A Week Later…

"I finished typing the manuscript," Alexandra told Gerhardt. She had stopped by to drop it off. Gerhardt studied her closely. It was the first time since they made love that they were seeing each other. The Monday after that night, he had to go away on business for a week. "Do you have any regrets, …

Holiday Season in Bratislava

It was the day after Christmas and the last day for celebrating Hanukkah. Dushan and Chioma were in their hotel suite in Bratislava getting ready to go to his cousin Havel's apartment for dinner with him and his girlfriend, Brigita. Chioma was still getting dressed and Dushan was waiting for her. As soon as Chioma …

Dushan Helps Chioma Pack for Their Trip

"Is that another new outfit?" Dushan asked Chioma. "Yes. Do you like it?" "Honey, we're going to Bratislava for two weeks, not two months." "I know but I saw this in the store and couldn't resist. What do you think? Do you like it?" "Of course. Everything you wear looks good on you." "Thanks. I'll …

A Photo Op

I met her when I was in Uganda. I was there on vacation. It was during the summer and I had always wanted to visit Uganda because of its ecotourism. I wanted to go along the Nile River and to take a cultural tour. There are lots of forests and national parks where I could …

Monifa’s Decision

It was during recess when and Father Kiesler was in the office when Sister Paschek walked in. She closed the door behind her and walked over to his desk. "Father, I would like to have a word with you," she told him. He rose to his feet. "Yes, Sister Paschek. Please have a seat." She …

Adaeze’s Dinner with Aamin

"I have exciting news for you," Aamin said to Adaeze. They were having dinner at his favorite restaurant. "What's the news?" she asked. "I got a job in Dubai." Adaeze stared at him. "Dubai?" "Yes. It's at a radio station." He mentioned its name. "Marketing Experts is one of the highest paid opening jobs in …

Engagement & Wedding Plans

"Do you want a long or short engagement?" Tanner asked Melania. They were at his place. It was a Saturday afternoon. Last night he had taken her out for dinner at the CN Tower. Before dessert, he proposed and after she managed to say a tearful yes, he slipped the exquisitely beautiful ring on her …

Our Last Night in Palermo

For our last night in Palermo, I wear my new white halter dress. We are going for dinner first and then to an opera at Teatro Massimo. I'm so excited. I've never been to an opera before so I'm really looking forward to going. I check myself in the mirror, striking poses, hoping that I …

Dinner With Tadeas

"You look very handsome, Tadeas," Velma told him when he went to pick her up at her flat to take her to dinner at Claridge's. He blushed. "And you look very beautiful and sexy in that dress. I won't be able to keep my eyes and hands off you." She smiled. "Afterwards, we'll come back …

Christmas in Madeira

"Your mother wants us to spend Christmas in Madeira?" "Yes." "Are you sure she wants me to go too?" "Of course. Why wouldn't she?" "I still don't think that she likes me." "Maybe in the beginning she wasn't as warm and welcoming as she should have been, but I thought things were improving." "I wish …

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