First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

Weekend Plans & A Possible Trip

I glanced at my watch. It was near mid-night. Time to leave. I gently extricated myself from Sarika and sat up in the bed. "What's wrong, Trishan?" she asked. "Nothing." The truth was, I wished that I hadn't had sex with her. I should have made up some excuse but it was her birthday and …

Back in Jacksonville

He was back in Jacksonville after spending eight weeks on a teaching mission in Kigali, Rwanda. He was still readjusting to the time difference. Rwanda was six hours ahead. "You still haven't told me about your mission trip to Rwanda. How was it?" "It was very good. I'm happy I decided to do it." "I …

Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

Outdoor Dining & a Trip to Rome

It was a Sunday evening and they were on their way to Dalloway Terrace to have dinner. Dushan was in the living-room waiting for Chioma. She walked into the room and stood there, facing him. "How do I look?" she asked. His eyes traveled slowly over her. "You look amazing in that dress," he said. …

Chelsey’s Birthday Celebration

"Does your mother know that you have a tattoo?" Gideon asked Chelsey. "No. She'll probably flip out if she does. You're not going to tell her, are you?" "No. That's for you to do." "I suppose I will have to tell her sometime." "Is that the only one?" "Yes." "Good." "I guess you don't approve …

Chelsey’s Birthday Lunch

It was Chelsey's 19th birthday and she was meeting her mother for lunch. It was a nice little family restaurant which she used to go with her father. The last time she was there was a couple of years ago with a few friends. It hadn't changed much. Last night her mother had made the …

Chelsey’s Visit

He was looking out the window when he saw a taxi pull up. The door opened and Chelsey got out. She looked up and saw him. After waving, she turned and closed the door and the taxi drove off. She walked towards the entrance. It had been ages since he last saw her. Although he …

Laird Learns About Antonia

Laird was on his way home when he ran into his Aunt Margery. She was so happy to see him that she broke into a big smile and gave him a big hug. "It's so good to see my favorite nephew," she exclaimed. He smiled. "It's good to see you too, Aunt Margery. How are …

Happier Days

Photo by Roger Bultot It was late summer and for their second date, he took her to the street food festival.  Holding hands, they squeezed through the crowd.  “Lana, what would you like to try?” “The Greek Jewish food.” They barely finished eating the food when it began to rain.  Fortunately, he lived close by.  …

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