Running into Rehema & the West End

"Who was that woman we saw as we were coming into the station?" Sarika asked as we waited for the train. We were on their way to see a matinee show of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap in the West End. I hadn't expected to run into Rehema so it was quite a shock when I …

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Melania Goes to Tanner

Melania stood there in her room, still reeling from her run in with Gina yesterday. She had come very, very close to punching her in the face. Marry Tanner? She must be out of her mind. Why on earth would Tanner marry her? The idea seemed so ridiculous and yet, it nagged at her. After …

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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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Two Worlds

Photo by J Hardy Carroll She sat opposite me, her eyes expressive as she spoke of Lollipop trees and sugar filled seas.  I wish my life were as fanciful as the imaginary world she spoke of.  Instead, I was trapped in an unhappy marriage.  If I’d known the true nature of the woman I married, …

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Unexpected News

Photo by Anne Higa As Matt exited the subway, he heard someone calling him.  He stopped and turned around.  It was Dr. Alvarez’s receptionist, Anna. “Hello, Matt” she said when she reached him.  “Hello, Anna.” “Do you usually take the subway?” “No.  I had a dental appointment downtown and decided to take the train instead.  …

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Bertina’s Discovery

It was Friday afternoon and school was over. After grabbing her coat from her locker, Bertina was walking down the corridor towards the front doors of the building when her cousin, Anaya called her on her cell. "Hello, Anaya." "Hello, Bertina. I went to the Olivier Awards at the London Palladium on Saturday?" "How was …

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Meeting Clive

They met at her friend, Anne's engagement party. He was there with Anne's niece, Elizabeth. Anne introduced them. "This is Clive, Liz's class-mate. Clive, this is my childhood friend, Margaret." They shook hands. She blushed when she noticed the way he was looking at her. It was very obvious that he liked what he saw. …

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Dinner With Rehoboam

She had been thinking about him and their dinner date all day. She kept telling herself that she was just excited because he was her favorite cousin. Yet, why did her heart skip a beat every time she thought about him? And why did it bother her that he had a girlfriend? "So, tell me …

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From Good Stock

“Could anything good come from Clarington Cross?” She bristled as she remembered the disparaging, rhetorical question posed by Mrs. Danvers.  Miserable woman.  Who did she think she was? Sticking her thin nose up in the air like that as if she smelled a rat.  Well, this lass was no rat.  She had brains and a …

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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.  …

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