Linh Makes a Discovery

Linh still couldn't believe that Thao wanted a divorce or that he had been cheating on her all this time. Who was the other woman and why wouldn't he tell her? It couldn't be someone she knew. She didn't know anyone there in Seattle. Most of their friends were in Da Nang or Hanoi. Was …

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The Last Day in Hanoi

She sat in her room. Today was their last day in Hanoi. In a few hours they were going to be on a plane heading back to Chicago. She didn't want to leave. She was afraid that things would go back to how they were between Ryker and her--friends and colleagues--well, director and assistant. There …

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A Night Out in Hanoi

"Wow! You look amazing!" She smiled shyly. "Thank you. You look amazing too." "Thanks. I've never seen you wear your hair like that before. It suits you and so does the dress." "Thank you. I don't wear my hair like this because it's so thick. And I bought this dress because I liked the style …

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Linh’s Annual Visit

Thao's wife arrived that afternoon and Thao had called Marguerite before leaving the office to let her know he was on his way to the airport. Marguerite had hoped that his wife have called to say that she couldn't come this summer but, no such luck. She was going to have to put up with …

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Kayla Meets Sylas

It's a lovely spring day and I'm lying in an meadow, daydreaming about Sylas Nguyen. Next to me is the novel, Feverish Fiascos, a titillating story set in the Victorian time about a handsome charlatan and his sexcapades with all sorts of women, mostly rich and lonely ones. These encounters always had disastrous consequences. Normally …

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The Summer Fling

Copyright David Stewart Decades ago, this was where she met him, a handsome, wealthy, Vietnamese businessman.  She was a seventeen year old French girl.  It was a hot summer when she came with her parents.  She was staring at the giant pink crystal lotus when he approached her.  They talked. He brought her an ice-cream.  They …

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