The Wedding, Part One

iStock Image "I can't believe that the wedding is just two weeks away," Mrs. Agrawal said to her daughter, Rahina. "Yes." "Are you excited?" Rahina nodded. "Yes, I'm excited and nervous too." "I suppose it's natural for you to be a little nervous. I expect Nal is nervous too." "I can't imagine that. He's always …

Matt Bumps into Anna…Again

Melania and Tanner were engaged. Matt felt as if someone had punched him in the stomach although he had expected it to happen sooner or later. Joel had called him that morning to tell him. "I'm so sorry, Bro," he had said. "I'm happy for Mel," he said. "She's going to marry the man she …

Joel and Kira Discuss Family & Soccer

"I feel so badly for Matt," Kira said. "Me too," Joel said. "He's pretty cut up about Mel." "I feel guilty for encouraging her to fight for Tanner." "You shouldn't feel guilty about that, Honey. You want Mel to be happy." "I'm convinced that if she and Matt had stayed together, neither of them would …

Happier Days

Photo by Roger Bultot It was late summer and for their second date, he took her to the street food festival.  Holding hands, they squeezed through the crowd.  “Lana, what would you like to try?” “The Greek Jewish food.” They barely finished eating the food when it began to rain.  Fortunately, he lived close by.  …

Maxime Confronts Rosalie

Rosalie went over to the desk to put that day's mail into the in tray when her eyes fell on a piece of notepad paper with Maxime's handwriting on it. It had flight details from Newquay to London that Friday afternoon. She picked it up and read it again. Why was Maxime going to London? …

Remembering Coco

Photo by Bradley Harris I stood on the beach, gazing out at the calm sea, remembering Coco.  I still think about her even though she died eleven years ago from a severe Asthma attack.  Sadness crept into my eyes and regret etched my face.  She was a beautiful girl whom I loved very much.  I …

Jerome Calls Juliette

"Are you all right?" Jemma asked Jerome as they posed for their post wedding photos. "Yes, I'm fine. Why do you ask?" "No reason. I'm just happy that the ceremony went off without a hitch." "Were you afraid that something would happen?" "Yes. When the priest said, 'If anyone sees any reason why these two …

Christmas & Wedding Plans

"Are you still upset from your run in with Brody?" Joe asked Kalisha. "No, I'm not upset anymore. I just wish he and other people would mind their own business and leave us alone." "I guess they just can't accept our relationship." "Because of our age difference?" "Yes." "Why can't they just accept that we …

An Afternoon on the Beach

"What did Professor Harper say when you told her about us?" "She said that I was old enough to be your father." "That may be true but your feelings for me aren't fatherly, are they?" His eyes darkened and he pulled her roughly against him. "No, they aren't," he muttered thickly. And then he was …

Cate Runs into Derrick and Amelie

Derrick and Amelie were waiting to be seated at the Savoy Grill. It was the first time in a long time that they were eating out and they were looking forward to it. Last night, Derrick moved back into the master bedroom. He had been sleeping in the spare bedroom since February. And for the …

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