Layne Tells All

Layne was waiting for Olivia inside the lobby of his office building. He had called her last night after Sable left his flat. "Are you free tomorrow evening?" he asked. "Yes. Why?" "Remember you said to call you if I needed a friend?" "Yes and I meant it." "Can you meet me tomorrow evening at …

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Olivia Discovers the Truth

After what happened between Sable and him before dinner at the mansion last night, he knew that it was pointless and hopeless trying to forget her with another woman. And it wasn't fair to Olivia. She deserved better than a guy who was hung up on his step-mother. Tonight, he was going to end things …

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Layne’s Decision

"Olivia, I'm looking for a flat in Manchester. Can you help me?" Olivia was a friend and a real estate agent who lived in Yorkshire but worked at an agency with offices all over England. She alternated between their offices there in Yorkshire and Manchester. When Layne emailed her on Wednesday to find out when …

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Motherly Advice

iStock Photo Pinterest Image “Beware!  She’s not what she purports to be.” “You said that about Elizabeth.” “And, I was right, wasn’t I?” “Yes, but it doesn’t mean that you’re right about Marjorie.” “She’s wrong for you, James.” “Preposterous!  She’s a perfectly amiable girl, the sort of girl most mothers would approve of.” “I’m not …

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Meeting Clive

They met at her friend, Anne's engagement party. He was there with Anne's niece, Elizabeth. Anne introduced them. "This is Clive, Liz's class-mate. Clive, this is my childhood friend, Margaret." They shook hands. She blushed when she noticed the way he was looking at her. It was very obvious that he liked what he saw. …

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Two Reasons to Celebrate

Young and sassy are the words my husband use to describe me.  We are opposites.  He’s an introvert and I’m an extrovert.  He’s in his mid-fifties with grey sideburns but he still has the body and libido of a much younger man.  I'm in my late twenties and I'm trying to keep up with him. …

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Questions for Dad

"Dad, are you and Mom going to get back together?" Miguel asked his father. José shook his head.  "No, mi hijo." "Why not?" "We don't love each other anymore." "Is it because of Juanita?"  Juanita was the woman José was living with.  They met a year ago at a mutual friend's barbecue. "No.  Things changed …

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