Natalie’s Phone Message

Gina was in the bedroom about to remove her shoes when the phone rang. She didn't feel like answering it so she let the machine pick. She pulled over her shoes and wriggled her toes. That felt good. "Hi Gina, it's Natalie. I was at Yorkdale today, shopping for a birthday present for my mother. …

Back in Chicago

Several weeks had gone by since their return to Chicago from Hanoi. It was casual Friday and she was on her way to do some shopping when Ryker walked over to her cubicle. Her gaze traveled slowly and deliberately over him. He looked amazing in the black turtle-neck sweater and the navy blue suit. "Melissa …

Ruth Finds Out About Buenos Aires

"That was quite a meeting," Ben remarked as he and Ruth made their way back to the office. They had a business meeting in the Angel Meeting Room at Frequency Angel with eight other people. "Yes. It was very productive. And the meeting room was spacious with lots of natural light. It's ideal for board …

In Portland

"Are you cold?" Hank asked Ede. They had just stepped outside of the airport and were going to the pick-up location for a taxicab to take them to his mother's house in Hawthorne. "Not really," she replied as her eyes darted everywhere with excitement. They were finally in Portland after a very long flight. Being …

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 …

Dinner & Dessert

Nita debated whether or not to tell Paul about her run in with Angie but decided to keep it to herself. No sense in spoiling their evening together. They were having dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House. She had never been there before but had heard good things about it. It was a comfortable atmosphere …

Laird Reveals the Ugly Truth

"Laird, I need to talk to you about your sister," Mr. Pendlebury said. They were in Laird's flat, sitting at the dining table. Martina wasn't there. She had gone shopping with her mother. Laird was really not in the mood to talk about Antonia. "What about her?" he asked dispassionately. "She's in a really bad …

Shopping for Melania’s Birthday Present

It was Civic Holiday and Matt was at Yorkdale Mall shopping for a birthday present for Melania. Her birthday was on Friday. He wanted to get her something nice, something she would really like but he wasn't sure what that would be. He was tempted to call Kira for ideas but decided that it probably …

My Two Dates with Anwar

School is out and I'm on my way home when Anwar walks up to me. My heart begins to pound and I can barely hide my excitement. The cutest guy in the entire school is standing right here in front of me. "Hi Rosalie." I smile shyly. "Hi Anwar." "Are you going to the Christmas …

Her Boss

It was her first day back to work after a month long vacation in Jamaica.  Since she left there ten years ago, she hadn't visited until now and was happy that she did.  She had forgotten the verdant mountainsides, crystalline rivers and white beaches surrounded by a turquoise sea.  She stayed with her cousin, Winston …

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