Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

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 …

A Trip to Bath and Older Men

"Aren't you coming to Bath with us?" Chelsey asked Ruth. Ruth shook her head. "No." "How come?" "I just don't feel up to it." "It's such a beautiful day. Why would you want to spend it indoors?" "If I want to enjoy the outdoors, I can go in the garden or go into the conservatory …

Out With the Old & In With the New

"So, is it really over between Bryce and you?" Terah asked Mariah. "It's been over a long time ago. He was a player. We've been together for three years and all that time he was cheating on me. I finally decided that I'd had enough and dump his hide." "I'm glad you ended your relationship …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Tough Decision

Mr. Pendlebury left the hospital after spending a while with Antonia. She seemed to be improving although her face was thinner and pale. They wanted to keep her in for a little while longer for observation. He avoided any talk about Laird and Martina. He would never forget how scared he was when she had …

Birthdays and Engagements

"Nessa, has Jane come home as yet?" Mrs. Langstaff asked me as soon as I entered the drawing-room. "No, Madam." Mr. Langstaff glanced up from his newspaper. "Where is she?" "She went to a concert with her friend, Hilary." "They went to a concert?" "Yes. They went to see the Hillbillies and Hitchhikers." "What?" he …

Cate Finally Tells Her Parents

"What is it, Cate?" Mrs. Hardwicke asked. "You had me terribly worried when you called this morning to tell me that you had bad news. What is the bad news? It isn't Edward, is it?" "No, Mother, this isn't about Edward," Cate replied with some resentment. Edward was the apple of their mother's eye. He …

Marius on the Mind

She couldn't stop thinking about Marius. Even when she was with Titus, it was Marius who filled her head, her thoughts. That afternoon, she had to go to the fashion show just to see him. She watched him as he walked across the cobbled stones. Brooke wasn't there. She had some family affair to attend. …

Neighbor

Photo by Todd Foltz “Why are you being so nice to me?” The woman asked the black teenager as she unpacked the groceries.  She had hurt her ankle in a fall and was told to rest it for a week. The girl, her neighbor, offered to assist her until she was fully recovered.  She was …

My Co-worker

This week is the first week I'm working from home because of COVID-19.  It's been challenging because I liked going into the office and interacting with my co-workers.  I miss the face to face contact, going for walks, lunch and coffee breaks.  I miss goign for my morning jog or to the gym but I …

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