The Date

Franny checked her reflection in the mirror for a what felt like the hundredth time, she looked fine. Better than fine, the trusty Zara sales came through for her in this delightful number which she’d been saving for a special occasion. Today felt like the appropriate kind of special. The buttercup yellow midi length baby…

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Beautiful Stranger

Logan drove back to the store where he got the beautiful bottle of wine he didn’t have a chance to give to his mother before she kicked them out. Oh well. He knows someone who’ll appreciate it even more. Franny secured the second lock, hurriedly, she has ten minutes to make the bus otherwise she’ll…

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Dinner With Mother

‘Granny’s here.’ Logan exchanged a look with Brodie; he did not expect their grandmother to be here, not least because it’s her daughter’s birthday and the world knows there is no love lost there. Lady Paula Sterling; the ice queen. ‘Nice of you to join us Logan. You’re very late.’ ‘My apologies. Long day at…

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Dom Perignon? S’ok

‘Excuse me could I trouble you for some help with Champagne please?’ Logan was running late for his mother’s birthday dinner and no question he will hear a lot about it for the next twelve months where it will be brought up at the next birthday shindig, as a reminder. Still, to turn up without…

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Advent Stories #5 Happiness

Happiness. This is as simple as she can put it. Happiness in its truest form. It shouldn’t feel this real or this beautiful but it does. In two days it does, and it might be a new feeling, but she believes this will last a life time, each feeling better than the last. This happiness…

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Advent Stories #2- The Rhodes Family

Serena, Beatrix, Bella and Sloane, daughters of Briar and Stephen Rhodes, they grew up in The Village, a small commune in the Cotwolds. Serena, the oldest, is a corporate lawyer at an investment bank in Mayfair. Oxford educated, for both her degree and masters, and a PhD from Cambridge, she is the consummate overachiever. She…

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