Linh Makes a Discovery

Linh still couldn't believe that Thao wanted a divorce or that he had been cheating on her all this time. Who was the other woman and why wouldn't he tell her? It couldn't be someone she knew. She didn't know anyone there in Seattle. Most of their friends were in Da Nang or Hanoi. Was …

Teen Talk & Humbert Humbert

“How was your weekend, Professor Moore?” “It was fine.  Last night I watched A lexicon of Teenagers on BBC.  It explained the confusing slangs they use.  How was your weekend?” “I tried to read Lolita but I couldn’t get through it. The words painted a picture of a pervert.” “You mean Humbert Humbert?” “Yes.  Imagine …

Motherly Advice

iStock Photo Pinterest Image “Beware!  She’s not what she purports to be.” “You said that about Elizabeth.” “And, I was right, wasn’t I?” “Yes, but it doesn’t mean that you’re right about Marjorie.” “She’s wrong for you, James.” “Preposterous!  She’s a perfectly amiable girl, the sort of girl most mothers would approve of.” “I’m not …

Laird Learns About Antonia

Laird was on his way home when he ran into his Aunt Margery. She was so happy to see him that she broke into a big smile and gave him a big hug. "It's so good to see my favorite nephew," she exclaimed. He smiled. "It's good to see you too, Aunt Margery. How are …

Tanner Bumps into Melania

Tanner was at Yorkdale Shopping Mall when he spotted Melania and Matt together. They had just come down the escalator from the food court. They were talking and laughing. They didn't see him. He watched them as they stood there. They seem pretty friendly, he thought to himself. Was there something going on between them? …

Antonia’s Back Home

Antonia was out of the hospital and back at the mansion with Mr. Pendlebury. She seemed to be fine and he was relieved about that but he still feared that she might have a relapse. He still hadn't told Laird or Martina that Antonia had a mental breakdown and had been admitted to a hospital …

Gina’s Mother and Tanner

Gina's mother was still in the powder room when she got there. They were the only ones in there. They hugged and then went to an area where they could talk. "How are you doing, Gina?" her mother asked, looking her over. "I'm fine, Mom. How are you?" She hadn't seen her since New Year's …

Gina Attends a Wedding

Gina stared at herself in the mirror. How miserable she looked. She was tempted not to go to her cousin, Natalie's wedding. The last thing she wanted was to see her father. Ever since he found out about her trying to keep Matt and Cam apart, he had made her life miserable by threatening to …

Shepherd’s Pie, Winter Olympics & The Next Door Neighbor

Thorsten Middleton thankfully let himself through the front door of which was once his family home and after removing his boots, he headed straight to the kitchen where he knew he would find his mother. She was just taking a tray of biscuits from the oven. After setting the tray down on the counter, she …

An Ultimatum

I was in my office when Cordelia walked in. I stared at her in surprise. I wasn't expecting her. She hadn't called to let me know that she was stopping by. Before I could say anything, she said, "I want you to end your relationship with that girl." Startled, I asked her, "What girl?" "That …

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