Ross’s Advice for Ruth

Ruth sat in the restaurant. She was meeting her brother, Ross for lunch. They hadn't seen each other in ages. Out of the blue, he called her and asked her to have lunch with him. She readily accepted. They had always been very close. As she waited for him, her mind wandered to Nigel. He …

The Letter

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook Whew! That was close. She'd succeeded in shaking them--at least for now. The castle loomed ahead. She had to get there. Her uncle's dying words were, "Take...the...envelope...to...Sir Neville Langdon. He'll be at the...castle." The letter was a matter of national security. If it fell into the wrong hands... The knock …

Chelsey’s Visit

He was looking out the window when he saw a taxi pull up. The door opened and Chelsey got out. She looked up and saw him. After waving, she turned and closed the door and the taxi drove off. She walked towards the entrance. It had been ages since he last saw her. Although he …

The Cycle

Photo by Brenda Cox “Where have you been?” “Out on assignment.  There’s this street art bike on wall editorial I’m working on.  It’s really cool.” “Have you forgotten that Uncle Lorne’s funeral is today?” “No, I haven’t forgotten.” “Well, let’s go then.” “I’m not going.” Mona stared at her sister.  “What do you mean you’re …

Sophia’s Secret

My name is Sophia.  I have been living with a secret since I was eight.  It's a shameful thing and every-time I think about it, I feel sick and I wish I could curl up and just die.  No one at school knows but I keep wondering if they could tell just by looking at …

The Vicar’s Daughter

After she had put some distance between Mr. Rivers' property and herself, Dora stopped to examine her torn dress.  She was panting and her heart was racing.  She was lucky that all she suffered from her foolish decision to take a shortcut through Mr. Rivers' property was a torn skirt.  He had set his savage …

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