Born to be An Artist

Photo by Brenda Cox Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be an artist.  While my siblings and friends played, I sketched.  I sketched people, places, nature and still life.  I could spend hours and hours just sketching but, I always did my chores.  When I was older, I painted watercolors, which …

With A Little Help…

"How many more photo shoots do I have to do?" Shaelyn asked Gilles when they were finished. "Don't you like doing them?" "I don't because I'm not a model and I feel so self-conscious." "Have you told Ryker this?" "Yes, several times but you know Ryker. Once he has made up his mind..." "Yes. And …

A Bitter Taste

Antonia watched Laird and Martina, anxious for them to leave. It was torture seeing them together. After Martina and Mr. Pendlebury returned to the drawing-room, talking and laughing, Laird had immediately left her to join them. Even though she lived there, she felt like an outsider and she hated Martina for that. Laird, oblivious to …

Her Lover

She was a student at the University of London. He was a successful, entrepreneur who traveled between London and Seoul. He had homes in both cities. He was an older man and he was her lover. They met two years ago at a coffee shop over the summer break. He saw her, approached her and …

The Prodigal Daughter

Gerhardt was in the study poring over papers he had brought home from the office when there was a knock on the door. "Yes?" The door opened and Benson stood in the doorway. "What is it, Benson?" "Sir, you have a visitor." "Who is it?" "It's Miss Frances Dormer, the late Mrs. Müller's sister." Helena's …

Melody

He was a rich and successful man. Those who knew him described him as "diligent and debatable." He was hard-working, industrious, meticulous, contentious and controversial. He butted heads with lots of people. He was always engaged in a battle of wits and more times than not, he emerged the victor. He was an ambitious man …

A Different Direction

One day I got tired of writing mundane stories about film stars, politicians, writers and other famous people. I guess people would think I'm crazy. How could I be bored with such stuff, they would wonder. Well, believe it or not, I was. I wanted to do something different with my life. I have always …

Traci’s Past

His heart skipped a beat as he watched Traci coming up the path.  It had been four years since she walked out of the condo penthouse with the unobstructed views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and Olympic and out of his life with no goodbye or explanation.  When he came home to an empty place, …

Riches

She was rich and successful She had everything she Wanted and more… Life was exciting Full of events, parties, charities Money was never an issue She could buy whatever she wanted fly off to any part of the world. She had been in and out of Relationships. This new one seemed promising He was as …

Alice Ball

Alice Ball was the pharmaceutical chemist who developed a medical treatment for Leprosy, giving hope to millions.  Leprosy is a dreaded disease.  It has been around since biblical times.  It is disfiguring and it filled its sufferers with hopelessness.  In the US people with Leprosy were forcibly removed from their homes and detained indefinitely in …

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