Life After Grief – Chapter 2

Happy Reunion “Cyn this is Pat Dermody. Your resort administration has directed me to your home, and I’ve been ringing the doorbell but no answer. Are you inside or out walking? They could not find you at the administrative center.” Cynthia laughed. She was pleased to hear Pat’s voice. Pat had been her bowling partner for several years before Pat’s husband was transferred to another … Continue reading Life After Grief – Chapter 2

Life After Grief – Chapter 1

Cyn’s Unhappy Retirement Cynthia had moved to the retirement resort soon after the death of her husband. They’d been married for fifty years, and that celebration had been graced by the attendance of family and friends they’d worked with and known for most of their married life. Knowing her husband Steve was soon to enter the final stages of cancer had cast a pall over … Continue reading Life After Grief – Chapter 1

The Large Huggy Worm

Tina glanced out the kitchen window as her custom was as a multi-tasking mother. So many things to juggle cleaning, cooking, washing, and keeping an eye out for her tiny one who enjoyed romping around the back yard and playing on the swing set her husband Doug had constructed over the weekend. She was happy Doug had spent weeks on side and rear fencing which … Continue reading The Large Huggy Worm

The Flood – Chapter 2

Marooned It was a beautiful afternoon as they made their way to town and Amy was glad to use a supermarket trolley to support her damaged back as Lucas sped around grabbing things off the shelf and coming back to where Amy was slowly progressing around the aisles. They ended up with much more in the trolley than Amy had listed but were happy with … Continue reading The Flood – Chapter 2

The Flood – Chapter 1

Amy Moves In Lucas remembered looking out the window a week previously and thought of the conversation with his sister Amy. He’d observed it was about time the drought broke. Lucas had never married as his total energies and attention had been given to developing his business in town. He and Amy had been close, as children growing up in the town of Springdale in … Continue reading The Flood – Chapter 1

Anya’s Quest – Chapter 5

Anya’s Life Decision The week flew by while Anya explored the country to the north south and west of Sydney in day journeys arriving exhausted to her room at the Ibis evenings. She was amazed at the range of cultures that had made Australia their home now and was beginning to warm to the thought of living here. She even made inquiries with Janet Farnsworth … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 5

Anya’s Quest – Chapter 4

Anya’s Confession “I suppose I could spend time looking around this vast country if there were some other reasons to do so now that my genealogy research has reached a dead-end.” Anya searched his face for a reaction. He brightened immediately. “My long service leave is due from government employment, but I’ve been putting it off for some time wanting to accumulate more time thinking … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 4

Anya’s Quest – Chapter 3

Ancestry Research Ends Sunday morning the effects of Anya’s travel time lag were beginning to catch up on her. She was wide awake at 3am but without her usual zest for life. She dozed off at 5am and woke with a start when the telephone beside her bed woke her. She glanced at the clock. It was now 9am and she had a hangover from … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 3

Anya’s Quest

Chapter 1 – Tracing Family History Anya Dennis retrieved travel documents from her purse and handed them to the immigration officer. She was tired after several hours air travel but had been looking forward to this visit and saving her salary for a few years so she could have this extended holiday. She glanced at the long line of immigration check in counters with equally … Continue reading Anya’s Quest

Amber’s Rediscovery Chapter 2

Impulsive Reconnection The Jackson home in their cul-de-sac had been sold soon after Amber went to boarding college. Tad Jackson on his release from the army was recruited as a consultant to one of the government departments so was now located in the capital where his current work was. It was natural then that through his influence Amber was offered a government job in social … Continue reading Amber’s Rediscovery Chapter 2