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 …

Edward Visits Gladys

It was early in the morning and Edward was on his way home from the gym when Cate called him. He sighed. "Hi, Cate." "Hi. You'll be pleased to know that it's over between Derrick and me." "You did the decent thing." "It was Derrick's idea to break up, not mine." "I guess he came …

Boris’ Lunch Invitation

Boris returned the ring. Fortunately for him, he had bought it from a reputable jeweler who offered him a decent return policy. He got a full refund because it was a non-custom ring. He wished he hadn't bought the damned thing. And he wished he'd never met Cate Hardwicke. He tried not to think about …

Drusilla’s Story

I was having lunch with my cousin, Tia. We hadn't seen each other for a while so there was a lot of catching up to do. She was working at an advertising company while I was in my third year at university. I was studying Sociology. She was engaged to a Nigerian man she met …

Ife’s Loss

"He was only twenty-nine!"  Ife couldn't believe it.  Her ex-husband, Damba was dead.  "What happened?" she asked  her brother, Irumba.  It was a Sunday afternoon and she was at home.  Miremba was out with her friends.  Irumba had stopped by to give her the news. "He was killed in  road accident.  It was caused by over-speeding which resulted …

News of a Wedding/Span #writephoto

Although my gaze was fixed upon the water as it rushed forth as if it were late for an appointment, my heart was otherwise engaged in a very distressing matter--a matter which has placed my very constitution for happiness in grave danger. The whispers of the impending nuptials between George Allerton, my employer and the …

Riya’s Rescue Plan

It was a lazy Saturday for Riya.  When she finally got up to take a shower it was midday.  She was in such a good and relaxed mood that she didn't get upset when the soap slipped out of her hand and fell on the ground. After a hearty breakfast, she sat down in front …

Misinformed/Summit #writephoto

  Emily's face turned ashen.  "That cannot be true," she exclaimed.  "You must be mistaken, Charlotte." Charlotte's expression was one of great concern when she saw her cousin's reaction to the news.  She took her hand and led her over to the sofa. After, she gently pushed her onto the seat, she sat beside her.  …

Dinner at Sunset

Noelle was having a private meeting with Barry Forbes in her office when the door opened and Sandra, her secretary walked in.  Noelle glanced up at her, unable to hide her irritation at the disruption but before she could say anything, Sandra spoke. "I'm sorry to interrupt, Noelle, but I have an urgent phone call …

A Love Meant to Be

Serena stood there on the Staten Island Ferry, watching the choppy, frigid waters, her emotions churning inside her.  She leaned against the rail and wrapped her arms about her.  I'm pregnant.  She found out that morning when she went to a walk-in clinic.  After leaving there, she decided to come on the ferry ride to …

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