He Found Grèce

It was the end of March. Three more months left and then, he would be returning to Hong Kong. He broke the surface of the water and ran his fingers through his hair, closing his eyes and sighing heavily. Why did he have to return to his life there when he longed to remain here? …

Gideon’s Afternoon with Chelsey

It was around 12pm on a Saturday and Gideon was on his way to Oxford to pick up Chelsey. They were going to Hollywood Bowl to bowl and to have something to eat afterwards. He was really looking forward to that and was relieved that Ruth didn't seem to mind. "I don't mind being alone," …

Christmas With Gina

Matt watched as Cam played happily with the toys he got for Christmas from both sets of grandparents, Uncle Joel and Aunt Kira, Tanner and Melania and him. He didn't seem to mind that he wasn't going to be spending Christmas with his little cousin, Matthew. Matt had told him that this year, just he …

Confessions

After having Christmas dinner, Jürgen and his mother remained in the dining room while his father and Monifa went into the living room to watch TV. “What’s the matter, Mother?” Jürgen asked. “You’re not wearing your cassock.” “I don’t wear it all the time.” “You weren’t wearing it when Lena thought she saw you.” “She …

Gina in Therapy

Gina was on her way to see her therapist. Several weeks ago, when she visited Kira, she informed her, "I've decided that I want to go for counseling. I need to talk to someone professional about the issues with my father and my divorce. Do you know of anyone you can refer me to?" "Do …

Laird’s Birthday Celebration

It was the evening of his 40th birthday and Laird was going to have a romantic dinner with Martina while her mother looked after their daughter. It was the first time since Charlotte was born that the two of them had been able to go anywhere together, alone and they were both excited about it. …

Lunch, Christmas Dinner & Roberto

It was exactly noon when Genet arrived at the restaurant. Fabrizio was already there at the table. He was on his tablet but set it aside immediately when he saw her. "Hello." "Hello." His gaze traveled over her. Smiling, he remarked, "You look great. She forced a smile. "Thank you." "I thought you might like …

Laird’s 40th Birthday

It was Laird's 40th birthday. His father was taking him out for lunch to celebrate but first, they were going to find a wedding suit for his father. They were in Moss Bros, Mr. Pendlebury's favorite store. "What about this one?" Laird asked showing his father a slim fit Sage Tweed suit. Mr. Pendlebury made …

Finally…

Image by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim Naomi sat there, beaming. Finally, after trying for a long time, Yasir and she were going to have a child. They had been married for ten years and had tried and tried to start a family but were unsuccessful. He wasn't the problem and she feared that she was barren like …

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 …

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