Pike’s Purchase

Passenger Angus Pike stood on the deck of the Unicorn, his blue eyes scanning the horizon.  All around him the sea stretched out endlessly.  It lapped against the capricious vessel as it headed to Liverpool. Below, in his cabin, cowering, was the young slave woman who was to be his wife’s maid and his lover. …

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Finding Her Own Way /Decisions #writephoto

Ma was dead and gone.  There was no reason for Louisa to stay now.  She stooped down and laid the wildflowers she had picked at the foot of the cross which marked Ma's grave.  Tears ran down her cheeks.  She was going to miss Ma.  After Da died, it was just the two of them, …

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Weekend Writing Prompt #93

We met at a New Year’s Eve party.  Neither of us had a date.  We spent the entire evening together. We’re dating now but there’s one problem--she’s not Japanese.  Naturally, my parents are against our relationship, threatening to stop paying my tuition and disown me if, “you don’t stop seeing that girl and find yourself …

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Not Goodbye

How long will he tarry? She waited for him like the flower waits for the rain to quench its thirst or the sun to give it warmth.   How long will he tarry? She looked in all directions hoping to see the familiar figure coming towards her.   How long will he tarry? The sun …

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Young and Divorced

It was hard to believe that this was the same man she married.  They had started off so strong.  They were told that they were too young to get married but they believed that they were ready.  Their love was strong enough to weather any storms that would appear on the horizon.  Or so she …

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