Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

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A Funeral, a Divorce & Cheating

I was sitting listlessly in my living-room. I had just come home from visiting Aunt Savitri after we went to church. The sermon, Compassion Like Christ was very interesting and it held my attention from beginning to end. After the service, we mingled with the minister and other church members before we left. As we …

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Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

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The Last Festival

PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds As she stared at the damaged greenhouse she was transported back to last year's beer festival, an annual open-air jamboree with live music. People from all over the state and even overseas flocked like birds every year.  She hated going. While everyone else was having a good time, she suffered in the sweltering …

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Dushan Goes to Ruth

It was five-thirty on Thursday and he had just left his office and was on his way to see Ruth. He had to have it out with her and he wanted to do it before Chioma and he went to Rome on Sunday. Yesterday, he called her at her office and she had sounded very …

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Sable Confronts Layne

Layne was about to get undressed to take a shower after his ride across the moors when the door opened and Sable went in. "I was just about to take a shower," he informed her. "When were you going to tell me, Layne?" she demanded. "Tell you what?" "That you're planning to move out and …

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Dushan Learns of Chioma’s Visit to Ruth

Dushan was sitting at his desk when he got a call from a number he didn't recognize. He decided to let it go to his voice mail. He heard the beep and stiffened when he heard Ruth's voice. "Dushan, it's Ruth. I'm calling from the boardroom. That's why you don't recognize the number. The reason …

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Layne’s Decision

"Olivia, I'm looking for a flat in Manchester. Can you help me?" Olivia was a friend and a real estate agent who lived in Yorkshire but worked at an agency with offices all over England. She alternated between their offices there in Yorkshire and Manchester. When Layne emailed her on Wednesday to find out when …

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A Letter From Cate

Boris was still trying to process the letter he had received from Cate. He hadn't thought about her for ages because of his relationship with Tulia and then, out of the blue, he received the letter. It was in the letterbox on Friday when he checked before heading up to his flat after coming home …

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Paul Tells Nita About Mrs. Lopez

It was early Saturday evening. The sun was streaming into the living-room. They had just returned from having dinner at their favorite Thai restaurant. She was standing by the window while Paul stood in front of the leather sofa, watching her. The sunlight was in his face and she could tell from his expression that …

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