Random Clue

It had been more than a month of sending counter text and retaliation calls and we were no closer to finding the mastermind of this annoyance....

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Right Number

My baby was sick of seeing his phone.Photo by Goran Ivos on Unsplash It wasn't the wrong number. In fact, rather than stopping, the texts seemed to intensify. Mr. Divine came home frustrated to no end by the texts he kept getting. He went as far as blocking the number but the texts started to... Continue Reading →

Judgment

“What!” yelling Walter. “Where am I going to find that kind of money from?” “According to my documentation you earn over four thousand dollars a month. That is more than enough. I will be submitting an order to your employer that the money will be taken from your salary.” “This is unfair. What about her?... Continue Reading →

Truth

“Mr. Haynes, what is the real reason you are trying to stop your children from traveling to further their studies? You are not being asked to support the children and frankly, the five hundred a month you are required to deposit into their accounts does not even touch the figure for their upkeep.” “They are... Continue Reading →

The Words of a Child

Kylie raised her hand when my husband continued not to answer. “Yes young lady,” said the judge. “Since the adults in this room are so tight-lipped maybe I can finally get the truth.” “Your Honor, for as long as I’ve known my father he was unkind and cruel and treated my mother like she was... Continue Reading →

Before the Judge

When Friday came and it was time to go to court, the sun was out, but not just out. It was blazing. So hot, a portable AC to walk around with would have been nice. In the courtroom, we settled down to wait for the case to be called. An hour had passed and so... Continue Reading →

Lawyer on Board

That afternoon when Mr. Divine came home, he came with the lawyer who did our divorce. The kids were still in heavy tidy-up mode in their rooms but they took a quick break to say hello. “You got this right,” stated Kylie with a pointed look at the lawyer. “I’ll try my best,” replied the... Continue Reading →

Fight Stance

The kids came into the living room from sorting out their clothes in their rooms to find me sitting down in the kitchen with the phone off the hook next to me Kylie gave me a look and pointed to the phone with the open line beeping loudly next to me. “What is going on?”... Continue Reading →

Telling Them No

As Kylie and I kept talking I switched to a delicate topic that needed to be addressed even if I didn't want to bring it up.   “Do you remember the incident that caused us to transfer you to your new school?” “Yes,” she whispered. It was a topic she wasn’t fond of but she... Continue Reading →

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