Happy New Year

Terry Power sat on the back porch of his home contemplating the area where he and Wendy had decided to construct a swimming pool. That would have to go on the back burner now along with their planned trip to Europe a year from now. He was a methodical man and needed this quiet time…

The Spirit of Christmas

“I want my presents before Christmas!” Six-year-old Scott stood with legs apart and hands on hips with a determined look on his face. His gaze swept from his Mom to the presents under the Christmas tree and back again. Maddy Stone glanced at him momentarily then returned to putting finishing touches on the food in…

Thanksgiving Fire Engine Experience

“I did it, I did it!” Little Johnnie pulled on his mother’s skirt to get her attention and she sighed in resignation. “Yes, I know dear, you’ve been telling me that all afternoon!” Susan Wright was struggling with the cake mixer blades jammed at a most inopportune time. The pie mix was only half done…

Village Birth

Manohar sat cross legged on the charpoy listening carefully. Squatting around him were some of his male relatives from this village Chandragaon. They were all making small talk to fill in time, but Manohar had other things on his mind and had shut the village out as he thought through his situation. Blaring through the…

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

  James sat in his daughter June’s room watching her sleep. He found it relaxing after chasing sales for the commercial property real estate group he worked with. He’d started with them as soon as college course work was complete and degree results were in hand before looking at job opportunities. He’d always fancied a…

Mandy’s Christmas Present

  Mandy walked barefoot down the cinder track leading to Aunt Muriel’s farm cottage. The sharpness of that path hurt her feet, but she determined to be just like the other kids who removed their shoes as soon as they left school running as fast as they could to homes scattered around this rural village….

Lee Ann’s Happy Valentine

Lee Ann sat at her bedroom window looking out over the remnants of a once great plantation. Cotton fields had long gone to be replaced with houses in a suburb which now crept to striking distance of the manicured gardens in front of her window. She craned her head to search for her Mother Willow…

Happy New Year

  Cliff guided his wheel chair down the hospital rehab corridor angrily. It wasn’t fair! He was a sportsman. Tennis, football, swimming and surfing were his life. Well it’s true his real life was marketing administration but that was a necessary evil to earn his keep. His passion was sports. Muscular arms pumped wheels of…

Flick’s Christmas Gift

  Flick pressed himself close to the hedge in a side lane closely observing the house across the road. Now and then he’d peep around the corner checking to see if there was any movement in the house opposite glancing up and down the street for late night pedestrians, traffic or the dreaded police. The…

The Best Christmas Present -Conclusion

Chapter 2 – Christmas Presents Don looked out the window and noted a light snow fall on the balcony. Opening up he felt bracing air and sucked in appreciatively. A weather system was moving in. Snow had arrived late this year. All of a sudden he was energized into action. This was to be the…

The Best Christmas Present

Chapter 1 – The Ranch Don sat on his apartment balcony watching evening traffic snake its way through the streets below. It was a rare experience for him to have time to do this as he was usually at work this time of the evening or tidying his desk to leave space for Ms Almeida…

Santa’s Miracle

Tony was feeling very satisfied with himself. Father Christmas had delivered a brand new blue bicycle with white racing stripes and he was determined to put it through its paces now Dad was there to guide him. Well he had his doubts about Father Christmas but it was a transitional age where glamor of a…