Breaking It Off

There was no getting around it. He had to break off the engagement. He couldn't go through with it. He was miserable. He couldn't continue like this. All he wanted was Leticia. To hell with the company. It was like a bloody thorn in his side. He had been a fool to give up what …

Matt’s Story

A couple of years ago, my world as I knew it was turned upside down.  I was 17 and at my cousin, Rose's wedding.  At the reception, a relative who had way too much to drink, put his arm around me and said, "I don't know about the rest of the family but I'm sure …

No Sale

  “Mother, you can’t be serious,” Matt exclaimed. “I’m dead serious, Matt.  I’m going to sell the house.  It’s too big for me.  All of you kids have moved out and have your own families.  I’m going into a retirement home so it doesn’t make any sense for me to keep the house.  I’ve gotten …

Cute Talk

“I can’t believe that Luke Perry is dead.” “Who’s Luke Perry?” “He was before your time, Andrea.  Here’s a photo of him.” “He’s cute but not as cute as Shawn Mendes.” “Who’s he?” Andrea rolled her eyes.  “Really, Mom?  You don’t know who Shawn Mendes is?” “No.” Sigh.  “Here’s my wallpaper of him.” “He’s cute …

Not a Jolly Christmas

It was Christmas but she wasn't feeling jolly.  Her relationship with Bo was over.  They'd been dating for a year and just when she thought that things were getting serious between them, he broke up with her.  She'd sat there on the park bench, stunned.  She hadn't seen it coming.  She was speechless. "Why?" she …

Denying Love

Chase just finished having dinner with his girlfriend, Mia at her flat when his cell rang.  He plucked it out of his breast pocket and flipped it open, grimacing when he saw the number displayed.  "Hello, Alexa." "Hi, Chase, I'm sorry to be bothering you but I'm stuck here." "Where are you?" "I'm outside of …

Family Affairs

“You’re the most infuriating, insufferable, arrogant man I have ever met,” she fumed. He looked unperturbed.  “Is this what you came all the way over here to tell me?” he asked.  “You could have just as easily phoned me and save yourself an hour’s drive.” “I wanted to tell you what I think of you …

Not His Type

She stood at the window watching Byron Ellsworth walking on the grounds with Eliza Forrester.  They stopped under the window and talked.  He said something and Eliza threw back her head, her chestnut hair bouncing about her shoulders and laughed.  It was then that she looked up and saw Kiara.  She stopped laughing and said …

The Engagement Party

It was her friend Zoe’s engagement party and it was being held at Lord’s The Home of Cricket.  It was a beautiful venue.  Dinner was to be held in the elegantly furnished and intimate Writing Room.  On the walls hung paintings of cricketing scenes such as an imaginary game between England and Australia watched by …

Friends

They started out as friends. Talked for hours on the phone. Went out for pizza or to the movies when they didn't have any other plans.  Some Saturday nights they would order in spicy Thai food while watching classic or foreign movies.   They didn't know exactly when their feelings for each other began to change. …

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