Woman on Wheels

Driving around in my Locomobile, holding down my hat to prevent it from flying off was perhaps an amusing as well as familiar sight on the streets of my Capitol Hill neighborhood. I particularly took great delight in the reaction of the opposite sex. 44 Words Photo of Anne Rainsford French Bush, courtesy of Transportation …

Passing Time

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields  It's getting dark outside. We've no electricity. Strong winds have knocked out the power in our neighborhood. Lighting the lamps, my wife, Heather, wonders, "How long will the power be out? "Could be hours." To pass the time, I superimpose old Mrs. Harper's face on Heather's pear-shaped body. I chuckle. …

Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

The Mission

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot "What's this?" Nick asked, chuckling. "It's the neighborhood makeshift lunch table." "Very innovative. Your idea?" "Yes." "Thought so." "Aren't you forgetting something?" "Oh yes..." He kissed her. "You sure know make a girl's head spin." "I've some news that will make your head spin too." "What news?" "I'm going on …

Poor Judgment

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz This was the neighborhood of Jim Rocco, the bright kid raised by a single mother.  He was her pride and joy.  “My Jimmy’s gonna to be a big-time lawyer,” she used to say. Jim did become a lawyer and eventually, a Supreme Court judge.  Then, a provocative article appeared in …

Athens and Areopagus Hill

My wife, Althea and I decided that we would move to Athens because we love the city. We've visited it many times and we decided that we would leave England this year. As EU citizens, it is relatively easy for us to move there. We arrived a week ago to find a place to live. …

Paul Visits Nita

"Hello, Nita," Paul said. She and Angie were fellow graduates of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This was their second meeting. They met last year at the dinner party of a fellow graduate who married a wealthy businessman. He was there with Angie who wasn't at all pleased to see Nita and the feeling …

The Rabbi’s Son

“Stop yelling, Simon.” Mrs. Katz urged her husband.  “The whole neighborhood can hear you.” “Do you know what your son has done?” “Funny how he’s my son when he does something you don’t like.  What have you done now, Isaac?” “I’ve joined a rock band.” “Did you hear that?  He’s joined a rock band.” “Why, …

The First Meeting

One morning, I was on my way home from jogging around the track field when I saw her. I stopped and leaned against the fence. I just stood there, watching her. She had her head down as she walked, so she didn't notice me at first. She was wearing an orange headband and a matching …

Alexi Goes to Ajax

Alexi stood outside the building where Ajax lived.  She had texted him on Monday to tell him that she would be stopping by to see him on Sunday.  He replied that he would be at home and to drop by any time.   Her heart was pounding like crazy and she needed a few minutes to …

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