Melania’s Visit & Tanner’s Dinner Date

Melania got off at Rosedale and walked to the building where Tanner lived. She tried not to think about why she was here when she should have been at Scarborough Town Center waiting for the train which would take her to Bloor West Village in less than an hour. Kira and Joel had offered to …

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Melania Bumps into Gina

It was Tuesday afternoon and Melania had just left the office. She was still pretty steamed about Tanner and Gina. Why was he so determined to go out with her? What did he see in her anyway? Was he so blinded by her looks that he couldn't see her for what she really was? What …

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Tanner and Melania Have Lunch

Tanner was waiting downstairs in the lobby for her. Melania smiled when she saw him and they hugged. "Hello," she said when they drew apart. He looked and smelled good. "No jacket?" "It's in the car." His gaze traveled over her. "Aren't you cold with your legs bare like that?" he asked. His eyes darkened …

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Gina Attends a Wedding

Gina stared at herself in the mirror. How miserable she looked. She was tempted not to go to her cousin, Natalie's wedding. The last thing she wanted was to see her father. Ever since he found out about her trying to keep Matt and Cam apart, he had made her life miserable by threatening to …

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Why I Left China

It has been five years since my father died.  My mother had passed away ten years ago. My father who was a kind and hardworking man, raised my younger sister, Ju and me. Life was hard for us, especially since we were Christians. My father was the reason why I left China for good.  It …

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Canada’s New National Holiday

Image by Government of Canada Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This holiday was proposed in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which under Action 80 called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, to establish a statutory holiday “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, …

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Family Day

"Now, Mel, I don't want you to make any trouble for Matt." "Why would I do that, Aunt Kira?" "Gina is going to be there too so I don't want you making any trouble." "Why does she have to be there too?" "It's Family Day and like it or not, she's family too. And it …

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Salome and Aslan

We are on our honeymoon. I still can't believe it. We met last year in my senior year when he came to my school to talk about the flying future. He was a Chinese-American businessman, the CEO of a large and prestigious company which I thought was pretty cool for a guy who was only …

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My Two Dates with Anwar

School is out and I'm on my way home when Anwar walks up to me. My heart begins to pound and I can barely hide my excitement. The cutest guy in the entire school is standing right here in front of me. "Hi Rosalie." I smile shyly. "Hi Anwar." "Are you going to the Christmas …

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Zihan and Gaia

"We can't do this," he protested weakly. "What are we doing?" she asked. "We're just hanging out." He closed his eyes. He wanted to do more than hang out with her but... "It was a mistake for you to come here, Gaia." "Why was it a mistake?" Zihan dragged his fingers through his hair in …

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