The Family Barbecue

"Trishan, do you think I'm overdressed for a family barbecue?" Sarika asked me as they walked to where his car was parked. "No, I don't think so," I replied. "I think you look lovely." She smiled. "Thank you." I was carrying the covered tray with the Jeera chicken wings which she had baked. I had …

Continue reading The Family Barbecue

The Politician’s No-Brainer

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda Before leaving for a press conference, he met his secretary, Shondra in the garden. “Thanks for the tulips,” she said. “You’re welcome.  They’re from Hannah and me.” “Please thank her for me.” “I will.  Any plans for tonight?” “No.  It’s going to be a quiet birthday.” “Maybe we could celebrate …

Continue reading The Politician’s No-Brainer

Making Decisions & Future Plans

The test had come back negative. She wasn't pregnant. She had hoped she was because of her late period and the metallic taste in mouth which turned out to as a result of the over-the-counter multi-vitamins she was taking. Bitter disappointment had filled her when she saw the one horizontal line on the display of …

Continue reading Making Decisions & Future Plans

Rivals

Trevillion Images Photo by Pinterest Esmeralda watched jealously as Reginald and Frances were about to take a turn in the garden.  It wasn’t fair.  She met him first, yet, it was her feeble-minded cousin to whom he’d formed the attachment.  Admittedly, Frances was beautiful and agreeable but surely those qualities weren’t enough to recommend her …

Continue reading Rivals

In Hanoi

She felt ridiculous standing there holding a tall stalk with an unusual flower on it behind her back but it was part of the shoot. Why on earth was she here, modeling for a photo shoot which would appear in Bazaar? She wasn't a model. She knew nothing about modeling. This was Ryker's bright idea. …

Continue reading In Hanoi

Bored

It was raining outside so a walk in the garden was out of the question. How she hated being there in the countryside.  It was always raining.  And it was so dreadfully boring.  She missed being in the city where life was exciting and there were balls nearly every evening.  She glanced at Edward whose …

Continue reading Bored

Jason Goes to Karine

On Friday, instead of going straight to his apartment, he went to Karine's. He rang the doorbell. This time she answered. She seemed startled to see him. "Hello, Jason," she said. "Hello, Karine," he replied. "We need to talk." She was wearing the same top she was wearing the last time they spoke. His heart …

Continue reading Jason Goes to Karine

Abi’s Complaint

"I can't stand when people use dangling modifiers in their conversations," Abi complained to Mats. It was a Sunday afternoon and she and Mats were spending it together at his mansion. Ever since her first visit which was about a couple of months ago, she had been coming here practically every weekend. He stared blankly …

Continue reading Abi’s Complaint

The Forbidden Fruit

"This apple is so delicious," Avril exclaimed. "It's sweet and tart at the same time. Now, I know why Eve couldn't resist eating one." "Why do you assume that it was an apple she ate?" Donny asked. "Why couldn't it have been a plum or a mango or some other fruit?" "I don't know. In …

Continue reading The Forbidden Fruit