He Found Grèce

It was the end of March. Three more months left and then, he would be returning to Hong Kong. He broke the surface of the water and ran his fingers through his hair, closing his eyes and sighing heavily. Why did he have to return to his life there when he longed to remain here? …

Holiday Season in Bratislava

It was the day after Christmas and the last day for celebrating Hanukkah. Dushan and Chioma were in their hotel suite in Bratislava getting ready to go to his cousin Havel's apartment for dinner with him and his girlfriend, Brigita. Chioma was still getting dressed and Dushan was waiting for her. As soon as Chioma …

Edward’s Plan to Propose

Edward was on his way to meet Gladys at their favorite restaurant. It was where he was going to pop the question. Last night when he visited his parents, he told them, "I'm going to ask Gladys to marry me." They exchanged glances, then, his mother asked him, "Do you love her?" "Of course, I …

Laird’s Birthday Celebration

It was the evening of his 40th birthday and Laird was going to have a romantic dinner with Martina while her mother looked after their daughter. It was the first time since Charlotte was born that the two of them had been able to go anywhere together, alone and they were both excited about it. …

Laird’s 40th Birthday

It was Laird's 40th birthday. His father was taking him out for lunch to celebrate but first, they were going to find a wedding suit for his father. They were in Moss Bros, Mr. Pendlebury's favorite store. "What about this one?" Laird asked showing his father a slim fit Sage Tweed suit. Mr. Pendlebury made …

The Past, Present & Future

"So, are you nervous?" Melania asked Tanner. They were at his place. She was lying on the rug with her head propped up by her hand. In the background soft music played. It was Friday evening. She was spending the weekend with him. "Nervous about what?" "The wedding. It's two weeks away." "No, I'm not …

Christmas Plans

"I can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner," Kira said to Joel who had just come home from the office. "I haven't even bought Christmas cards or made a list of presents that I'm going to get or what to prepare for Christmas dinner. I'm getting tired just thinking about all the things …

The Birthday Card

It was getting cold. Soon, there would be snow. Christmas was just around the corner. It would be the first Christmas she would be celebrating with Rehoboam since he had moved to London and the first one she wouldn't be spending with her parents. Ever since Rehoboam and she told the family about their relationship …

The Threshold

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox It was an uproarious wedding. Merry guests enjoyed good wine and food as the band played feet-tapping music. In the midst of the merriment, the groom mused, What if she wants me to carry her over the threshold? She's a BIG woman. Hours later the groom and bride stood outside …

Almost Time

"It's almost time," Laird said to Martina. It was ten-thirty and they were sitting around the table in the kitchen after having cups of Rooibos tea. "Are you nervous? I know I am." She was in her 40th week of pregnancy. The estimated day of delivery was Friday but it could happen earlier or later. …

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