Precarious

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook She stood on the cliff.  Several months ago, they found a man’s body below.  It was an apparent suicide.  What drove him to it? Divorce? Losing a loved one? Unemployment? Mental illness? What about her?  Was she thinking of chucking it in too? How could she?  What about her husband …

Tarik’s Visit, Part Two

Tarik's meeting with Milton was over. After they said goodbye, Milton returned to his office. Instead of saying goodbye and leaving, Tarik walked over to the desk. Tisha's heart began to pound but she feigned nonchalance. Was he about to make another appointment to see Milton or was he just coming to say goodbye? When …

Sherri

Image by iStock For weeks since Sherri joined the department, he wanted to ask her to have dinner with him but he was hesitant to do so because he was nervous and wasn't sure that she would want to date him although there wasn't any company policy against co-workers dating. Besides, she might not even …

Sarika Runs into Darain

Darain was leaving the office building where he had just attended a business meeting when he when he spotted Sarika get off the elevator. She stood in the lobby talking to another woman. A tense expression came over his face as he watched her. He hadn't be able to get her out of his mind …

Maxime Confronts Rosaline

Rosaline went over to the desk to put that day's mail into the in tray when her eyes fell on a piece of notepad paper with Maxime's handwriting on it. It had flight details from to London that Friday afternoon. She picked it up and read it again. Why was Maxime going to London? And …

Ruth Finds Out About Buenos Aires

"That was quite a meeting," Ben remarked as he and Ruth made their way back to the office. They had a business meeting in the Angel Meeting Room at Frequency Angel with eight other people. "Yes. It was very productive. And the meeting room was spacious with lots of natural light. It's ideal for board …

Signing Papers, Borrowing Books & Making Confessions

Daxon was on his way upstairs to change so that he could go to the beach for a swim when the doorbell rang. He went to answer it and was surprised to see Alecia standing there. "What are you doing here?" he asked her. She showed him a folder. "I brought some papers for you …

Disappointments & Dating

It was Monday and the first work day of 2022. Alecia was in the office. She was surprised when she went in and Daxon wasn't there as yet. Usually, he was sitting at his desk when she arrived but this morning, his office door was still closed. She opened it with her set of keys …

A Long Over-due Ending

She was waiting for him. Dread filled him and for several minutes, he stood there watching her, wondering if it was such a good idea meeting her. Then, he determined that it was. Breaking up over the phone was cowardly. He had to tell her face to face that it was over between them. Hopefully, …

Lunch, Exhibits & Dinner

"All set for Christmas?" Ruth asked Ben. They were in the smaller boardroom where they just had a conference call meeting. "Yes. We're all set to go fly off to Santorini for a warm Christmas although the weather here has been balmy the last couple of days. Very strange for this time of year." "Christmas …

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