Gina Visits Matt Again

"What are you doing here, Gina?" Matt asked her. "Cam's with my parents today." "I know. I came to see you." "Come in." She went inside. He preceded her to the living-room. While he remained standing, she sat on the divan. "Did you hear about Tanner and Melania?" "Yes, I heard that they're engaged but …

A Letter From Cate

Boris was still trying to process the letter he had received from Cate. He hadn't thought about her for ages because of his relationship with Tulia and then, out of the blue, he received the letter. It was in the letterbox on Friday when he checked before heading up to his flat after coming home …

Baptisms & The Ruth Problem

Chioma was relaxing on the sofa. It had been a busy week and she was tired but she was looking forward to the weekend, especially tomorrow which was Saturday. Tomorrow, Dushan and she were going to the Adventist Church Adaeze and Aamin had been attending for a while because they were both going to be …

Kira Visits Melania

Melania was lying in bed, thinking about the hurt expression on Tanner's face when she told him that they couldn't see each other any more and poor Matt who was devastated when she told him that she was still in love with Tanner. What a total mess her life had become. She had said goodbye …

Gina’s Mother and Tanner

Gina's mother was still in the powder room when she got there. They were the only ones in there. They hugged and then went to an area where they could talk. "How are you doing, Gina?" her mother asked, looking her over. "I'm fine, Mom. How are you?" She hadn't seen her since New Year's …

A Painful Reminder

She stared at the mannequin.  It reminded her of the woman she’d seen him with.  A year after their breakup and shortly after her high-school graduation, she went to see him to tell him that she had made a terrible mistake breaking up with him and that she wanted him back. Then, she saw him …

It Was No Use

Try as she did, Leticia couldn't stop thinking about Patrizio and what he had asked her the last time they saw each other. He had asked, "...is there still hope for us?” It struck her that she hadn't said "no." Instead, her answer had been, “I don’t know.” Why hadn't she just said no, there …

Annie Sticks to Her Guns

Photo by Bill Reynolds “What do you have against Chuck?” Annie demanded.  “So what if he drives a truck instead of a fancy car like Arthur?” “Arthur’s a decent young man,” her mother informed her. “And Chuck isn’t?” Annie retorted. “Your father and I don’t think he’s suitable.” “Why not?” “How’s he going to provide …

An Unsavory Past

He heard his name and looked up from the newspaper he was reading. He removed his glasses, stiffening when he saw a familiar figure approaching him. What the hell did she want? "Hello, Lover," she said, when she reached him. A little smile tugged at her lips as her eyes traveled slowly and deliberately over …

Missed Opportunity…Not

“I knew it was a mistake letting him run off to Africa like that.” “Whom are you talking about, Mother?” “Hank.  He called his mother yesterday.” “Oh.  How’s he doing?” “Never mind that.  It’s your fault, you know.” “What’s my fault?” “That he’s fallen for some African girl half his age.” Ashley stared at her.  …

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