Disappointments & Dating

It was Monday and the first work day of 2022. Alecia was in the office. She was surprised when she went in and Daxon wasn't there as yet. Usually, he was sitting at his desk when she arrived but this morning, his office door was still closed. She opened it with her set of keys …

Ede’s Rival

"Did you have a good birthday yesterday, Ede?" Ede was at the cosmetic shop where her friend worked. It was Isoka's lunch break and they were sitting outside in the shade. They had just finished having something to eat. "Yes, I did, Isoka." The highlight was when Pastor Hank called her in the morning to …

Sin is Sin

“O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the slightest sin” (Psalm 5:4) How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh, God won’t mind. It’s just a little sin.” People feel that as long as they don’t commit the big sins like murder, adultery or stealing, it is okay. God cannot …

Wishful Thinking

Photo by Na’ama Yehuda After reading the novel, Rebecca, I’ve always imagined meeting a handsome widower like Maxim de Winter who would sweep me off my feet.  Then, I’d chide myself for having such foolish thoughts.  I gaze across the river at the Statue of Liberty.  I was 9 when my family and I came to …

Regret

1 Samuel 15 Regret. It isn't a pleasant thing at all, is it? We all have regret at some point in our lives. It plagues us. It makes us angry, sad, depressed, etc. Would it surprise you to know the we're not the only one show have regretted something we've done? God had regrets too. …

Sadie is Summoned

The Master was away and Sadie was worried that in his absence the Mistress would sell her just to spite him. Or she was afraid that she would arrange for a bad accident to happen to her or that she would get one of the darkies to take her by force and lie with her …

A Tragic Loss

“How’s Stephanie doing?” Gail asked. “Not well at all,” Allison replied. “That isn’t surprising,” Wendy interjected.  “She just lost her 11 year old son.” “Poor woman.  I’m a mother and can’t imagine what it’s like to lose a child,” Allison said, getting misty eyed. “I visited her yesterday and she was still in a state …

A Familiar Face

After losing her fiance, Boris in a horrific car accident, Claire packed up and left Montreal and moved to Paris when her company opened a new office there.  It took a while but she soon settled into her new life and immersed herself in the Parisian culture.  On the weekends, she went sightseeing and to …

Prisoner

Thoughts of you meander through my mind like weary travelers, seeking rest but unable to find any.  No matter what I do, you fill my head, defying all reason.  I want to erase you from my heart and my soul but it’s hopeless.  I’m your prisoner forever. 47 Words This is for the Weekend Writing …

Intoxicated

It was spring and I was at a party.  I was bored out of my mind and then, she walked in, a vision of incomparable beauty.   Our eyes met across the room and then she was making her way over to me. In a soft, lilted voice, she introduced herself.  "Nora."  Her lips parted …

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