Bonding Over Fish & Chips

"Thanks for taking me to the Festival," Chelsey said to Gideon when they were sitting in the restaurant. "You're welcome." "This is a nice joint. Very warm and cozy." "Yes, and they serve the best fish and chips." She smiled. "It has been a long time since I've had that." "Believe me, you'll be happy …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Dinner Invitation

Laird was on his way to Martina's place when his father called him. "Hello, Dad." "Hello, Laird. How are you?" "Other than being busy with work and wedding plans, I'm fine, thanks. How about you?" "I'm doing well, thanks. I'm calling to invite you and your fiancée to have dinner with your sister, Antonia and …

Clive Gets a Visitor

"What you doing here?" Clive asked Margaret. It unnerved him that she was right outside of the Four Seasons Hotel where he was staying. He had just returned from visiting his Aunt Caroline who was out on bail and staying with his older brother Robert and his wife while awaiting her trial. "I wanted to …

It’s Over

"What are you doing here?" She looked startled and hurt. "I wanted to see you," she said. "We were supposed to meet last night but you stood me up. And when I called to find out why, you didn't answer your phone. So, that's why I came over this evening. I wanted to see you …

A Tragic Loss

“How’s Stephanie doing?” Gail asked. “Not well at all,” Allison replied. “That isn’t surprising,” Wendy interjected.  “She just lost her 11 year old son.” “Poor woman.  I’m a mother and can’t imagine what it’s like to lose a child,” Allison said, getting misty eyed. “I visited her yesterday and she was still in a state …

Go Back…

“I had a bad experience today,” Carlos told his wife, Candis. “What happened?” “I was in a convenience store, getting bottled water when a white woman walked up to me and told me to go back to where I came from.  After I recovered from my shock, I informed her that I was born in …

Prayer Partner

She had been looking for a prayer partner for a long time but whenever she thought of someone and called her, it wasn't a good time for the person or she wasn't interested. The past year had been hard. Her marriage of fifteen years ended in divorce. They had gone for counseling but he decided …

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