Ruth Learns of Dushan’s Engagement

Chelsey walked into the drawing room and stood by the fireplace. Her mother was sitting on the sofa. "Where's Gideon?" she asked. "He's gone to the store. He said he needed another pair of shoes. I can't imagine why he would need another pair when he already has so many pairs." "So, what are you …

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 …

Hank on the Beach

It was after six in the evening. Hank was relaxing on the beach enjoying the cool sea breeze and the sunshine. He wondered if he would hear from Ede. He hadn't been able to stop thinking about her since they met on Friday. As he walked past the store, he noticed her standing behind the …

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 …

Spilling the Beans

She walked past the store, barely acknowledging the sign outside the store she used to frequent when she was a child.  She was on her way to Michelle’s home to have lunch.  Was he going to be there?  She hoped not.  She was getting tired of fending off his unwanted advances.  How could he think …

Zhen’s Dream

Face pressed against the window, Zhen stared at the woman trying on the red shoes while her husband, in the expensive suit sat there.  One of these days, I’ll be like her, trying on fancy shoes in a fancy store and married to a man in a fancy suit. “Daydreaming again?” an impatient voice asked.  …

Beauty Rest

Just recently I was thinking about this nursery rhyme: Early to bed, Early to rise. Makes a man, Wealthy and Wise. I guess I was thinking about it because I have a very bad habit of going to bed late at night and struggling to get up early in the morning.  Sometimes I feel as …

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