Learning lessons and moving on

The aroma in the kitchen at the Jones’ rivaled a five-star, Michelin-star, golden-eat-your-heart-out-star restaurant with Juliet as the star. The sizzling stove-top grilled steak was piping hot when it was presented on Mr. Gorgeous’ plate. Julie knew, as Pops had always told her, that the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach, and…

A fine piece of machinery

Seeing the guest that they were planning to have for dinner immediately sent Julie into a befuddled hypnotic trance. The trucker ex-con friend of her father’s was resplendently statuesque… and for lack of a better word… incredibly hot.┬áTo use trucker terminology, he was all cylinders and built under the hood, Julie could easily tell by…

A trucker for Julie

Pops was nervous, Juliet could tell. Pacing back and forth in the living room and muttering incomprehensible utterances for the good part of an hour wasn’t like him at all. When the time had finally arrived, Eve was lounging with her legs swung over the side of the armchair, waiting in desperate anticipation to meet…

A guest for dinner

On a lovely evening in early March, just after the sun had set over a cloudless sky in the tiny New England town of Devon, Juliet Jones once again found herself about her favorite post-work hobby: cooking. With the talent of a master chef, Julie could dazzle the best of them with her marvelous chicken…

One look can tell a love story

A love story begins and ends differently. At the beginning, the two protagonists share one thing in common: their mutual emptiness for one another. As their lives intertwine, they discover how the other might complement or enrich their single personalities to bring them into a more prolific and bountiful life together. Yet the beauty of…

When love breezes through

All that was heard in the budding trees were the twittering birds, a sign that spring was well on its way. To the townsfolk of Devon, who had gathered in front of the stage at the the open town green, seeing the descendants of the co-founders of their town was a long anticipated gift that…

The whole works and a marriage

In spite of the February cold, the sun shone brightly in an otherwise perfectly clear blue sky over the little New England town of Devon. Every citizen and non-citizen in the area turned out for the tricentennial celebration on Saturday morning. It was a sea of fedora hats as far as the eye could see….