Antonia and Laird Meet

Getty Images) It was raining so, they arranged to meet downstairs in the lobby of the building where Laird and Martina lived instead of in Green Park. He had tried to discourage Antonia from coming and suggested meeting another time but, she insisted. So, he decided that he might as well get it over and …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Announcement

"What's the matter, Dad?" Antonia asked Mr. Pendlebury. "Nothing's the matter," was his evasive reply. Truth be told, he was concerned about how she would take the news about his engagement to her Aunt Margery. He had been putting it off for a while but he had to tell her sooner or later. And, he …

The Adaeze Problem & Christmas Plans

"So, it's really over between Adaeze and Aamin," Dushan said. "Unfortunately, yes," Chioma replied. "So, you think this guy she met last month is the reason?" "Yes!" "He must be someone very special for her to end her relationship with Aamin." "I guess so. Poor Aamin." "Yes, I feel so badly for him." "He's such …

Carla Visits Father Morelli

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the loft reading the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians. It was in preparation for his sermon on Sunday. He was going to address the question, Does one have to be circumcised in order to be a full Christian? Although circumcision wasn't practiced among Italy's Roman …

Date Updates

"So, how was your date with Eric?" "It wasn't a date." "What would you call it then?" "Two people going to a show together." "Hmm" "What about you little wine tasting adventure? Did you and your girlfriend have fun?" "She isn't my girlfriend." "What would you call her then?" "Someone I've been out with twice." …

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 …

Cate’s Revelation

Cate didn't share her news with Edward on the day he took her home from the hospital. In fact, it wasn't until about a couple of weeks later that she said to him, "I have some news I wanted to share with you before I tell Mother and Dad." They were at her flat. Edward …

Life Changes

She stared at the doctor. "I'm pregnant?" "Yes." She had suspected after she had missed her period and experienced symptoms such as headache, fatigue and breast tenderness. She had taken a pregnancy test which showed a positive result but she wanted to be absolutely sure so she made an appointment with her doctor who gave …

Abi’s Look at Life

"I've been thinking about life a lot lately," Abi said to Mats. "What exactly about life have you been thinking about?" "How it's like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways." "Huh?" "You know, life's ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times." "Oh." …

The Family Dinner

Clive was very amiable to Charlotte. After a tour of the grounds, they went joined their parents in the drawing-room until dinner was ready. He escorted her and held the chair out for her to sit before sitting beside her. He could sense his mother watching them and ignored her. After dinner, while their parents …

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