Sarifina and Maxime Reunite

Sarifina couldn't believe that she was in Maxime's London flat. It seemed like ages since that awful day last summer when they said goodbye at Kennedy Airport. It had been the worse day of her entire life, watching the man she loved walk away, not knowing when she would see him again. Weeks went by …

Melania Goes to Tanner

Melania stood there in her room, still reeling from her run in with Gina yesterday. She had come very, very close to punching her in the face. Marry Tanner? She must be out of her mind. Why on earth would Tanner marry her? The idea seemed so ridiculous and yet, it nagged at her. After …

A Painful Reminder

She stared at the mannequin.  It reminded her of the woman she’d seen him with.  A year after their breakup and shortly after her high-school graduation, she went to see him to tell him that she had made a terrible mistake breaking up with him and that she wanted him back. Then, she saw him …

Not So Reserved

He was a really nice man and I liked him a lot but I found him to be too reserved for my taste. My best friend, Shakira teased me and told me that he had a crush on me but I dismissed it, telling her not be ridiculous. I reminded her that he was a …

Slavery and Grooming

"What's on your mind?" Mats asked Abi. She looked like she was thinking about something. "Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers." "I'm sure you're going to explain what you mean." "Downtrodden doozies are people who are mistreated because they are thought to be troublesome, difficult or problematic. When slaves rebelled against their masters, they were seen as troublesome …

A Shameful Secret

And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity - Leviticus 20:17 Looking at us, no one …

The Big Day

It was finally here. Graduation. Clive's parents and older brother, Harry were there, fussing over Clive, taking pictures and videos. Clive was excited too. His eyes scanned the sea of faces for Rose. He saw her standing some distance away talking to another graduate and her family. He couldn't wait to show her the letter …

Bernadette

I'm married to an older man. We met at his first wife's funeral. They never had any children. After 10 years of IVF cycles, they had to accept that their dreams of a family were not meant to be. They talked about adopting and had considered the orphanages in Africa and Asia but before those …

My Father Believed in Me

It's Father's Day today and I'm thinking about my father, my hero. When I was sixteen most of my friends were married and had children. My father didn't want that for me. You see, my father knows what it's like to marry young. He never had an opportunity to go school because he had a …

Traci’s Past

His heart skipped a beat as he watched Traci coming up the path.  It had been four years since she walked out of the condo penthouse with the unobstructed views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and Olympic and out of his life with no goodbye or explanation.  When he came home to an empty place, …

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