Antonia Visits Laird

Antonia watched them--Martina and her male friend. They had just come out of the restaurant and were standing in front, laughing and talking. It was the attractive black man who had been at the wedding. His fiancée had been there too. As Antonia watched them, she wondered if Laird and the man's fiancée knew that …

The Photographer

He watched her, camera ready to take pictures.  She didn't seem to notice him as she stood there, alone, apart from the others, in the black off the shoulder dress and wearing what looked like tassel earrings.  He knew because his ex-girlfriend used to wear them too. He was supposed to be circulating around the …

The Mistake/Beginnings #writephoto

He was in the foyer removing his hat and gloves when Flora walked.  He put them on the table. “Here are the pen and paper you asked for, Sir,” she said handing them to him.  She was dressed in her coat and hat. “Thank you, Flora,” he said, taking them from her.  “Are you going …

The Gazebo

When Aubrey got the job of photographer at Harper Magazine, she didn’t expect to meet Olivia Cromwell, the famous mystery writer or fall in love with her brother, Brent.  The way Brent and she met was quite unexpected.  It happened one afternoon when she had accompanied Susannah, her employer to the Cromwell estate in Yorkshire. …

International Day of the Girl

On my twelfth birthday, I sat on the cold ground in a corner of a dark room with my knees drawn up to my chin and my arms wrapped around them as the tears rolled down my dirty cheeks.   I couldn’t sleep.   I didn’t want to sleep because I was afraid that he would come back and hurt …

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