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 …

Brody Visits Professor Warren

It was lunch time and Professor was on his way to his office when Brody Harper approached him. He was surprised to see him. "Hello, Brody." "Hello, Professor Warren." They shook hands. "Congratulations on your career as a lawyer." "Thank you." "Are you here to see your mother?" "Actually, I'm here to see you. I …

A Bone of Contention

"So, what are you waiting for?" Cheryl asked Joe. He stared at her blankly. "What do you mean?" "I mean you're not getting any younger. You're going to be 56 years old in January and you're still not married. What are you waiting for?" He sighed. "Why is everyone so interested in my personal life?" …

Brody Learns About Kalisha

"Brody, there's something I need to tell you," Marianna told her son when she went to see him. They were standing in front of the courthouse. She had called him that morning to tell him that she needed to see him and he asked her to meet him there. "What is it, Mother?" he asked. …

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