Dinner, Denver & Temptation

They had been seeing each other regularly since they went out for drinks. They had spent Christmas and New Year's holidays with each other. Chioma and Dushan were back from Bratislava where they had spent the holidays. On Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, she had spoken to them. She had received two texts from …

A Week Later…

"I finished typing the manuscript," Alexandra told Gerhardt. She had stopped by to drop it off. Gerhardt studied her closely. It was the first time since they made love that they were seeing each other. The Monday after that night, he had to go away on business for a week. "Do you have any regrets, …

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 …

Dover, White Cliffs, Deal, Shakespeare & Sunscreen

"You know, it's a good thing you don't have a girlfriend?" "Why do you say that?" "She might have a problem with you spending so much time with me." "I'm glad I don't have a girlfriend either but if I did, I would just explain to her that my aunt is all alone while her …

Besançon, Toulon and In Between

Chelsey stood still as Gideon filmed her, using his camcorder. They were in Toulon which was a port city on the Mediterranean coast of France. Yesterday, they had walked along the harbor and popped into the souvenir shops.  She was loving every moment that they were together in France. He was the perfect traveling companion--loads of …

A Photo Op

I met her when I was in Uganda. I was there on vacation. It was during the summer and I had always wanted to visit Uganda because of its ecotourism. I wanted to go along the Nile River and to take a cultural tour. There are lots of forests and national parks where I could …

The Birthday Card

It was getting cold. Soon, there would be snow. Christmas was just around the corner. It would be the first Christmas she would be celebrating with Rehoboam since he had moved to London and the first one she wouldn't be spending with her parents. Ever since Rehoboam and she told the family about their relationship …

Adaeze Calls Merrick

A week had passed since she said goodbye to Aamin at Heathrow. During that time, she hadn't been able to stop thinking about Merrick until finally, she decided she would call him that morning or go completely out of her mind. She rushed into the bedroom, dug her hand bag out of the closet, retrieved …

Saying Goodbye

"I guess this really is goodbye," Aamin said to Adaeze. They were at Heathrow. He was on his way to Dubai. This was the last time they were going to see each other. Adaeze nodded. "Yes." She was overcome with sadness. "I wish things didn't have to end like this." "I know." "So, I can't …

Adaeze’s Dinner with Aamin

"I have exciting news for you," Aamin said to Adaeze. They were having dinner at his favorite restaurant. "What's the news?" she asked. "I got a job in Dubai." Adaeze stared at him. "Dubai?" "Yes. It's at a radio station." He mentioned its name. "Marketing Experts is one of the highest paid opening jobs in …

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