He held her close to him and their hips made contact . They looked into eachother’s eyes and were lost in a world of their own. Their movements picked up pace , their breathing accelerated and their hearts raced and finally there they were in the middle of the dimly lit room , locked in a tight embrace.  Their first dance ,as husband and wife , was spectacular .


The Magician

“Dad ” , she said excitedly,”today we had a little magic show in school.  Have you ever met a magician? ”

“Oh yes ” , he said instantly ,”one who could turn the most basic ingredients into magical meals , one who’d magically turn patches of old clothes into comforting quilts and one whose magical stories made us forget about the miserable conditions we were living in at the time .”

“What was the name of this great magician ?”  the little voice enquired.

“Margaret” , he said , ” but I called her mama.”


She stole him

She was special . No one had looked at him the way she did when he saw her for the first time . He wanted to hold her and kiss her and never let go . His wife , who was watching him closely , knew he would never be the same again , in fact nothing between them would ever be the same . She couldn’t keep those tears from falling as he held their baby girl for the first time .  Everyone in the room knew in that moment , the little girl had stolen his heart ❤️ .