Linh Makes a Discovery

Linh still couldn't believe that Thao wanted a divorce or that he had been cheating on her all this time. Who was the other woman and why wouldn't he tell her? It couldn't be someone she knew. She didn't know anyone there in Seattle. Most of their friends were in Da Nang or Hanoi. Was …

Thao Asks Linh for a Divorce

Linh made her way in the garden to where Thao was waiting for her. When he came home for work earlier that evening, he asked her to meet him in the garden after dinner. When she saw the expression on his face, she knew that it wasn't for a romantic rendezvous or anything of the …

Making Decisions & Future Plans

The test had come back negative. She wasn't pregnant. She had hoped she was because of her late period and the metallic taste in mouth which turned out to as a result of the over-the-counter multi-vitamins she was taking. Bitter disappointment had filled her when she saw the one horizontal line on the display of …

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 …

At the Conference

It was a nice, sunny Monday morning in Detroit and Thorpe was at the International Banquet & Conference Center where the 3-day conference was taking place. There were lots of familiar faces but he was surprised to see one of them. He had been talking to a couple of people when he spotted her. She …

The Ex

"I've been away on business before and you've never acted like this. What's so different about this time?" "I'm acting like this because you're going to Detroit." "That's where the convention is taking place." "How convenient!" "What do you mean by that?" "Detroit is where your ex-wife is." "Yes, so?" "Are you going to see …

Resolution and Revelation

He stood there in the open doorway, thinking about roses and rain. Last night it had rained cats and dogs and as he lay there in the bed, staring up at the ceiling while Linh slept, he thought of the time when Marguerite and he were making love in her room. On the nightstand was …

Linh’s Annual Visit

Thao's wife arrived that afternoon and Thao had called Marguerite before leaving the office to let her know he was on his way to the airport. Marguerite had hoped that his wife have called to say that she couldn't come this summer but, no such luck. She was going to have to put up with …

Complicated

My name is Marguerite. I am living with a man who is my guardian, sponsor and lover. We met two years ago when I was still in high-school and living with my grandmother who passed away shortly after. I was in Barnes & Nobel and browsing in the Religion section when I sensed that someone …

Afiya’s Story

I'm a Somalian student who met and fell in love with an older Lebanese man. I met him through a mutual friend during Ramadan. I was immediately attracted to him and I could tell that he was attracted to me too but the friend who introduced us warned me not to get my hopes up. …

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