Antonia Visits Laird

Antonia watched them--Martina and her male friend. They had just come out of the restaurant and were standing in front, laughing and talking. It was the attractive black man who had been at the wedding. His fiancée had been there too. As Antonia watched them, she wondered if Laird and the man's fiancée knew that …

On the Farm

"That was invigorating, wasn't it?" Briony said, looking at Tadeas. They were standing at the paddock after they had returned from horse riding. They were on her family's farm just outside of London. They had driven up there just after ten in the morning. It was a beautiful day so it was a treat exploring …

Old Stomping Ground

It was a Sunday evening and Laird was visiting his childhood home in Oxfordshire. He was there to tell his father about his engagement to Martina. The old man would probably be shocked because he always held the view that his younger son wasn't the marrying kind and that it would take a really special …

One-Sided

"I know that you married me for my money but, I didn't care because I loved and wanted you so desperately. I still do. I know that you don't love me and you probably never will." "You're mistaken, you know," he said quietly. "I do love you." "You may love me in your own special …

The Barrister

He got the message and immediately, he left the courthouse. She stood there across the street. Heart racing, he hurried across. "Hello," he said. "I got your message." She smiled. "I hope I didn't come at a bad time." "No, no. You didn't." "I came because I wanted to thank you for all that you …

Taahira’s Story

People stare at me because of the tribal marks on my face.  I wish I never had them.  I wish I knew what I looked like without them.  Before I left Nigeria, I asked my mother about them.  She said that she and my father were merely upholding traditional practices. I wished that I was …

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