Aunt Margery’s Visitor

Margery stood at the top of the stairs, still reeling from Antonia’s visit.  She shuddered as she remembered her adopted niece’s eyes as she cried, “You’re ruining my chances with Laird.” “Laird’s your brother—“ “Adoptive brother.” “He doesn’t love you, Antonia—“ “Because you’ve been telling him horrible things about me.” “Antonia—“ “You’ll be sorry.” Margery’s …

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A Mother’s Day Wish

It was Mother’s Day and Mrs. Kiesler was hoping that her son would make an impromptu visit.  It was strange that he hadn’t visited the family last year, not even for Christmas.  The church probably couldn’t do without him.  Her heart filled with pride.  Her son, the priest. 48 Words This was written for the …

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Saying Goodbye…For Now

"This is goodbye until we see each other again in London," Max said to Jabulani. They were alone outside of her family's house. He had come to say goodbye to her parents. He and Avianna were leaving on an early flight in the morning. "I'm going to miss you," Jabulani told him. She longed to …

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Gina’s Ultimatum

"Why didn't you tell me?" Gina demanded. "Why did I have to hear about it from Cam?" "What are you talking about?" Matt demanded. "I had to find out that Kira is pregnant from our son. Why didn't you tell the last time we saw each other?" Matt's expression darkened. "Why exactly did you ask …

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In Sicily with Reyesh

So, Rey and I are in Sicily. We're here for two weeks in September. The weather there is nice and warm. We're staying at the Artemisia Palace Hotel right in the heart of Palermo. It's within three minutes' walking distance from the Politeama Garibaldi Theater. We left London yesterday morning. The flight under three hours …

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Felicity’s Visit

When he approached the manor, there was a car which he didn't recognize parked in the gravel driveway. He got out of his Porsche and parked it. As he walked towards the other car, the door opened and Felicity stepped out. His heart sank. What on earth was she doing there? She was dressed in …

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Gerhardt’s Disappointment

He was in the library when Benson informed him that he had a visitor and that she was waiting for him in the drawing-room. "Has she been waiting long?" he asked. "No, Sir. She arrived about ten minutes ago." "Thank you, Benson." He straightened his sweater and combed his fingers through his hair. His heart …

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The City of Ai

City of Ai gate socketstone discovered in 2013 dig - Image by Associates for Biblical Research Julia Waverley gazed in wonder at the ruins around her while her husband, Michael videotaped them. This year, they had opted not to travel to Europe as they were wont to do every summer but decided to visit the biblical …

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After the Storm

Father Kowalski and Sister Francesca were saying the morning prayers. "You look tired, Father," Sister Francesca remarked when they were finished. "Didn't you have a good night's rest?" He smiled. "How could I sleep with all that racket?" "Oh, you mean the rain?" "It was more like a storm. It kept me awake for a …

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