Wu Mei – Chapter 9

Temporary Reprieve When Wu Mei arrived at the office next morning she found Grant sitting in her office waiting. “May, we could have a solution for you. My wife has a job in government which puts her in contact with a lot of important people. She’s not in a position to share what her work…

Wu Mei – Chapter 8

The Surprise Visit Wu Mei picked up her phone and noted on the screen it was Grant calling. She murmured her greetings. “May, would you come to my office please?” Wu Mei put a sticker against the print out she was editing and headed for Grant’s office. “May this man says he knows you and…

Wu Mei – Chapter 7

 The above image is copyrighted to mstecker.com Trouble at Home Wu took his place at the weekly meeting in the Party Room greeting each of the members sitting around the table in turn. He’d known them all since student days and they were regulars in each other’s homes. While orthodoxy was preached in the party…

Wu Mei – Chapter 6

  Into the Fire  Grant Adams rose from his chair as Wu Mei knocked and entered. “Good to have you back May, we have a huge backlog of work to catch up on so it’s good you finished with Singapore and are back with us. I had to fight to get you back from Singapore….

Wu Mei – Chapter 5

In the Danger Zone Wu Mei found the new assignment challenging. They were breaking ground for the accounting firm with a new Asia based hospital system contact and it was a steep learning curve for the both of them. From time to time the consultancy would bring in experts in different fields of study from…

Wu Mei – Chapter 4

Flirting with Danger Wu Mei noticed the note on her desk as she entered her office to commence work for the day. She didn’t recall putting it there as her desk was always tidied before she finished work late in the evenings. She glanced out of the window at Sydney Harbour eight stories below and…

Wu Mei – Chapter 3

  Cultural Orientation Next day an official from the Embassy came to the house to talk with Wu Mei. He was acquainted with her father Wu and greeted her warmly. They were driven to a Chinese centre at Chatswood which was just north of the harbour where she was introduced to families of an Australian…

Wu Mei – Chapter 2

  Culture Shock Wu had met his daughter in Beijing to spend a day giving her instructions before she entered into a culture so different from her experience. He’d hoped to accompany her and get her settled but party business required him to stay in Beijing.  It was important she realize her venture was part…

Wu Mei – Chapter 1

The Family Wu Mei bowed to each member of the extended family as she responded to the announcement. It was time to board her flight to Beijing from which departure point she was to undertake the long flight to Australia. The family had congregated from rural communities around the city to wish her good fortune…

Catstronaut

“Mom, there’s a cat outside trying to get into the house and acting funny!” Betty Ann looked down at her wildly gesticulating children and smiled. They had this tremendous capacity to exaggerate things so their concern didn’t generate the usual fight or flight mechanism women feel when their children appear breathless and stressed. She quietened…

An Eye for an Eye – Conclusion

Levelling the Score After work next day Frank paid a visit to his daughter’s home. Sal was wearing a coat covering her bruises as she opened the door. She ushered him into the lounge and sat down. “You shouldn’t have done that Dad! He is so angry over you hitting him and while he isn’t…

An Eye for an Eye

. Chapter 1 – A Secret Revealed Carolyn stopped counting and glanced up from her latest knitting project. She’d heard the front door chimes and hoped Frank had too. “Frank can you get that, I’m in the middle of something at the moment. There was silence. Usually Frank acknowledged it when she asked for help….