Lunch With Grandpa

PHOTO PROMPT © John Nixon "Why are you here, Grandpa?" "Well, I--" "Did you think that you and I were having lunch today?" "Well, I--" "It's tomorrow, Grandpa, not today. It's too bad you came all this way. Did you get a ride?" "No, I took the bus." "The next bus should be here in …

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Anna Spots Matt

Anna was out jogging when she spotted Matt. He was just standing there outside of what she assumed was the condo building where he lived next to a bike which was probably his. She debated whether or not to go over there and talk to him. She was still really cut up about spilling the …

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Not Fit for Father

Photo by Russell Gayer “Adun, you can’t be serious!” Mrs. Orou exclaimed.  “Maman, all it needs is a good washing and cleaning and it’ll look as good as new,” her son replied.  “Father Desjardins can’t ride in that.” Adun grimaced.  “He’s a priest, not God Almighty.” “Don’t you give me any sass, Adun Orou.  Father …

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The Barbecue

"You're not his type." If that smile were meant to take the sting out of her words it didn’t work.  Kay was smarting from it.  “I don’t mean to upset you, Kay, but I thought I would warn you because I have seen the way you look at Quinn every time you see him.  I …

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The Funeral

It was a gloomy day with intermittent spurts of rain.  It was as if nature itself was mourning the loss of a great woman.  Tracy was not surprised at the large turnout. The church was packed as many came to pay their respects and pay homage to Mrs. Gladys Townsend, the dear lady whom she …

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A Model Moment

She stood there watching as the evening unfurled, a solitary figure in a room filled with people from the fashion and business world.  She was there by invitation from her friend, a fashion photographer.  She felt so out of place.  She wasn't used to be around such glamorous people.  Several people thought she was a model. …

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Friends

They started out as friends. Talked for hours on the phone. Went out for pizza or to the movies when they didn't have any other plans.  Some Saturday nights they would order in spicy Thai food while watching classic or foreign movies.   They didn't know exactly when their feelings for each other began to change. …

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The Vicar’s Daughter

After she had put some distance between Mr. Rivers' property and herself, Dora stopped to examine her torn dress.  She was panting and her heart was racing.  She was lucky that all she suffered from her foolish decision to take a shortcut through Mr. Rivers' property was a torn skirt.  He had set his savage …

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