Still Reeling

Kalisa still couldn't believe it. She didn't want to believe it. Deandre had a girlfriend. She should have known that a handsome man like him wouldn't be single but she had hoped...What good had that hope done her? She had come to Jacksonville because of him. She had enrolled at the university where he taught …

An Unforgettable Summer

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields The glass of shells reminded him of the beach in Kigali and Kalisa. He met her when he went on a volunteer teaching mission. She was one of the community's poor and disadvantaged youths. She began staying after class to ask questions and then, they were seeing each other outside …

Disappointment & Confrontation

"I know you're very disappointed, Chelsey but I just don't feel comfortable going away and leaving your mother alone." "I know she's acting strange again but that's no reason for you to back out of our trip. You've been looking forward to it as much as I have." "Yes, I know and I'm sorry but …

Gina Visits Natalie

After leaving Matt's place, instead of going home, Gina went straight over to Natalie's and Graham's house. Her cousin seemed surprised to see her. "I didn't expect to see you until Tuesday." she asked. "What brings you here tonight?" "I had to talk to you. Are you alone?" "Yes. Graham's still at the hospital. This …

A Trip to Bath and Older Men

"Aren't you coming to Bath with us?" Chelsey asked Ruth. Ruth shook her head. "No." "How come?" "I just don't feel up to it." "It's such a beautiful day. Why would you want to spend it indoors?" "If I want to enjoy the outdoors, I can go in the garden or go into the conservatory …

The Touch

"Wow!" Velma exclaimed when Tadeas walked into her office on Friday morning. "You're looking very corporate today, Mr. Gray. Nice suit." "Thank you. I'm having lunch with my father at his club and they have a dress code there." "I see. And which club is this?" He told her. "Oh. That is an upper class, …

Losing and Finding Love

I was cleaning out my desk when I came across a picture of Susanna.  I stared it for a moment.  She was easily the most beautiful woman I had ever known.  When we met ten years ago in Aspen, it was love at first sight for me.  Her beautiful, angelic face was framed by long, …

From Self-harm to Self-love

Neeha always wore long sleeves even when it was hot and humid outside because she didn't want anyone, especially her friends to see the ugly cuts on her arms.  She wanted to stop cutting herself but she couldn't seem to.  It started when she became pregnant and told her mother who said, "Unless you get …

Jenna’s Christmas/Setting #writephoto

  She was sitting on the sofa, hugging the cushion, watching Hallmark Christmas romance movies, feeling sorry for herself when her friend and former co-worker, Kim stopped by.  She took one look at the place and her face and said, "Oh, Honey" before hugging her tightly.  "I don't have to ask how you're doing.  I …

The Handkerchief/Crossing #write photo

Two years had passed since her sister died here.  She found her in the river, among the rocks under the bridge, barely alive.  Her words still haunted her.  As she held her in her arms, Rosemary gasped, "Dangerous...he...pushed...me..." "Who's dangerous?  Who pushed you? Rosemary?  Rosemary?"  There was no answer.  Only silence.  Her beloved sister was …

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