Dushan’s Gift

"How are you enjoying our time in Rome?" Dushan asked Chioma. "I love it. It's a captivating city with dazzling fountains." "Speaking of dazzling, here's something I bought for you." Her eyes widened when she saw the bracelet. "It's exquisite!" "It's the Rose gold bracelet." After helping her put it on, they kissed. 53 Words …

Melania Comes Clean With Matt

Melania and Matt were in her apartment. It was early Friday evening and he had come to see her. Cameron was with Gina. Since the child was now living with him, Gina had him for the weekends. She picked him up from the daycare on Fridays after leaving work. Matt had called Melania that afternoon …

Another Good Year?

Ruth and Gideon were in the drawing-room.  “I hope 2022 will be another good year for us,” he said. It won’t be for me if I can’t win Dushan back. “More champagne?” “No, thanks.  I’m going to bed.  Goodnight.”   Disappointed, he kissed her.  “Goodnight, Ruth.” 45 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing …

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 …

Fast Friends

Photo Prompt by Penny Gadd They came here on hot summer days.  It was their special place.  Fast friends since childhood and inseparable well into young adulthood. Neither was interested in dating.  “What do I need a boyfriend for when I have you?” she said once before she ran into the water, laughing. He chased …

Finishing What They Started

Monique had just taken off her dressing-gown and was about to get dressed when the door opened and Shane walked in, bold as brass. "Who gave you permission to just walk into my room?" she demanded, hands on hips.  In the past, she would have covered up to hide her curves but that was before …

The Kiss

Although things have changed over the years, seeing couples like Daniel and me is still anathema for some people.  There are times when we’re walking down the sidewalk and people stare at us.  Yesterday afternoon, when a woman was glaring at us, Daniel stopped suddenly and kissed me.  Red-faced, she marched off. 52 Words This …

A Misunderstanding

“Is your uncle at home?” Ashley asked casually as they walked the grounds on a beautiful, sunny spring afternoon.  She was wearing a denim jacket because it was still a bit cool.  They were at Eastwell Manor where Bradley was staying with his uncle until he found his own flat.  It was a magnificent place …

The Wedding

Her heart was racing.  She hoped she looked presentable in her V-neck floral knee length summer dress and the pair of wedges which she thought looked better than the pumps she had considered wearing.  To complete the look, she wore the lovely olive leaf pendant which Paolo had given her for her birthday. “Mama, incontrare Roxane, il …

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