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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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In Hanoi

She felt ridiculous standing there holding a tall stalk with an unusual flower on it behind her back but it was part of the shoot. Why on earth was she here, modeling for a photo shoot which would appear in Bazaar? She wasn't a model. She knew nothing about modeling. This was Ryker's bright idea. …

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Finding love in Gambia

He was a widower with no children and lived on a ranch.  Every morning before he drove into the city to the manufacturing company he founded, he donned his favorite black hat, pulled on a shirt and pair of jeans, a denim jacket, complete with a pair of Exotic Natural Python Pointed Toe Cowboy Boots …

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At the Conference

It was a nice, sunny Monday morning in Detroit and Thorpe was at the International Banquet & Conference Center where the 3-day conference was taking place. There were lots of familiar faces but he was surprised to see one of them. He had been talking to a couple of people when he spotted her. She …

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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 …

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Stella’s Secret

Something was afoot with Stella. Inquiring minds wanted to know what it was. Her friends, colleagues and family were all obsessed with spilling Stella, that is finding out what her secret was and spilling it. Was her secret to do with money, her career, her health, her love life? As far as they knew, she …

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The Costume Party

She was sitting on the sofa when her mother led him into the living-room. He couldn't stop staring at her. She looked exquisite. "Hello, Jabulani," he greeted her quietly. "Hello, Doctor," she replied. "Do you like my costume?" "Yes, I do." "I'm dressed as a swan." "Yes, a very beautiful swan." "And you're dressed as …

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