Out of the Bag

He hated cats, especially this one hiding among his books.  Millicent adopted it because she felt sorry for it.  She liked to rescue things and help people.  She was so good, it nauseated him.  Everyone said that he was lucky to have such a devoted wife but he didn’t think so.  If it weren’t for …

With Friends Like These…

It was in between classes and I was hanging around in front of the lockers. To pass the time before my next class, I decided to look at the photos I had taken of Dae. I didn't hear Veronica and Radika as they walked up behind me and peered over my shoulder so I was …

Ryker Shows Up

Ryker walked in just before the photo shoot began. It was her second one. She was still miffed with him but was glad to see him too. He looked very handsome dressed in all black. "How good of you to show up," she said. "After that telling off you gave me yesterday, I had to …

The Cosmos Magazine Shoot

Stuart leaned against the doorframe, his head turned to his left, smiling, one hand in a pocket and the other holding a hat. He was at a friend's villa where he was to be interviewed by Jacqueline Moore, a staff writer for Cosmos Magazine. They were doing a spread on him. Before the interview, he …

Papa

One thing I will always be grateful to Papa for is passing on the passions of painting, music and the love of nature. I remember when I was a little girl, while Beethoven, Bach or Mozart, his favorites, played in the background, he would paint. The music seemed to calm and inspire him at the …

Matt’s Bummer Afternoon

“What’s the matter, Matt?” Dad asked.  The seven year old stood there looking disinterestedly at the fierce dragon on display.  All around them people were taking photos, children were chattering with excitement as they took turns standing next to it.  Matt had been looking forward to this for weeks but for some inexplicable reason he …

The Forced Sale

"You sold your land to Marjorie Reynolds?  Why would you do something so stupid?" "I was planning to sell it anyway," he lied.  "I don't want to be tied down anymore." "You could have sold it to anyone but her." "She offered me cash." "What's she got over you, Wade?" Wade turned away to hide …

What We See

“What do you see?” Lara asked the group as they sat watching slides of photos she had taken of her last trip. “I see an ape’s skull,” Veronica said. “I see an odd shaped rock,” Betty said. “I see God’s creation,” Ruth said after some hesitation and received curious stares. Betty rolled her eyes.  “I’m …

The Cruise

He sat back in the chair, arms over the sides, his long legs crossed, watching her as she did her stretches on the deck.  He watched her, wanting her and kicking himself for it.  His attraction for her was like a fever, burning him up inside and a sickness that seemed to grow worse.  At …

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