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 …

Happier Days

Photo by Roger Bultot It was late summer and for their second date, he took her to the street food festival.  Holding hands, they squeezed through the crowd.  “Lana, what would you like to try?” “The Greek Jewish food.” They barely finished eating the food when it began to rain.  Fortunately, he lived close by.  …

Maxime Confronts Rosalie

Rosalie went over to the desk to put that day's mail into the in tray when her eyes fell on a piece of notepad paper with Maxime's handwriting on it. It had flight details from Newquay to London that Friday afternoon. She picked it up and read it again. Why was Maxime going to London? …

Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

Not A Chance Meeting

Weeks had passed since he went to that quiet, peaceful place where he met her. Why hadn't he gone there? Why had he stayed away even though he wanted to be there? Why was he avoiding her? What was he afraid of? Of feeling again? Of living again? Of moving on? Why should he be …

Derrick’s Past & Amelie’s Pregnancy

"I told Gladys that you're pregnant," Derrick told Amelie. They had been so thrilled when they found out in early October that Amelie was expecting their first child. "I bet she was very pleased." "Yes, she was. She's excited about being an aunt." "I wonder if she's going to tell Edward." "It's possible that she …

Jitters, Reflections and a Phone Call

It was her wedding day. She should have been thrilled but she couldn't help worrying that something might go wrong. What if Jerome's ex crashed the wedding? What if she showed up and made a nasty scene? He had broken up with her many weeks ago and she could well imagine how that must have …

A New Lease on Life

Some years ago, I was down in the dumps because I found out that my girlfriend, Rachel was cheating on me. I was hurt and livid. After I tore into her, I left her flat and drove for how long, I don't remember. I was tempted to go to a bar and get plastered but …

When Overwhelmed, Seek God

I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord - Psalm 77:1, 2 Sometimes God allows trials in our lives, but don't be discouraged. It's always for a good reason. It could be Him trying to …

Canada’s New National Holiday

Image by Government of Canada Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This holiday was proposed in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which under Action 80 called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, to establish a statutory holiday “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, …

%d bloggers like this: