Celebrating Ten Years

To celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary, Asif and I are on a Halal trip. We're visiting the Alcazar of Seville, the oldest palace in Europe and the most beautiful in Spain. Castilian Christians built it on a residential fortress for the Christian king Peter of Castile. The gardens are breathtaking. The only downside is that there …

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After the Celebration

Weeks had passed since his parents' wedding anniversary dinner which had turned out much better than he had expected. When he and Tulia showed up, Sandy and her family were already there so he introduced her to them. They were pleased to meet her and his nephew and niece warmed to her too. Then, the …

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Business, Marriage & Paris

"So, how is married life?" Janine asked Herrold as they waited in the lobby. They were there for a conference held in one of the meeting rooms of Hôtel Napoléon in Paris. "It's wonderful," he replied. "I've never been so happy in my life." "Good. How long have you been married?" "Twenty years. We celebrated …

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Michelle Makes a Move

Jason sat in his office, thinking about Karine. Last evening he had stopped by her place to see her but when he rang the doorbell, there was no answer. Perhaps she was working late. Disappointed, he returned to his flat. All night, he thought about what had transpired between them yesterday morning. He had been …

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Celebration and Commitment

Boris was out taking a walk. It was early evening. He had stopped by Tulia's apartment to see if she wanted to join him but she wasn't there. Too bad. It would have been nice. He thoroughly enjoyed her company. They had been seeing each other regularly for several months now. As he walked in …

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Jozsef’s Discovery

"So, how did it go with your sister-in-law?" "I'm still ironing out the kinks but at least things are improving between us." "Good. So, you can go to the surprise wedding anniversary dinner." "Yes." "How long have they been married?" "Ten years." "That's great. Do they have any children?" "Yes, two. A boy and a …

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The Lagos Affair

“Congratulations, Grayson.  I heard about your engagement.  Kendall is a lovely girl.  Your families must be so thrilled.” I forced a smile.  “Thank you, Lady Sarridge.  Yes, our families are very pleased.” “I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.” “Thank you, Lady Sarridge.” “Thank you for the invitation.  Mr. Seton and I look forward …

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The Cad Meets His Match

My affair with Noémie is over. I ended it a week ago. She wanted more than I was willing to give. I'm throwing my annual summer ball. I watch the guests milling about, searching for the woman who will replace Noémie. And there she is standing alone in a very colorful mermaid dress which flatters …

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Mishael and Me

I'm on my way home after hanging out at the Mall with Janine when I spot Mishael coming down the street towards me. Immediately, my heart begins to pound and I just stand there, watching him, trying to look cool. He looks gorgeous in his expensive charcoal grey suit, matching tie and white shirt. I …

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Pining For Her

"Are you all right?" Vanessa asked him as he sat up and dragged his fingers through his hair. "Yes, I'm fine," he lied. "I'm just a bit tired." That was true. He hadn't gotten much sleep and when he did, he had dreamt about the first time he met Rhoda. Oh, Rhoda... "Breakfast is on …

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