Can’t Deny Love

Rehoboam was back in Toronto and staying with Rehka, a cousin on his mother's side because she lived close to the nursing home. When he showed up at the nursing home the following day to visit his ailing grandmother, Tamar was already there. She was sitting beside the bed, holding her hand. Her heart skipped …

Tamar and Rehoboam Salsa

"So, how are things going between Re and Monica?" Tamar's mother asked her when she walked into the kitchen. "Mom, can't you see that he isn't interested in her?" Tamar asked her mother, exasperated. "But, she's such a sweet girl. I think she would be a really good match for him." "Re has a girlfriend." …

Sunday Afternoon with Tobias

"So, how was your date with--what's her name?" Puah asked, trying not to sound resentful. It was Sunday afternoon and they were sitting outside on the patio of the apartment building where they lived. She had called him earlier and he had told her he would be out there. "It was great," he replied. "Is …

Cousins

Rehoboam was in Toronto on business for two weeks when he decided to call his cousin, Tamar and ask her to have lunch with him the following day. The last time they saw each other was before he moved to London. That was ten years ago and she was 12 at the time. They had …

Co-Workers Turned Couple

He glanced up from his computer and realized that Shantel and he were the only ones in the office.  Everyone else had left.  It was Friday.  Most people left either minutes before or exactly at five.  And it was summer.  People wanted to enjoy the nice weather. He wasn't in any rush to get home.  …

Cade/Untrodden #writephoto

Cade lived on his own in a condo in the heart of downtown Toronto.  This wasn't always the case, though.  He was married once and had a daughter but one day tragedy struck.  While he was out trapping lines, his wife and their eleven month old daughter had just returned from a walk when they …

The Dinner

It was Monday morning and Lillian was still feeling tired from a very busy weekend.  Before going to the office, she stopped at Tim Horton's for a coffee.  She grabbed one for Kabir as well.  He was on a conference call so she quietly popped into his office, set the coffee down on his desk …

Jennie Kidd Trout

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make - Jane Goodall Today would have been Jennie Trout's 117th birthday.  I never heard of her until a few minutes ago when I saw an image of her on Google's logo.  Of course, I had to …

Moving to Canada

“You’re leaving?” Robyn asked Patrick, her heart pounding and a feeling of dread overcame her.  “When?” He had just told her the awful news that he was leaving London and moving to Toronto.  The two cities were worlds apart.  The thought of never seeing him again was unbearable.  They had known each other since she …

The Nursing Home

It was Saturday morning and Andrea was at the nursing home visiting Mrs. Alvarez, dear woman whom she met through her grandmother.  After her grandmother passed away, Andrea continued to visit Mrs. Alvarez who was always delighted to see her.  She was in a wheelchair and although she was ninety years old, her mind was …

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