How to Pray

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.  But you, when you pray, go into your room, and …

Gina Goes to Tanner

"What do you want, Gina?" "You don't look happy to see me." "Should I be?" "What's the matter, Tanner?" "I think you know." "I had to tell Matt about you and her." "Why?" "He deserved to know the truth." "Since when do you care about the truth, Gina?" "What do you mean?" "You kept the …

The Gentleman Rogue

My name’s Rune.  It’s a Scandinavian name which means “secret”.  Women find it intriguing because they associate it with folklore and mystery.  They are drawn to me like flies to honey.  I take advantage of their infatuations and frivolous attentions.  They are foolish, lonely and gullible women who lap up my declarations of love.  Some …

Dushan Bumps into Evelyn

It was just after 12:30pm on Saturday. The weather was not unpleasantly cold. He didn't need to wear a scarf which he didn't like wearing. His gloves were in the pockets of his jacket in case he needed them. The snow had which had fallen a few days ago had long since melted. After being …

Behind These Walls…

Photo of Château de Saulxures - Wikipedia It sat there, languishing, the beautiful chateau, which used to be bustling with life. It was the place where everybody who was anybody went. Many extravagant parties were thrown there. The owner, Jean Monet and his lovely wife, Margot who left their vineyard in Bordeaux to move to …

His Brother’s Widow

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God - 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 He watched her, his …

No Longer Amish

I screamed but no one heard me. They couldn't. My screams were silent--inside. I screamed because my husband dragged me across the floor over to the bed where he raped me. He had raped me before. The first time he did, I got pregnant but miscarried. When I told my parents about the first rape, …

Monifa’s Whereabouts

It was one of those misty mornings in the summer. It reminded him of the times Monifa and he went for walks. He remembered that it was on the morning of Holy Thursday when he had told her about the hot cross buns his mother used to make every year for Good Friday because it …

Laird Lunches With Emma

Laird was leaving the coffee shop when he spotted Emma, his colleague Bradley's wife. Tucking the newspaper under the arm carrying the coffee, he used his free hand to open the door. She was just passing by when he called out to her. She turned and her face broke into a big smile. "Hello, Laird." …

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