It’s Over

I had to do what I've been dreading. It was time to end my four plus year relationship with Sarika. There was no easy way to do it. She was going to be hurt and badly, something which I never wanted. Maybe that was why I stayed in the relationship even though I would have …

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Rehema Tells Her Mother About Trishan

Getty Image Rehema stared out of the window. She was thinking about Trishan and wondering what he was doing. Was he thinking about her? Was he alone in his flat or out somewhere with his girlfriend? She had texted him last night on What's App. "I asked your aunt for your number so that I …

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Nature Walks & Falling in Love

He hadn't meant for it to happen but it had. She was his teenage sister, Felice's childhood friend and he had fallen hopelessly and madly in love with her. How could it have happened? He had known her since she was nine--a scraggly girl with braids who used to smile shyly at him whenever she …

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A Painful Truth

PHOTO PROMPT by Brenda Cox James looked at Jane, his face pale.  “You love this other woman?" she asked again, her voice trembling, her own face ashen. He nodded.  “Yes.” Jane collapsed in a nearby chair, feeling sick.  “Who is she, James?” “She’s a negro nurse I met in North Africa.” “She’s negro?” “Yes.  That’s why she said we can never …

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Dinner with Laird and Martina

"Aren't you going to get ready?" Mr. Pendlebury asked Antonia. "Laird and his fiancée will be here soon." She was tempted to say that she didn't want to get ready because she didn't want to have dinner with them. However, she couldn't deny that she was curious to meet this woman who had stolen Laird's …

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A United Front

Bruce stood there, waiting for Elyse. After his brother-in-law Clancy had called him to tell him that Lisa had lied to him about her, he had called Elyse right away and asked her to meet him today. He was hurt and upset that Lisa had lied to him. She had lied so convincingly that he …

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In Hot Water

The maid pointed.  “That was where they were sitting when it hit.” “They?” “Yes, the lady and her companion.” “Her companion?  She wasn’t alone?” “No, Sir.” “Who was her companion?” “Mr. Martindale, another hotel guest.” “Were they together often?” “Yes, Sir.  They were always together.” “Thank you.” “You’re welcome, Sir.  Will that be all?” “Yes.  …

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For Better or For Worse

"How long are you going to continue looking out that window?  She's not coming back.  Sooner or later you must accept that." He didn't answer.  Her words cut to the core but he refused to believe that Brittany was gone forever. "She got tired of waiting and decided that it's time to move on.  Can't …

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It’s How You Respond

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges - Jim George What transition are you going through today?  Getting old is a big one.  You’re not as agile and flexible as before.  You ache in parts of your body you didn’t even know existed.  It's important to be active.  …

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Strayed/Open #writephoto

I walked into the house.  It was quiet.  It meant he hadn't come as yet.  The corridor stretched endlessly before me.  I wondered what to do while I waited for him.  Ahead was the door leading to the large and cozy living-room.  That's where he and I sat, curled up on the sofa, listening to …

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