A Fixed Car & a Friendly Chat

He finished paying the bill for the work done on his car and after thanking Adaeze, he left the shop. She was standing outside as if waiting for someone. She looked up and their eyes met. He hesitated and then, he walked up to her. "Hello," he said. "Hello." "Are you related to Adaeze?" he …

Ede’s Rival

"Did you have a good birthday yesterday, Ede?" Ede was at the cosmetic shop where her friend worked. It was Isoka's lunch break and they were sitting outside in the shade. They had just finished having something to eat. "Yes, I did, Isoka." The highlight was when Pastor Hank called her in the morning to …

The Decision

He had been praying and fasting for weeks on end. He thought about what his friend, Bernard had said after he told him that he couldn't imagine leaving the church. “You don’t have to give up your Catholic faith if you don’t want to.” And to his objection that Clara and he would be unequally …

Our Afternoon in Concord

When I dropped Mandy home, she wanted me to spend the rest of the day with her but I told her that I had things to do and asked for a raincheck. She was disappointed but after hugging and kissing me, she saw me to the door. On my way down in the elevator, I …

Ede Meets Hank

It had been several weeks since Father Desjardins left. She missed him very much, especially their talks about the Bible and religion in general. There were times when she walked through the fields, half expecting to see him or him sitting down at the picnic table at the back of her grandmother's house. She went …

Dinner at Copper Penny

It was her first day on the job but everyone was so friendly and so welcoming that the nervousness she initially felt went away. Paul's secretary met her at reception and took her up to his office. After he greeted her, he took her around and introduced her to the rest of the staff. He …

Another Busy Day

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields It was another very busy day at the shop.  Tourists flocked in and out, buying almost everything in sight.  They especially loved the hats.  I stood there, beaming.  The shop’s mine.  I opened it last year after I participated in a UN Women’s Project.    Naturally, I faced opposition …

David/Rooted #writephoto

This was the tree where David and I met after school.  He was the sweetest boy I ever knew and I always imagined that one day we would get married and have lots of children.  It never occurred to me that laws would soon be put in place to make relationships such as ours illegal. …

Sue’s Customers

To passersby, it appeared to be a regular shop but its innocuous façade concealed something far more disreputable. Men lingered at the display of slippers at the front until the owner went out, talked to them and then invited them inside. Once inside, these “customers” were shown into another room where Sue was. Like an …

The First Lunch Date

The moment he walked into the shop, she knew it was him.  She had caught a whiff of his cologne which mingled with the fragrance of the flowers.  She remembered the fragrance well and how it lingered long after he left the shop.  And here he was again, making her intensely aware of him.  She …

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