Mrs. Johnson Learns the Truth

"You know it doesn't matter how long I've lived here, I'll never get used to the heat," Mrs. Yates complained as she frantically fanned herself. She was visiting the Johnsons' plantation with her husband, Percy who was in the study with Mr. Johnson. After a sumptuous lunch, the women decided to spend some time in …

The New Girl & Wedding Bells

Image byTrevillion "You wanted me to get a new girl to replace Hester and I did." "I thought it would have been someone older. How old is this girl?" "Seventeen." "Seventeen? She's too young to be a lady's maid. Oh, Rufus, why couldn't you find someone a lot older--in her twenties or thirties?" "Cissy was …

Nigel Tries to Move On

Nigel was going crazy. It had been weeks since he visited his uncle, Gideon and saw Ruth. She didn't call or text him and many times, he wanted to call or text her but he didn't. He didn't want to pressure her but it was hard. He thought about her all the time and longed …

Names, Wedding & Honeymoon Plans

"I know I've said this before, but I wish I had never married Angela," Paul told Nita one Sunday afternoon when they were at her place. "I wish you'd never married her too." "I don't want her to keep my name anymore but I'm not sure I can force her to go back to using …

Father Kiesler’s Family

"It was such a treat seeing Jürgen, especially since we haven't seen him since last year April when he visited us for Easter." Mrs. Kiesler said to her husband as they relaxed in the living-room after dinner. "Yes, it was." "He looked thin, though," she remarked. "I wonder if he's working too hard." "I thought …

Poor Judgment

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz This was the neighborhood of Jim Rocco, the bright kid raised by a single mother.  He was her pride and joy.  “My Jimmy’s gonna to be a big-time lawyer,” she used to say. Jim did become a lawyer and eventually, a Supreme Court judge.  Then, a provocative article appeared in …

Ketanji Brown Jackson

Photo by Los Angeles Times "I am standing here today by the grace of God as testament to the love and support that I've received from my family." Ketanji Brown Jackson recently made history when President Biden nominated her for Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin …

Dominoes, Marital Misgivings & Lunch

Avianna watched as Max and his friend, Karl played dominoes. They were laughing and drinking. It had been a while since they had seen each other so they had a lot of catching up to do. Karl was a retired surgeon and had been Max's mentor and friend for years. Karl had known Max since …

Born to be An Artist

Photo by Brenda Cox Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be an artist.  While my siblings and friends played, I sketched.  I sketched people, places, nature and still life.  I could spend hours and hours just sketching but, I always did my chores.  When I was older, I painted watercolors, which …

Brody Bumps Into Kalisha

He was on his way home from the courthouse when he spotted Kalisha. She was coming out of a coffee shop. He debated whether or not to approach her. After finding out about her relationship with Professor Warren, he wasn't sure that he wanted to speak to her. It disgusted him that she would have …

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