Linh Makes a Discovery

Linh still couldn't believe that Thao wanted a divorce or that he had been cheating on her all this time. Who was the other woman and why wouldn't he tell her? It couldn't be someone she knew. She didn't know anyone there in Seattle. Most of their friends were in Da Nang or Hanoi. Was …

Ritta Confronts Marius

"You're still in love with that woman, aren't you?" "She has a name, Ritta." "You haven't answered my question." "Yes! I'm still in love with Elspeth. Are you satisfied now?" "You're out of your mind. She's older than you and she's White." "Neither of those things matter to me. I was an idiot to break …

Paul Visits Nita

"Hello, Nita," Paul said. She and Angie were fellow graduates of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This was their second meeting. They met last year at the dinner party of a fellow graduate who married a wealthy businessman. He was there with Angie who wasn't at all pleased to see Nita and the feeling …

The Green-Eyed Monster

As Countess Adriana stood beside the coffin of Jean-Louis Marquis, the french lieutenant, the crestfallen curvature of her body was a dead giveaway of the weight of her grief... Kate set aside the book when she realized that she had read that sentence more than once. She just couldn't concentrate. Her mind was on Sally. …

Audra’s Love Life

"Why don't you date black men?" Yolanda demanded. "Every time I try to set you up with one, you're not interested." "I'm not attracted to black men, Yolanda." "Why not? There are so many fine looking black single men out there." "I can't help that I'm not attracted to them." "What kind of men are …

All These Years…

"When can I see you again?" Darren asked after he pulled on his shirt. "Any time you want," Livia told him. She still couldn't believe that he was here in her bedroom and that they had just finished making love. Her body still tingled all over. She tried not to think about Judi and how …

Old Neighbors

It was a Sunday and Livia was in the shopping mall, sitting on one of the benches, watching the shoppers when she spotted Darren. They were old neighbors. They went to the same schools and university. She had always had feelings for him but she remembered how a mutual friend once told her, "Forget about …

Not Your Decision

“I must tell her that I love her.” “Why the urgency?” his sister asked. “I’m leaving for Beijing tomorrow and I want to know if I have a reason to stay.” “So, this confession of love is triggered by time,” his brother-in-law concluded. “Yes.” His sister moved away from the window and went and stood …

Stand Up

“I’m tired of hearing people say, all lives matter.” “Well, they do.” “I’m not saying that they don’t.  All I’m saying is that when people say that they are downplaying the Black Lives Matter Movement.” “Black Lives Matter Movement sounds militant.” “It isn’t.  It’s a cry for justice, a cry to end the systemic racism …

Defending Joe

  "Mommy, Mommy," Kevon cried, running to her.  Alarmed, Inez reached down and picked him up. "What's the matter, Baby?" she asked. "Grandma said that Daddy's in Hell because he killed a man." "Go and tell Auntie Hilda goodbye while I speak to Grandma."  She put him down and he ran off. Inez turned to …

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