The Roses

“So, who gave you these roses?” Darla asked her friend, Shauna. Shauna froze. She’d forgotten to hide them. She always did whenever Darla came over. “My mother did,” she lied. Darla examined them closely. “They look like real roses with gold edges.” She touched each one. “They’re made out of glass!” “It’s getting late.” “You’re … More The Roses

In the Office

She straightened her desk, brushing off the lingering crumbs from the delicious lemon cake she had brought back with from the restaurant where she had lunch.  It was after seven. Everyone had left.  It was just the two of them.  She wondered if she wait until he came out to tell her she was free … More In the Office

Working Overtime

Never in all the years she worked with Gabriel did she anticipate falling in love with him. She had been so determined to keep their relationship purely professional and then, out of the blue, she developed feelings for him.  She blamed it on all those nights they worked together on different projects.  He was so … More Working Overtime

Bad Date

That’s the last time I’m ever, ever going on a blind date, she vowed.  I would rather end up an old maid with a cat than suffer through another disastrous dinner with a dud.  Olivia was livid as she walked out of the restaurant.  She hailed a cab and quickly got in, anxious to put … More Bad Date

The Refusal

“What offense did I commit, Mother?” Catherine demanded.  “All I did was turn down Mr. Nivens’ proposal of marriage.”   They were sitting outside the hotel facing the sea.  The family  was vacationing at their favorite seaside resort for part of the summer.  It was there that Mr. Nivens had proposed to Catherine and she politely … More The Refusal

Beauty Rest

Just recently I was thinking about this nursery rhyme: Early to bed, Early to rise. Makes a man, Wealthy and Wise. I guess I was thinking about it because I have a very bad habit of going to bed late at night and struggling to get up early in the morning.  Sometimes I feel as … More Beauty Rest