Ten Years Later…

Safina was in London. She had been there for six years. Before that she had been in Cape Town, staying with a relative. She went there after being fired from her job with the Setons, a wealthy English couple living in Lagos. They fired her when they discovered that she had been having a relationship …

An Unexpected Surprise

Velma stood there in the restaurant's waiting area for her date when she spotted Tadeas. He was alone. Her eyes traveled over his tall frame. He looked very sharp in his suit over the black tee shirt. He spotted her and after a slight hesitation, he went over to her. It was the first time …

Off to Hollywood

She was on her lunch break when he called to tell her the news. "You're going to Hollywood?" she exclaimed. "Yes. Lorna called me last night and told me." "For how long?" "Three and a half weeks." "When do you leave?" "Tomorrow evening." "Do you want to come over later and have dinner?" "Sure." "Good. …

Shandra’s Bha Bha Experience

"That's some dress," Stuart remarked. "Do you like it?" "Of course!" She smiled as she walked around to the passenger side where he stood holding the door open. It pleased her that he liked the dress. It was fairly new and this was the first time she was wearing it. He looked sharp in the …

Dinner With Karine

"Hello, Karine." "Hello, Jason Cheung." "We're still on for this evening, right?" "Of course," she said. "I've been looking forward to it." He smiled. "Me too. What's your apartment number?" She told him. "I'll be down in five minutes." "I'll be ready and waiting." He hung up. After he checked himself out in the mirror, …

Adaliya and Liang

It was during the summer and I was working as a waitress at a swanky restaurant. The first time he came I noticed him the moment he walked in. He didn't notice me as he made his way over to the table where a group of people were already seated. I finished serving at the …

For What It’s Worth

At the age of thirty, I opened my very own restaurant where mock-tails, tropical fruit juices, non-alcoholic wines, healthy drinks, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, and kosher dishes are served. It has been a big success. We are open from 6pm and to midnight, Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays. We're not open on Fridays and Saturdays. We …

Meant for Each Other

Rafiq was standing on the sidewalk, waiting for Joy when Ranya walked up to him.  “So, I hear that you’re married,” she said, her expression hostile as she looked up at him. Rafiq set his cup down, his eyes meeting hers squarely.  “Who told you?” “Dhara.  When were you going to tell me?” Dhara was …

Oscar History Makers

In light of the Academy Awards which are happening this Sunday, I thought I should salute two women who made Oscar history.  The first is Halle Berry.   Her gut wrenching portrayal in Monster's Ball of a hard-working waitress struggling to raise an obese son while her husband sat on death row earned her the Best Actress Oscar, making …

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