Dinner & a Marriage Proposal

He was nervous but he had made up his mind that he was going to do it tonight. He had bought the ring since they returned from their trip to Sicily. There was no doubt in his mind that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He loved her and he …

A Letter From Cate

Boris was still trying to process the letter he had received from Cate. He hadn't thought about her for ages because of his relationship with Tulia and then, out of the blue, he received the letter. It was in the letterbox on Friday when he checked before heading up to his flat after coming home …

Bonding Over Fish & Chips

"Thanks for taking me to the Festival," Chelsey said to Gideon when they were sitting in the restaurant. "You're welcome." "This is a nice joint. Very warm and cozy." "Yes, and they serve the best fish and chips." She smiled. "It has been a long time since I've had that." "Believe me, you'll be happy …

Cate Finally Tells Her Parents

"What is it, Cate?" Mrs. Hardwicke asked. "You had me terribly worried when you called this morning to tell me that you had bad news. What is the bad news? It isn't Edward, is it?" "No, Mother, this isn't about Edward," Cate replied with some resentment. Edward was the apple of their mother's eye. He …

Shanice’s Story

I'm an African American Muslim high-school graduate who met and fell in love with an Iranian man. My brother, Faizan works for him. He is a wealthy man who has a home and business here in San Diego. He also has a home in Mahmoodiyeh, an affluent residential area in Tehran. He was unmarried which surprised me because …

Jozsef’s Lousy Evening

He was by the pool when Yasmeen and his brother, Sandor found him. It was obvious that he was drunk. He was a little unsteady on his feet. "What are you doing here?" he asked Sandor, his words a bit slurred. "Did she call you?" his eyes shifted to Yasmeen. "Come on, Jozsef," Sandor said …

Rahan’s Predicament

It frustrated him to no end. They had been dating for over two years but lately, her religion had become a bone of contention between them.  And sex was out of the question.  She didn’t want to have sex outside of marriage anymore.  The last time they had sex, it was three weeks ago.  It …

Remembering Luke

He had no idea that when he said goodbye to his little brother last summer, that he had seen the last of Luke on the family ranch. The next time he saw him it was in the hospital. It had been a terrible shock when his brother-in-law, his sister, Charlotte's Philip had called to break …

Drusilla’s Story

I was having lunch with my cousin, Tia. We hadn't seen each other for a while so there was a lot of catching up to do. She was working at an advertising company while I was in my third year at university. I was studying Sociology. She was engaged to a Nigerian man she met …

Hotah/Bright #writephoto

I follow him into the wood, my brave warrior. My heart is racing as I stumble between the trees which seem to clear a path to where he is. I find him at our tree, wearing a breechcloth. My breath is fast and unsteady but it's not from the exercise.  It's the sight of his …

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