The Face-Off

Nita was on her way to Mayfaire shopping mall when she ran into Angie. Great, she thought to herself. So much for this being the perfect day. Her grip tightened on the handle of her handbag as she watched the young woman approach. "Hello, Angie," she greeted her when she reached her. Angie walked up …

Malcolm’s Story

Image by iStock I'm a single father because my wife, Keisha died in hospital. This shouldn't have happened. Keisha should still be alive and here with our son, Byron and me. Shortly after Keisha gave birth to Byron, I noticed that the fluid in her Foley catheter, the thin tube inserted in patients to drain …

Matt’s Canada Day

It was Canada Day. Usually, he spent it either with Gina and Cam or sometimes with the rest of the family but this year he decided that he was going to spend it alone. He would go for a ride and then, spend the rest of the day reading or watching television. When he felt …

Resolution and Revelation

He stood there in the open doorway, thinking about roses and rain. Last night it had rained cats and dogs and as he lay there in the bed, staring up at the ceiling while Linh slept, he thought of the time when Marguerite and he were making love in her room. On the nightstand was …

Good News, Finally

"I have good news for you, Kira. You're pregnant." Kira sat there looking stunned. Tears welled in her eyes. Finally, she had heard the words she had always longed to hear. Finally, God had answered her prayers. She couldn't wait to tell Joel the exciting news. "Wow," was all she could say at the moment. …

Matt Talks to Gina

"Gina, when was the last time that you and I were intimate?" Matt asked. "I don't remember the last time we had sex but--" "Intimacy doesn't always have to involve sex." "Well, how do you expect me to be intimate with you after you accused me of having a thing for Joel?" "You do and …

Angie Comes Clean

"Start talking, Angela." Whenever he called her by her full name, he was angry. "Amy told the truth. I'm not really pregnant." He fought hard to remain calm. "So, your pregnancy is a fake one." "Yes. I didn't mean to lie to you, Paul. Honest." "You made me believe that you were pregnant, Angela when …

Grand-mama’s Warning

"Oh, you're starting to show now," Angie's mother exclaimed in delight. "I can't wait to be a grandmother." "You're already a grandmother," Angie said dryly. "I know but it's my first from you and Paul." "With your looks, the baby will be beautiful if it's a girl and handsome if it's a boy." "I hope …

Not Captivating

"Before we study today, I just want to say that I read the book, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge which you both recommended and it was a complete waste of my time." Carole and Susan stared at her.  "Why was it a waste of time?" Susan asked, peering over her glasses. "I have a …

Blind Justice

It’s every man’s business to see justice done - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle There are organizations like Equality Now, Women For Women International and V-Day, which are dedicated to protecting the rights of women all over the world.   But long before these much needed organizations existed, there was already a human rights activist who walked …

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