Melania Goes to Tanner

Melania stood there in her room, still reeling from her run in with Gina yesterday. She had come very, very close to punching her in the face. Marry Tanner? She must be out of her mind. Why on earth would Tanner marry her? The idea seemed so ridiculous and yet, it nagged at her. After …

Gina Visits Natalie

After leaving Matt's place, instead of going home, Gina went straight over to Natalie's and Graham's house. Her cousin seemed surprised to see her. "I didn't expect to see you until Tuesday." she asked. "What brings you here tonight?" "I had to talk to you. Are you alone?" "Yes. Graham's still at the hospital. This …

Tanner’s Jacuzzi

Melania was sitting in Tanner's condo. "Why did you ask me to come here instead of meeting me in the lobby?" she asked him. "Are you afraid to be alone here with me?" "No. I was just wondering, that's all." "I didn't want to meet you in the lobby." "You have a very nice place." …

Matt Calls Melania

It was the retirement party for Richard Forbes, the manager at the company. It was held at the Hilton Hotel in their biggest ballrooms. Melania showed up alone and felt underdressed when she saw the other guests. She hadn't planned on going but Mr. Forbes' secretary, Hannah had encouraged her to go. She got a …

Alecia Takes a Leap of Faith

As she drove to Daxon's beach house, for the umpteenth time, Alecia said to herself, "I must be out of my mind. Why did I listen to Daryl?" Yesterday, which was Friday, she had called Daryl and told him what happened when she went to visit Daxon on Monday. "You drove all that way just …

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 …

The Dances and the Kiss

The moment she went into the hall where the party was in full swing, her eyes scanned the sea of faces for Daxon. She spotted him with a group of people. Erin was standing beside him. "Is he here?" Daryl asked. She glanced up at him. "Who?" "Who else?" "Yes, he's over there." Daryl followed …

Alecia’s New Year’s Eve Date

"Are you sure I look okay?" Alecia asked Daryl. What she was wearing wasn't your typical New Year's Eve party dress. "Yes, you look fine. Who are you trying to impress?" She scowled at him. "I'm not trying to impress anybody." "Are you sure about that?" "Ok. Whom do you think I'm trying to impress?" …

Dark Skinned Girl

I look at myself in the mirror and see a beautiful dark-skinned young woman staring back at me.  I’m radiant because I’m marrying the love of my life—Ronald, an African-American man.  We met two years ago at a friend’s party.  One of the women there told me to my face that Ronald wouldn’t be interested …

The Ex

"I've been away on business before and you've never acted like this. What's so different about this time?" "I'm acting like this because you're going to Detroit." "That's where the convention is taking place." "How convenient!" "What do you mean by that?" "Detroit is where your ex-wife is." "Yes, so?" "Are you going to see …

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