The Threshold

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox It was an uproarious wedding. Merry guests enjoyed good wine and food as the band played feet-tapping music. In the midst of the merriment, the groom mused, What if she wants me to carry her over the threshold? She's a BIG woman. Hours later the groom and bride stood outside …

Strumming Away

PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds "Why are we out here in the boon docks?" Kassandra asked Nick. "I figured that out here you can play the guitar and not scare people away." "Very funny. I'm a little rusty, that's all. I haven't played it since high-school." "Why are you playing it now?" "I've been reading about …

A Night Out With Parin

"You look amazing in that dress," Parin remarked when he saw Carina. It was Saturday night and he was taking her out for dinner. He made the date with her yesterday evening when they went for a drink. "Thank you. I don't have to tell you how good you look." He smiled. He took her …

Dinner Talk & a Warning

Thaddaus on his way to Krasi where he was to meet Ms. Sambu. It was early Saturday evening. During the week, he had called her and asked her to have dinner with him. She sounded surprised but accepted his invitation. They arranged to meet in front of the restaurant at seven. When he got there, …

Father Morelli

Image by Pexels "Hello, Father Morelli." He turned. "Hello, Genet." "It feels really strange calling you Father Morelli instead of Bobby." "It took me a while to get used to it too." "Do you like being a priest?" "Very much. I'm serving God and helping people." "How did your ex, Carla react?" "Very shocked but …

Celebrating Sarika’s Birthday

It was Sarika's thirtieth birthday. They were celebrating it at her flat. For dinner, they had ordered take out from Sambal Shiok, a Malaysian restaurant and he had brought the sparkling, non-alcoholic wine. He had offered to take her out for dinner but she wanted to dine in. "It would be nice, just the two …

Jelani and Nash

It was time to do what she had been putting off for far too long. It was going to be tough but she had reached the point where she didn't want to be his booty call anymore. She deserved better. And it didn't matter that she was crazy about the guy. It was obvious that …

Ringing in the New Year

It was New Year's Eve and Dushan and Chioma were at his friend's party. It was after ten and the party was in full swing. His friend, Jeffrey and his long time girlfriend, Lynn lived in an industrial style loft three bedroom apartment in Camden. It was modern and beautifully decorated for the holidays. A …

In Portland

"Are you cold?" Hank asked Ede. They had just stepped outside of the airport and were going to the pick-up location for a taxicab to take them to his mother's house in Hawthorne. "Not really," she replied as her eyes darted everywhere with excitement. They were finally in Portland after a very long flight. Being …

A Night Out in Hanoi

"Wow! You look amazing!" She smiled shyly. "Thank you. You look amazing too." "Thanks. I've never seen you wear your hair like that before. It suits you and so does the dress." "Thank you. I don't wear my hair like this because it's so thick. And I bought this dress because I liked the style …

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