Jana Says Yes

Brendon Carter sat at his desk studying his certification in law issued by the University of Pennsylvania. It bought back memories of the hard slog he’d gone through to earn that degree and countless hours spent in a library and intense activity in the various vacation assignments with New York legal practices or following someone in Congress to get a feel for a possible future … Continue reading Jana Says Yes

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

Caroline’s Thailand Surprise

Caroline glanced out the window as the plane began its descent. The bell had sounded then announcement made a few minutes earlier and those caught late talking in the aisles were still scampering for their seats to buckle up. She had been engrossed in the unique sea and landscape as they’d flown from Singapore. She’d signed up for a two-year contract with an English Language … Continue reading Caroline’s Thailand Surprise

Facing Reality – Chapter 4

Trouble at the Law Firm Catalina watched anxiously as the black van with darkened windows came to a stop outside her apartment building. She’d been waiting there for ten minutes under the curious gaze of Wes the watchman at the entrance to the apartment building. Ma Black had phoned to ask her if she was interested in seeing the real underbelly of New York and … Continue reading Facing Reality – Chapter 4

Facing Reality – Chapter 1

Catalina Catalina Sanchez alighted from the taxi and used her card to pay for the fare offering a generous tip in cash after gathering her parcels. She could hardly wait to get up to her apartment overlooking the East River New York. It had been a hard day at the Law firm where she worked as an intern and she was grateful to her parents … Continue reading Facing Reality – Chapter 1

Roopa

Ruth Shepherd looked at the baby in her arms and compared it to her own body. The baby was fair skinned like its father Brian, but it seemed quite content to be enclosed in her brown arms and attach to her greedily at feeding time. She marvelled at the miracle of birth that had produced her daughter from the union of two greatly different heritages … Continue reading Roopa

The Happy Christmas Surprise – Chapter2

Yearnings Fulfilled There was an urgency about William’s thoughts as he looked around him at the scenery and thought of the lifestyle he’d once enjoyed to the fullest. He was restless to move on now. It had been at this past Octoberfest he met Helga Schmidt. William had sat alone watching dancers work through their routines while bands beat out traditional and current German popular … Continue reading The Happy Christmas Surprise – Chapter2

The Happy Christmas Surprise – Chapter 1

Lifestyle Transitions William Dreseler III sat in his makeshift hut on a hill overlooking the company present logging location British Columbia Canada and contemplated his assets. These consisted of a bed table and two chairs he’d constructed plus a pot belly stove useful for keeping warm and cooking in winter. His real treasure was safely installed in a bank in Vancouver and he’d worked hard … Continue reading The Happy Christmas Surprise – Chapter 1

The Consultation

Ester stood in front of the bank of elevators flashing green signals as each floor was visited. Most of the people waiting were dressed in suits and were probably heading for the upper floors where the giants of industry had their offices but there were a few who were dressed down and she wondered where they’d be going in a place like this which was … Continue reading The Consultation