Dinner With Olivia

It was Saturday evening and Layne was waiting outside of the mansion for Olivia. He expected her to arrive at any minute. She had called earlier that day to remind him about their date. "I didn't forget, you know," he told her. "I didn't want to take any chances," was her reply. "By the way, …

Professor Moore’s Questions

"Hello, Selene," "Hello, Professor Moore." "I need to ask you a personal question. You can tell me to my face that it's none of my business." Curious now, she asked, "What's the question?" "Are you dating anyone?" After she recovered from her surprise, she shook her head and replied, "No, I'm not dating anyone." "Do …

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 …

Ten Years Later…

Safina was in London. She had been there for six years. Before that she had been in Cape Town, staying with a relative. She went there after being fired from her job with the Setons, a wealthy English couple living in Lagos. They fired her when they discovered that she had been having a relationship …

Dinner & Plans for Christmas

He was on his way to meet Chioma for dinner and was really looking forward to it. They were having it at Portland, a casual fine dining restaurant. He had been there last year with a group of friends and had enjoyed the private dining experience. It felt nice going openly to restaurants instead of having …

On the Farm

"That was invigorating, wasn't it?" Briony said, looking at Tadeas. They were standing at the paddock after they had returned from horse riding. They were on her family's farm just outside of London. They had driven up there just after ten in the morning. It was a beautiful day so it was a treat exploring …

Antonia Visits the Art Gallery

It was Friday, the day before Laird's wedding. Antonia was feeling really cut up about it but what could she do about it? As much as she wanted to, she couldn't prevent it from happening. Tomorrow, she was going to sit in the church and pretend to be happy like everyone else when she was …

Hank’s Last Day in Portland

He was going to miss coming here to this spot where he spent hours reflecting, praying and enjoying his surroundings. Hopefully, there will be places of solitude in Cotonou where he could spend time alone with God and nature. He had been a pastor since he was twenty-five and now he was fifty. People were …

Lunch at the Club

He sat there watching her. She was easily one of the most beautiful women he had ever laid eyes on. She looked to be in her late thirties to mid-forties. He hoped that she wasn't married or already in a relationship. He was happy that his father had talked him into having lunch with him …

Aiko’s Grievance

"I was reading about the Lucy Stone League," Aiko said to her husband, Hiraku. "What's that?" he asked glancing up from his cell phone. "It's a women’s rights organization founded in 1921 was named after Lucy Stone, the first married woman in the United States to carry her birth name through life. She married in 1855. The League was first group …

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