A Wife for Prince Amir

The prince of Kabari was young and handsome. He was sought after by every rich family for their daughters. He had his pick of beautiful women. There were banquets, balls, all sorts of occasions orchestrated by his family for him to meet women with the hope that one of them would be his betrothed but …

No Escape?

He stood in the dark bedroom, his mind in turmoil. His father and Sable were back from the dinner party they had gone to. He could hear their voices and footsteps. He wondered if she would go straight to bed or come to his room. A part of him wanted her to go straight to …

Pining, Abstaining & Longing

What was Dushan doing at that moment? Was he out somewhere? Was he in his flat? Was he alone? Was she there with him? Were they in bed together? Ruth closed her eyes in despair. It was sheer torture sitting there, imagining all sorts of things. How she longed to go over to his flat …

Antonia Visits the Art Gallery

It was Friday, the day before Laird's wedding. Antonia was feeling really cut up about it but what could she do about it? As much as she wanted to, she couldn't prevent it from happening. Tomorrow, she was going to sit in the church and pretend to be happy like everyone else when she was …

Another Year of University

It was the end of the first day of another year of university. It was great to be back. Professor Joe Warren was always happy to be back at Stanford, walking down the corridors and into classrooms, seeing old and new students. He had been at this university for twenty years and he planned to …

It’s My Business

Whenever I tell people that I run a foraging business, they give me very strange looks. “Why did you choose to do that?” They’d ask. I explain to them that it’s something I love to do and that there’s nothing more rewarding than foraging for berries in the woods and making wild berry syrup. That …

Kira Visits Melania

It was a Sunday afternoon and Kira had stopped by to see Melania on her way to the grocery store. Joel was downstairs waiting in the car for her. She had called first to make sure that her niece was going to be home. As usual, Melania was happy to hear from her and when …

Moments With God

Many of us have seen this short but profound message: Happy moments, praise God.Difficult moments, seek God.Quiet moments, worship God.Painful moments, trust God.Every moment, thank God. I praised God when my mother was baptized years ago.  I soughtGod when I was going through a rough time both professionally andpersonally.  Quiet moments, I worship God through …

Mirror, Mirror

I'm tired of people walking up to me and asking for my autograph. For some crazy reason, they think I'm Halle Berry. When I tell them I'm not her, they look at me and then walk off miffed. They probably think Halle is one of those celebrities who fancy they're too big to waste time …

No More Sunsets Here

I stood there, watching the sunset.  You used to stand here right beside me.  This was our favorite place.  We used to hold hands and watch the sun hang in the sky on its slow descent.  It was so romantic.  I thought we were head over heels in love and that we would spend the …

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