Teona and Vance

It was Friday afternoon and he was going home at a reasonable hour for the first time in weeks. He was looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend. He stepped out into the bright sunshine. The sun felt good on his face. Usually, it was dark when he left the office. Some times he …

What Might Have Been…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It was late Sunday afternoon. Father Morelli was in the sanctuary reading a prayer book. He had done two masses for the day and now he could spend the remainder of the day with family or friends or on his own. He could do with the R&R. It had been …

A Poem in Patois

PHOTO PROMPT © LIsa Fox "Mama, why did the pastor read that poem about a preacher named Uriah? Was he a real person?" "I don't know. It's possible that Louise Bennett knew someone like that." "Did she write the poem?" "Yes." "Did she speak English?" "Of course, she did. She was Jamaican." "Then, why couldn't I …

Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

A Wandering Mind

"How long Pastor's prayer is this morning," I muse.  My mind turns to our need for salvation and the price Jesus paid for it.  Words form and with zest, I scribble Jesus Paid it All on the flyleaf of my hymnbook. 41 Words Image from Soundcloud.com This post is based on Elvina Hall who, one …

Christmas Eve in Portland

"What's going through that beautiful head of yours?" Hank asked Ede as she stood there by the fireplace, studying him. It was Christmas Eve and they were in the living-room. His mother was upstairs taking a nap. "I'm still trying to picture you as a little terror." He laughed. "Believe it or not, I was. …

Hank Questions Ede

It was Saturday and they were having lunch at Ede's grandmother's house. Ede could tell that something was troubling Pastor Hank. He wasn't his usual jovial self. He was pleasant when interacting with her grandmother but a few times, she caught him watching her with an guarded expression on his face. She couldn't wait to …

Sports, University & Christmas

"That was a fantastic game," Ede said. "I mean look at the way those guys were all over the field and how they...." Her eyes were dancing as she talked. Hank wondered if she had any idea of how beautiful she looked at that moment. They were back at the community center. He had another …

At the Community Center

Hank was sitting on the bench at the community center when Anaïs walked over to him. "Hello, Pastor Hank." "Hello, Anaïs." "I didn't expect to run into you here but I'm glad I did. I'm here to sign up for a Fitness Kickboxing class." "That's great. I'm here because I teach Vegan and Vegetarian cooking …

Ede’s Rival

"Did you have a good birthday yesterday, Ede?" Ede was at the cosmetic shop where her friend worked. It was Isoka's lunch break and they were sitting outside in the shade. They had just finished having something to eat. "Yes, I did, Isoka." The highlight was when Pastor Hank called her in the morning to …

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