The Past, Present & Future

"So, are you nervous?" Melania asked Tanner. They were at his place. She was lying on the rug with her head propped up by her hand. In the background soft music played. It was Friday evening. She was spending the weekend with him. "Nervous about what?" "The wedding. It's two weeks away." "No, I'm not …

Survived to be Sold

Viewbug Image It was suffocating, dark and crammed with shackled slaves.  There were no toilets in the catacombs where they were kept before being taken to the auction block to be inspected and sold.  She was one of the lucky ones who had survived the long and harrowing journey across the sea to Zanzibar. The …

Pike’s Purchase

Passenger Angus Pike stood on the deck of the Unicorn, his blue eyes scanning the horizon.  All around him the sea stretched out endlessly.  It lapped against the capricious vessel as it headed to Liverpool. Below, in his cabin, cowering, was the young slave woman who was to be his wife’s maid and his lover. …

Hart and Liliana Meet

Weeks had passed since he returned from San Jose. He went there a year after the anniversary of Coco's death. Eleven years seemed like a long time. They said that time heals the pain of losing someone you loved but that wasn't true. The passage of time may take the edge off of the pain …

Honeymoon in Praiano

They were in beautiful and romantic Praiano. After their wedding which was a small and intimate affair--a church service followed by a sumptuous lunch at their favorite restaurant, they went to his place where they spent the rest of the afternoon until it was time to head up to the airport for their flight to …

Praise God for the Exodus

When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion. The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.  What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back? O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O …

Remembering Coco

Photo by Bradley Harris I stood on the beach, gazing out at the calm sea, remembering Coco.  I still think about her even though she died eleven years ago from a severe Asthma attack.  Sadness crept into my eyes and regret etched my face.  She was a beautiful girl whom I loved very much.  I …

Down, But Not Out

When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you - Isaiah 43:1, 2, The Living Bible) Image by Larastock "A …

Blogs, Dresses and Wedding Plans

"Felt and bobbles." Mats looked at Abi. "Pardon me?" "It's a topic I'm thinking posting on my blog--felt hats vs bobble hats. I'm curious to see which most women prefer." "Why would that be an interesting topic?" "Well, women are interested in fashion and I thought it would be fun to do a post on …

Celebration and Commitment

Boris was out taking a walk. It was early evening. He had stopped by Tulia's apartment to see if she wanted to join him but she wasn't there. Too bad. It would have been nice. He thoroughly enjoyed her company. They had been seeing each other regularly for several months now. As he walked in …

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