Wallum Discovery – Chapter 2

Mai The girl continued to study him as they walked the distance along the beach until they reached camp. James felt uncomfortable under that inspection and was guarded in his conversation. It looked like his time at this beach was not going to be as productive as he’d hoped if the family knew where he…

Wallum Discovery – Chapter 1

Footsteps It was in that little sandy cove far removed from the usual hustle and bustle of tourist traps an hour drive from there he met her. On a whim, he’d decided to take his four-wheel drive along a sand track that seemed to go on and on. There were signs others had tried it…

Fleur

Fleur sighed a contented sigh as she waited for the plane to come to a stop by the terminal at La Tontouta International Airport. She’d been too long away, but was back home at last. Glancing out the window at that familiar sight she smiled. Long ago she’d have been the one to stand facing…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 4

Conspirancy “Mom, what’s the name of the other English woman you work with at school?” Andy asked as they travelled home from school on their first day after vacation. “Andy, you know who that is, it’s Elizabeth Ho. Why are you asking?” Rebecca looked at Andy in surprise. He knew very well who it was,…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 3

Susan Ho The young woman resumed her impassive manner. “I’m sorry, I suppose you wondered why I laughed? You see I’m Eurasian and it was quite ironical for you to suggest I may have prejudice against you, I’d have expected the reverse. My father is Singaporean and mother English. They met at Oxford when he…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 2

Sentosa Andy alighted from the cable car and began his familiar progress toward Siloso Beach. Looming in front of him was the back of the gigantic Merlion, symbol of Singapore. It occurred to him he’d never taken a photo of that imposing structure before and wondered where the best vantage point would be to get…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 1

Andy Andy sat looking out the upper floor bedroom window at Holland Park. He attended an international school in Singapore. Both parents worked, his Mom as a teacher at the international school and his Dad for a multinational banking corporation. They’d been in Singapore almost ten years and to Andy Singapore was the norm. He…

Wu Mei – Chapter 10

Vindication Comrade Fong entered his office in Beijing and took his place at the table. The corruption clean-up was going well throughout the country. Some of the leaders in provinces had been misusing their influence and needed to be re-educated. Money arising from exploitation was forfeited to the state. It was their job to serve…

Wu Mei – Chapter 9

Temporary Reprieve When Wu Mei arrived at the office next morning she found Grant sitting in her office waiting. “May, we could have a solution for you. My wife has a job in government which puts her in contact with a lot of important people. She’s not in a position to share what her work…

Wu Mei – Chapter 8

The Surprise Visit Wu Mei picked up her phone and noted on the screen it was Grant calling. She murmured her greetings. “May, would you come to my office please?” Wu Mei put a sticker against the print out she was editing and headed for Grant’s office. “May this man says he knows you and…

Wu Mei – Chapter 7

 The above image is copyrighted to mstecker.com Trouble at Home Wu took his place at the weekly meeting in the Party Room greeting each of the members sitting around the table in turn. He’d known them all since student days and they were regulars in each other’s homes. While orthodoxy was preached in the party…

Wu Mei – Chapter 6

  Into the Fire  Grant Adams rose from his chair as Wu Mei knocked and entered. “Good to have you back May, we have a huge backlog of work to catch up on so it’s good you finished with Singapore and are back with us. I had to fight to get you back from Singapore….