In Washington

They were in Washington. They arrived Friday night and Shandra was relieved that she had her own room. After dumping her stuff off, she went to check out his suite which was massive. She had been worried that they would end up sharing it but there was a last minute cancellation and his agent, Mia …

The Last Day in Hanoi

She sat in her room. Today was their last day in Hanoi. In a few hours they were going to be on a plane heading back to Chicago. She didn't want to leave. She was afraid that things would go back to how they were between Ryker and her--friends and colleagues--well, director and assistant. There …

A Night Out in Hanoi

"Wow! You look amazing!" She smiled shyly. "Thank you. You look amazing too." "Thanks. I've never seen you wear your hair like that before. It suits you and so does the dress." "Thank you. I don't wear my hair like this because it's so thick. And I bought this dress because I liked the style …

Joe Goes Clubbing

I must be out of my mind, Joe thought to himself. I'm actually going to a nightclub which I have never done in my entire life. I'll probably be the oldest person there. Love certainly makes us do crazy things sometimes. "You look so adorable," Kalisha said. "Adorable?" She laughed. "Adorable and sexy." "Sexy is …

Two More Days

I didn't want to think about it but I only had two more days with Maxime and then he would be leaving New York. He told me yesterday when we were together. We were both sad about it and wished that he could stay indefinitely. Today, we are going taking a day trip to Sleepy …

Not a Total Waste

Melania lay on her bed. It was Canada Day but she wasn't in any mood to celebrate. Her Aunt Kira had invited her to spend the day with her and Uncle Joel but she declined. "I'll spend a quiet day today," she said. "Are you sure?" Kira asked her. "Joel and I would love to …

Roman Women

Looking at the inscription, Petra remarked, “She’s identified as Quintus Creticus’s daughter and Crassus’s wife.” “That isn’t surprising,” her mother replied. “In ancient Rome the naming of women was different from the nomenclature for men.  Women didn’t have any individual first names but the feminine forms of their fathers’ names.  Sometimes, numerical adjectives were used to …

Enough, Already

"Isn't that Boris, Cate's fiance?" Mrs. Courtenay asked her husband, Phillip as they waited to be seated. "Yes, I believe it is." "Then, what is he doing with that girl?" "Perhaps they are just friends, Hyacinth." "I doubt that very much." "Let's not jump to any conclusions." They were escorted to their table. On the …

Bertina’s Discovery

It was Friday afternoon and school was over. After grabbing her coat from her locker, Bertina was walking down the corridor towards the front doors of the building when her cousin, Anaya called her on her cell. "Hello, Anaya." "Hello, Bertina. I went to the Olivier Awards at the London Palladium on Saturday?" "How was …

The Baptist

“If John the Baptist were alive today, people would think he’s zany.” “I guess so.” “Can you imagine him walking around our city, wearing clothes made from camel’s hair with a leather belt and eating locusts and honey?  If he were to preach about the Kingdom of Heaven in public, he would be arrested. “He’s …

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