The Client – Chapter 7

Corporate Planning in a Crisis Two days after his cell phone alerted, he had a new message and he glanced at it. Anita? How had she managed to acquire his cell phone number he couldn’t recall giving that out as he routed all business through the office phones and only gave the private number out to big clients and professional friends. He smiled. This woman … Continue reading The Client – Chapter 7

The Client – Chapters 5-6

Trouble in the Camp – Chapter 5 Tony was just settling in for the daily routine when his mother phoned. He greeted his mother warmly and waited to hear what she had to say. “Tony your father has been having chest pains but was foolish enough to start dressing for the office. I phoned the ambulance while he was dressing, and they are here at … Continue reading The Client – Chapters 5-6

The Client – Chapters 3-4

Stella’s Indiscretion – Chapter 3 Most of the people in town had known each other since childhood and their families went back a long way into the history of the town. It had started as a gold rush town and as the easy gold was picked up from river and creeks around the district miners began to burrow into the earth and soon the developing … Continue reading The Client – Chapters 3-4

The Client – Chapters 1-2

The Colthorp’s Tony Edwards glanced at the flashing light on his desk phone and frowned at the annoying buzz that always accompanied that light when the intercom was being used. He removed the handset and spoke. “Yes Stella?” Stella In her receptionist cubicle outside his office spoke. “The Colthorp’s are here for their appointment Tony. I can bring an extra chair, or do you want … Continue reading The Client – Chapters 1-2

Love Conquers Fear

The Two Yasmins – Chapter 1 Yasmin glanced around the office where an assortment of people from a variety of cultures worked together. She liked the environment and felt quite at home here. It had been a rough ride arriving at this present position she occupied but some of the ugly memories were beginning to fade now with only the occasional bad dream waking her … Continue reading Love Conquers Fear

Beth’s Family Discovery Chapter 2

Discovering a New Inspiration “I’m not happy Joan and don’t know why. Suddenly running these multiple franchises is not giving me the buzz it used to, and I need to think about what I want to do with my life now. I’m not getting any younger.” Joan laughed. “I’m a year older than you Beth. Are you telling me I must retire? I’m not at … Continue reading Beth’s Family Discovery Chapter 2

Beth’s Discovery – Chapter 1

The Journey into Depression Beth Henderson looked at the pile of personal effects delivered to her door in boxes considering what she’d do with them. She requested the delivery men to wait while she removed her car from the garage and backed it onto the lawn maneuvering around the truck parked in her driveway skillfully. Then she went into the garage to survey space available … Continue reading Beth’s Discovery – Chapter 1

Enemy Friend – Chapter 3

A Family for Armando Armando shed tears of joy to think there was someone who cared for him that much. He knew they’d take good care of his business and customers were quite familiar with the children who’d grown up helping him there. They were now adults. The train journey south was quite different to the one many years ago when he made the trip … Continue reading Enemy Friend – Chapter 3

Enemy Friend – Chapter 2

Kindness Repaid The senior Oliver’s fought back. He was their friend not an enemy and he’d held the farm together for them during the war doing his part to support the war effort on behalf of Australia which he now claimed as his country. The brothers were appalled, and they were beside themselves with anger when their sister unexpectedly supported her parents in the fight … Continue reading Enemy Friend – Chapter 2

Enemy Friend Chapter 1

Enemy Friend – Chapter 1 Armando Feelings in Australia were running high when war was declared on Germany by Britain September 1939 and immediate appeals made for help from the colonies as they prepared for Hitler’s invasion. Australian newspapers covered events overseas in shrill headlines and movie screens were deluged with black and white pictures of the progress of the war. Germans and their allies … Continue reading Enemy Friend Chapter 1