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 …

Coming Home for Christmas

“Jürgen’s coming home for Christmas,” Mrs. Kiesler announced. “That’s great news,” Mr. Kiesler replied.  “But, somehow you don’t seem very happy about it.” “Of course, I’m happy that he’s spending Christmas with us.” “Then, what’s wrong?” “I’m thinking about what Lena said.” “About seeing Jürgen with a teenage girl when Gunther and she visited Hamburg?” …

Almost Time

"It's almost time," Laird said to Martina. It was ten-thirty and they were sitting around the table in the kitchen after having cups of Rooibos tea. "Are you nervous? I know I am." She was in her 40th week of pregnancy. The estimated day of delivery was Friday but it could happen earlier or later. …

Weeks Later…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the sanctuary. A couple of weeks had passed since the last time he saw Genet. After she walked away when they were in the garden, he was sorry that things had ended the way they did. He had lost a cherished friend all because of a …

In the Stables

Thaddaus was in the stables. He had just returned from riding. No one was there. The stable-hands were there during the week, not on the weekends. After he put his horse, Jett in his stall, he removed his saddle and put it down. He ran his hand along the horse's neck and back. "We had …

Jordyn Confronts Conrad

Jordyn debated whether or not to go and see Conrad. She hadn't seen him in weeks and she wanted to know why. Was it because of Trey? Did he still have a hang up about seeing his nephew's ex-girlfriend? How long was he going to felt guilty about it? Trey and she had broken up …

First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

Abuja, the Lake & the Girl

She stood by the tree, watching him as he walked along the wooden plank above the lake. He was half naked and bare feet, wearing only swimming trunks. He had a very nice physique. She had never seen him before and she had been coming to this lake for a while now. Was he a …

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 …

The Mission

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot "What's this?" Nick asked, chuckling. "It's the neighborhood makeshift lunch table." "Very innovative. Your idea?" "Yes." "Thought so." "Aren't you forgetting something?" "Oh yes..." He kissed her. "You sure know make a girl's head spin." "I've some news that will make your head spin too." "What news?" "I'm going on …

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