minutes. Sun streamed through the windows. She climbed out of the bed, pulled on a dressing-gown and left the bedroom. She was …

God’s Good News!

When you have good news, whom do you share it with? Family, friends, co-workers and, in some cases, church members? Who were told about the soon birth of the Messiah? The people of Nazareth, the city Joseph and Mary were from? No. As far as their community was concerned Joseph was the father. The religious …

The Morellis’ Christmas Dinner

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels It was time to head over to his uncle's and aunt's house so Father Morelli left the loft where he had spent most of the afternoon. As he walked to his car, the more he thought about seeing Genet, the more anxious he became. He wished things could have been …

Gina in Therapy

Gina was on her way to see her therapist. Several weeks ago, when she visited Kira, she informed her, "I've decided that I want to go for counseling. I need to talk to someone professional about the issues with my father and my divorce. Do you know of anyone you can refer me to?" "Do …

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