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

Godchild – Chapter 2

Soul Mate for June Ann June Ann’s brothers left after a week touring England and Scotland and while travelling looked for possibilities to expand their own business interests. June Ann cried as they left Cambridge in the rented van to return to their respective lives overseas. But she felt the love as she was welcomed as a family member. Charles’ children were in awe of … Continue reading Godchild – Chapter 2

Godchild – Chapter 1

For an introduction to this story read The Cambridge Connection 1-14 first. June Ann Discovers Her Roots June Ann Ewbank watched with intense interest from her window seat as the plane came out of holding pattern and began the descent to London airport. Beside her were two men who she considered to be elder brothers. They’d agreed to jet across from the US to Jamaica … Continue reading Godchild – Chapter 1

The Cambridge Connection Chapters 13-14

Return to Cambridge – Chapter 13 Charles was at the office early Monday morning realizing that if the police were doing a background check on him, he’d need to explain to the senior partner his mentor what the reason for that check was. As soon as his mentor arrived, he beckoned him into his office and greeted him warmly. “Were you able to sort out … Continue reading The Cambridge Connection Chapters 13-14

Facing Reality – Chapter 3

Mother Black Catalina looked around uncertainly as she entered the restaurant. It was not the kind of place she’d frequent but felt the need to follow through with her curiosity about this young man Figit. The woman had given her a description as to what she’d be wearing, and it was something that couldn’t possibly be missed. She spied her deep inside the crowded restaurant. … Continue reading Facing Reality – Chapter 3

Cultural Adaption

Ahmed gazed with astonishment at the children of the family next door playing in their front yard. He was aware the name of the game in English was basketball. Since his family had moved into the neighbourhood from the detention centre where refugees had been processed over countless months he’d lost track of time, and troubles in his homeland were beginning to fade from his … Continue reading Cultural Adaption

Maroochy

Maroochy Adams sat in the shade of towering eucalypt trees covered with hanging vines reaching toward her from tallest branches of the trees. There was a profusion of ferns and tall grasses scattered beneath the trees and to her left a slowly moving red bellied black snake headed for the lake to search for frogs hidden among reeds covering the small bay. Maroochy cared little … Continue reading Maroochy

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

ABAEZE

Abaeze whispered to his friend Benjamin in the most spoken Nigerian Yoruba language apart from the national official spoken language English as the truck sped through the Chunnel on its way through to their destination in the UK. They had relatives there who’d assist them to melt into the underworld of illegal immigrants and find them work that would care for their survival needs bypassing … Continue reading ABAEZE