Breakfast and Surfing

It was after 8 on Sunday morning when Ridge pulled on his robe and went into the kitchen. Danica was there fixing breakfast. Whatever she was making, it smelled really good. She turned as he walked in and smiled. "Good morning." "Good morning." He went over to the island counter and sat down. "That smells …

He Found Grèce

It was the end of March. Three more months left and then, he would be returning to Hong Kong. He broke the surface of the water and ran his fingers through his hair, closing his eyes and sighing heavily. Why did he have to return to his life there when he longed to remain here? …

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 …

Baptism, Circumcision, Vivaldi and…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "You're all dressed up," Father Morelli said to Genet when he walked over to the pew where she was sitting. "Yes. This morning, my cousin's son was dedicated." "So, the child wasn't baptized?" "No. My church doesn't believe in infant baptism. We dedicate children just as Joseph and Mary dedicated …

The Roman Ghetto

Dushan and Chioma were at Lungotevere de’ Cenci, 00186 Roma, the meeting point for the Ghetto and Jewish Museum walking tour. The tour was about three hours long. They had arranged it through the hotel. Initially, they had planned to explore the Ghetto on their own but Alfredo, the attendant at the concierge suggested the …

Sarika Tries to Make Trishan Jealous

"So, how was the dinner party?" Trishan asked Sarika. It was Saturday. He wasn't spending the day with his aunt Savitri because she was spending the weekend with a friend in Manchester. Disappointed, he had called Sarika and she invited him to come over. "It was fine. Saavi was sorry that you couldn't go." "If …

In Rome

It was their first evening in Rome. They arrived that morning at 10:30am. They took a 27 minute taxi ride from Fiumicino Airport to Lifestyle Suites Rome. They checked into their Salotto 93 Suite with its French balcony, king size bed and view of Piazza Navona. "What a lovely suite," Chioma remarked. "It's elegant, luxurious …

Summer Jobs & the Krasnovas

"So, how's your headache?" Chelsey asked her mother. "It's gone," Ruth told her. "You've been having a lot of them lately. Don't you think you ought to go and see a doctor?" "No, I'm fine. So, how was Les Misérables?" "It was great. We were so engrossed in it that it didn't seem as long …

Lunch & A Trip Down Memory Lane

Tanner had just called to invite her to have lunch with him and she had accepted. Now, she couldn't help wondering if she should have accepted. This was the sixth time they were going to have lunch together. In addition to having lunch together, they did other things like going to the Burlington Performing Arts …

An Awful Dinner Party & A Private Yacht

"That was some dinner party last night, wasn't it?" His expression soured. "Yes, it was. It was torture, to be quite honest. I don't think I'll ever throw another dinner party." "Your friends are going to be very disappointed. They love your dinner parties." "Well, that's too bad. Better for them to be disappointed than …

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