Lucy’s Makeover – Chapter 1

From Abuse to Kindness Lucy sat lethargically at her desk in class. She and her siblings had not had much sleep that night and while she liked the teacher and tried her best to concentrate it was just too much for her as she fought off the desire to close her eyes and get some sleep. She knew teacher miss Clover who lived down the … Continue reading Lucy’s Makeover – Chapter 1

Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 4

Bert’s Final Family Integration Murni handed the phone to Bert who suddenly felt apprehensive as he didn’t know the correct protocol in these things Indonesia style. “I’m sorry to disturb you sir. I didn’t realize it would be the middle of the night when Murni handed me the phone. Sir I have a request. I love your daughter and would like to marry her if … Continue reading Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 4

Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 3

Marriage Proposal At eight in the evening an excited daughter burst into Abyasa’s office where he was finalizing work for the day and produced the letters. “Look what I got from Bert father.” She began to reread to her father commencing with the first dated letter and Abyasa held up his hand. “Those are your private correspondence daughter, and you should not be sharing.” But … Continue reading Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 3

Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 2

Reluctant Return The Chaniago company guest house was a sprawling complex built in colonial style with wide verandas and high roof to let the air circulate with fans slowly whirling in each room to keep air circulating. It was decorated in Javanese style and had everything to make the stay comfortable with servants at the beck and call of guests. Bert luxuriated in the warm … Continue reading Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 2

Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 1

Chance meeting in Jakarta Bert Baas sat at the Jakarta airport studying a booklet he’d purchased before leaving the UK. He’d purchased this out of curiosity to see if he could recall any of the Indonesian language, he’d heard frequently used in his grandfather’s home for this book was an English to Bahasa Indonesia dictionary. Grandfather had lived in Surabaya East Java in Indonesia during … Continue reading Ethnic Reconnection -Chapter 1

Forgiveness Rewards – Chapter 4

Rachel’s New Name Carole looked at her watch, she’d promised to phone her husband during a one-hour break between surgeries and this was the best time to do that. She turned to Rachel. “Rachel, can you continue with the gardening while I make a phone call to my husband. He has a break from surgery now. I’ll have to do it inside the house as … Continue reading Forgiveness Rewards – Chapter 4

Forgiveness Rewards Chapter 3

Rachel Discovers Heaven on Earth Neither of the parents knew their daughter had been listening having emerged from her room and come downstairs using crutches to get a soda from the refrigerator. It was hard manipulating those stairs with crutches so she had to be very careful not to fall as that would be catastrophic for her leg. She’d been urged to take one of … Continue reading Forgiveness Rewards Chapter 3

Forgiveness Rewards Chapter 2

Carole Abbot to the Rescue Next day was a holiday too and Bernard accompanied his sister Glennis to her usual vantage position in the shade where she could watch all the events taking place on the beach. He knew it must be hard for his sister watching from a distance as all the activities she loved to participate in took place without her. For a … Continue reading Forgiveness Rewards Chapter 2

Forgiveness Rewards Chapter 1

Rachel the Beach Thief Glennis Abbot watched from a vantage point above the beach on a brilliant sunshine weekend day. It was a familiar sight she loved, the ocean blue and beautiful with gentle waves caressed the shore.   She had just finished an assignment chosen for her college history project looking into the foundation of this city and its suburbs. Pioneers had named the … Continue reading Forgiveness Rewards Chapter 1

Mick and Mary to the Rescue Chapter 2

The Final Chance As Mary made her way-out of the police station chief Stan approached. “Well done, Mary, did you feed the boys a tranquilizer? They quietened down when you went in to talk with them.” Mary sighed. “It’s a tragic case chief. I’ve known them since they were babies and they’ve always been respectful to our family. I think they can be rehabilitated with … Continue reading Mick and Mary to the Rescue Chapter 2