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 …

Holiday Season in Bratislava

It was the day after Christmas and the last day for celebrating Hanukkah. Dushan and Chioma were in their hotel suite in Bratislava getting ready to go to his cousin Havel's apartment for dinner with him and his girlfriend, Brigita. Chioma was still getting dressed and Dushan was waiting for her. As soon as Chioma …

Newlyweds, First Christmas in Canada & Pregnant Women

"Well, Mrs. Weise, how would you like us to spend our first Christmas together here in Canada?" Tanner asked Melania. They had gotten married last month in a small, intimate and beautiful ceremony. His parents, sister Gianna and her boyfriend had flown over from Rochester and Miami respectively. Tanner and Melania met them Friday afternoon …

The Past, Present & Future

"So, are you nervous?" Melania asked Tanner. They were at his place. She was lying on the rug with her head propped up by her hand. In the background soft music played. It was Friday evening. She was spending the weekend with him. "Nervous about what?" "The wedding. It's two weeks away." "No, I'm not …

Canada Day and Family

"Are you sure you want to go to my parents' place?" Joel asked Kira. "They will understand if you tell them that you would rather stay home." "No, I want to go," she replied. "Besides, everyone is dying to see the baby." "I guess so and it's Canada Day today." "Yes, we usually spend Canada …

Matt Bumps into Anna…Again

Melania and Tanner were engaged. Matt felt as if someone had punched him in the stomach although he had expected it to happen sooner or later. Joel had called him that morning to tell him. "I'm so sorry, Bro," he had said. "I'm happy for Mel," he said. "She's going to marry the man she …

Their Last Day in Seychelles

Chioma grabbed her dress and draped it about her shoulders. She had just been for a swim and was standing in the sand, surrounded by rocks. It was late afternoon and the place was deserted. Dushan was at the hotel making arrangements for their last night in Seychelles and then join her on the beach. …

Nature Walks & Falling in Love

He hadn't meant for it to happen but it had. She was his teenage sister, Felice's childhood friend and he had fallen hopelessly and madly in love with her. How could it have happened? He had known her since she was nine--a scraggly girl with braids who used to smile shyly at him whenever she …

A Close Call

PHOTO PROMPT © Carole Erdman-Grant It was a cold day in April and he was in the café, warming himself with a hot chocolate.  He was there because he could not get a moment’s peace at home.  His wife nagged him about fixing the fence and his kids kept asking him when he was going to …

Ruth Learns About Dushan’s Wedding

"Hello, Ruth? It's Mrs. Horton." "Hello, Mrs. Horton. How are you?" Ruth really wasn't in the mood to talk to anyone but she didn't want to be rude. "I'm fine, Dear. Fine. Just got back from visiting my sister, Ann in Glasgow. We haven't seen each other in a while so it was a nice …

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