A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 3

Suspicions Confirmed Maria struggled in her mind as she slowly closed the front door again from the inside. She stood there for a while then retraced her steps and sat on the lounge chair. She looked at the old woman sitting in her favourite chair sobbing and human sympathy replaced anger. The old woman had been kind to her during the years she’d stayed there … Continue reading A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 3

A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 2

Relatives in the Neighbourhood Maria opened the door wearily. She’d fitted in cleaning five houses today working quickly. After many years, she’d perfected a system, speed and a quick eye made her a sought-after professional at her work. She was sometimes envious of servants in rich houses whose jobs were specific and less onerous. But her overall monetary reward for speed and excellence made it … Continue reading A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 2

A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 1

The Mystery Unfolds. Jeffrey sighed as he steered the lawn mower carefully into a shed at the back of Mrs Jones home. She was a hard taskmaster and supervised every moment of his afterschool time on lawns and gardens. He hated this job, but no one else in the street had been prepared to give him a job after school each afternoon. Some of the … Continue reading A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 1

Nowhere to Go – Chapter 4

The Misguided Choice Next morning the silence continued, and Mildred decided to let it run its course. He loved her and would forgive her, at least that’s what she hoped. She’d placed a wedge between them and Eric’s brother. She’d let him alone for a while but knew she’d have to apologize and bring the family together again. What if Gary had reported this to … Continue reading Nowhere to Go – Chapter 4