Ridge’s Arrangement with Danica

iStock Image Danica and Ridge were in the kitchen. He went there to put the take out food on the counter and she followed him. He turned to face her. "Dani, you can't stay here." "Why not?" Ridge ran his fingers through his hair. "You know why not." "No, I don't. Why don't you tell …

Ridge

He liked to come to this spot and swim. It was secluded and just a half hour drive from his condo. It was a hot but cloudy day. The sun stayed behind the clouds most of the time. He had come here after leaving the gym. It was the last Saturday in January. He thought …

Gina in Therapy

Gina was on her way to see her therapist. Several weeks ago, when she visited Kira, she informed her, "I've decided that I want to go for counseling. I need to talk to someone professional about the issues with my father and my divorce. Do you know of anyone you can refer me to?" "Do …

Teona and Vance

It was Friday afternoon and he was going home at a reasonable hour for the first time in weeks. He was looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend. He stepped out into the bright sunshine. The sun felt good on his face. Usually, it was dark when he left the office. Some times he …

Adaeze Calls Merrick

A week had passed since she said goodbye to Aamin at Heathrow. During that time, she hadn't been able to stop thinking about Merrick until finally, she decided she would call him that morning or go completely out of her mind. She rushed into the bedroom, dug her hand bag out of the closet, retrieved …

Saying Goodbye

"I guess this really is goodbye," Aamin said to Adaeze. They were at Heathrow. He was on his way to Dubai. This was the last time they were going to see each other. Adaeze nodded. "Yes." She was overcome with sadness. "I wish things didn't have to end like this." "I know." "So, I can't …

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 …

A Mother’s Longing

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Rain fell softly on her as she stood there in the empty playground at her son's school.  How she longed to see him, to hold him and tell him that she loved him--that she was sorry... Her shoulders hunched as a cold wind stirred the leaves and the wispy blonde …

Comply or…

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart The weather's dismal. It matches my mood exactly. Today's World Teacher's Day but I can't celebrate it because I was fired. Why? I refused to use female pronouns for a transgender student. The student, born a male began identifying as a female. He and his mother wanted him to be referred to …

Music Lessons, Reading & Swimming Naked

She had the book open but she wasn't really reading it. She was too busy sneaking glances at him as he took long, leisure laps in the pool. It felt strange being out there. Usually, they would be inside in the music room where she would be seated at the piano, playing. Her lessons were …

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