Rosalie Gives Maxime the Third Degree

"So, how was your weekend in London?" Rosalie asked Maxime. "It was extremely enjoyable." "Really?" Rosalie replied. "And what did you two do that made it so extremely enjoyable?" "As you know, we went to see Swan Lake matinee show." "Yes and what did you do afterwards?" "Why are you so interested in how I …

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The Politician’s No-Brainer

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda Before leaving for a press conference, he met his secretary, Shondra in the garden. “Thanks for the tulips,” she said. “You’re welcome.  They’re from Hannah and me.” “Please thank her for me.” “I will.  Any plans for tonight?” “No.  It’s going to be a quiet birthday.” “Maybe we could celebrate …

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Matt Calls Melania

It was the retirement party for Richard Forbes, the manager at the company. It was held at the Hilton Hotel in their biggest ballrooms. Melania showed up alone and felt underdressed when she saw the other guests. She hadn't planned on going but Mr. Forbes' secretary, Hannah had encouraged her to go. She got a …

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Maxime Confronts Rosaline

Rosaline went over to the desk to put that day's mail into the in tray when her eyes fell on a piece of notepad paper with Maxime's handwriting on it. It had flight details from to London that Friday afternoon. She picked it up and read it again. Why was Maxime going to London? And …

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New Shirts & the Step-daughter

"Hello, Gideon." "Hello, Pete. How are Fiona and the kids?" "They're doing well, thanks. How is Ruth?" "She's fine, thanks." "And how are things between you and Chelsey?" Chelsey was George's step-daughter. "They're much better." "Good. I'm happy to hear that. Here to buy more shirts?" "Yes. This the only place in the world where …

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Tough Times

Photo by Roger Bultot "How's it going, Joni?" Radica asked me as we stood outside of the antique shop. I look at her.  How would she react if I were to tell her that in exchange for free rent I’m having sex with my landlord?  I’ve no choice.  I’m a single mother.  I can’t lose …

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Finding love in Gambia

He was a widower with no children and lived on a ranch.  Every morning before he drove into the city to the manufacturing company he founded, he donned his favorite black hat, pulled on a shirt and pair of jeans, a denim jacket, complete with a pair of Exotic Natural Python Pointed Toe Cowboy Boots …

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Dinner on the Boat

"What's that you're drinking?" "Pickle Juice." "Pickle Juice?" "Yes. Want some?" She made a face. "No, thank you!" "It's good for you, you know. I've been drinking it for years. Athletes drink it." "What's it good for?" "I can give you ten good reasons. It soothes muscle cramps. It helps you stay hydrated. It’s a …

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An Unexpected Turn

Hours after Sister Riegel had stopped by his office to see him, Father Kiesler walked in. "I apologize for being late," he said to Gracelyn. "Something came up." Truth be told, he had been in the "secret" room with Monifa. When she hadn't shown up to the rectory last night and he became very worried, …

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A Fitting Farewell

Father Kiesler stood there watching as the church sanctuary quickly filled up. It seemed like the entire community was there to pay their respects to Father Schmidt who had suffered a heart attack a few days ago and died. It was Sister Augustin who found him slumped over his desk in the office. She had …

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