First Day at Jacksonville University

It was the first day back to university. He had mixed feelings. While he was excited about the new year and teaching new students, he couldn't stop thinking about Kalisa and missing the times they spent together in Kigali. What was she doing at that moment? Was she already at the school or was she …

Reconnecting With Marius

She couldn't stop crying. The tears just kept falling. Her heart was breaking. How she ached for Marius. She realized now that she had never really loved Titus. She cared deeply for him but she was never in love with him. She never knew what it was like to be truly and completely in love …

Alone with Nature

Photo by Krista Strutz “Loretta, where’s Jim?” “Up at the cabin.” “How come you didn’t go with him?” “I didn’t feel like going.” “You mean he didn’t ask you to go.” “I never liked going up there, anyway.  It’s too remote.  I never felt safe.  And there’s not much to do except go for walks …

Gone

She clutched the shell. It was a keepsake--one she would cherish forever. He had given it to her one afternoon as they walking along the beach. Those walks were the happiest moments in her life. Now he was gone. The virus had claimed him. He was only 40. 49 Words

Christmas in Tampa

Sami finished his conference call and when it was finished, he stood up and stretched.  Sometimes, those calls could be so tedious.  He was hungry.  Perhaps he should have Thai food delivered.  He picked up his phone and called his secretary.  "Hannah, could you call Mengrai Thai, order my usual and have it delivered at …

All of Me

He had set the lofty goal of becoming one of the top five wealthiest men in the world and reached it at the age of thirty-five.  He bought a castle that once belonged to a Lord.  He had a large staff which took care of everything.  He had his privacy.  He had his own beach …

News of a Wedding/Span #writephoto

Although my gaze was fixed upon the water as it rushed forth as if it were late for an appointment, my heart was otherwise engaged in a very distressing matter--a matter which has placed my very constitution for happiness in grave danger. The whispers of the impending nuptials between George Allerton, my employer and the …

I Still Enjoy Good Food but…

I was a gourmand.  Food was my obsession.  I gorged on it every chance I got.  Whenever I traveled, I preferred to pop into the different restaurants and enjoying the different cuisines than go sightseeing.  My friends and family stopped going abroad with me because I always wanted to stop somewhere to eat when they …

The Retreat

She stood there admiring the bright yellow mixed in with flaming orange and red leaves on the trees as they dotted the green landscape and stood proudly over the still water of the lake, seeming to admire their reflections.  It reminded her of a giant water color painting.  It was so peaceful there.  Coming to …

The Ranch

As Mr. McGregor riffed on about how much America had changed under Trump, Leah stole a glance at Garrett and her heart skipped a beat when she found him watching her.  They hadn't said much to each other since they arrived yesterday.  They were staying at his father's ranch for the Christmas holidays.  It was …

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