The Past, Present & Future

"So, are you nervous?" Melania asked Tanner. They were at his place. She was lying on the rug with her head propped up by her hand. In the background soft music played. It was Friday evening. She was spending the weekend with him. "Nervous about what?" "The wedding. It's two weeks away." "No, I'm not …

Trishan Goes to Rehema

It was Saturday afternoon and I was on my way to see Rehema who returned from Nairobi yesterday evening. I couldn't wait to see her. I have been looking forward to it all week. A week had passed since I broke up with Sarika. I had called my aunt Savitri and told her about it. …

Rehema Tells Her Mother About Trishan

Getty Image Rehema stared out of the window. She was thinking about Trishan and wondering what he was doing. Was he thinking about her? Was he alone in his flat or out somewhere with his girlfriend? She had texted him last night on What's App. "I asked your aunt for your number so that I …

Rehema’s Visitor

Rehema sat there on the floor with her knees drawn and her hands clasped around them, staring straight ahead of her. It had been weeks since Trishan visited her and she told him about her past. She would never forget the expression on his face when she finished her story and just before he said …

The Family Barbecue

"Trishan, do you think I'm overdressed for a family barbecue?" Sarika asked me as they walked to where his car was parked. "No, I don't think so," I replied. "I think you look lovely." She smiled. "Thank you." I was carrying the covered tray with the Jeera chicken wings which she had baked. I had …

Trishan Visits Rehema

It was half-past five and Aunt Savitri was in the living-room, relaxing and watching television. I decided that it was time for me to leave. "I'll see you on Saturday," I said. "And again on Sunday at the barbecue." "Yes, I'll see you then. Have a good week." "Thanks, you too." "Don't forget to take …

Gina Visits Matt Again

"What are you doing here, Gina?" Matt asked her. "Cam's with my parents today." "I know. I came to see you." "Come in." She went inside. He preceded her to the living-room. While he remained standing, she sat on the divan. "Did you hear about Tanner and Melania?" "Yes, I heard that they're engaged but …

After the Kiss

A month had passed since the cocktail party and after trying rather unsuccessfully to get Melania to see him or to answer his calls, he finally heard from her. She called him that morning and asked him to meet her outside of the office building where she worked. The call was brief and Melania hung …

Tanner and Melania Have Lunch

Tanner was waiting downstairs in the lobby for her. Melania smiled when she saw him and they hugged. "Hello," she said when they drew apart. He looked and smelled good. "No jacket?" "It's in the car." His gaze traveled over her. "Aren't you cold with your legs bare like that?" he asked. His eyes darkened …

Dushan Shows Chioma His Tattoo

"What's wrong, Dushan?" Chioma asked. She could tell right away that something was on his mind. He seemed distracted. Was he still upset that she had to cancel their plans for last night? She had been bitterly disappointed that she couldn't see him but she had a last minute assignment--the Women's International Forum. She had …

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