Family Business – Chapter 3

Succession Plan Audrey and James were in their final year having commenced August and looking forward to finishing May next year and as it was customary to take time travelling abroad for a while before settling down to a career for those in the upper class of society James decided to use that transition period working at the Stewart plantation. His enthusiasm for that line … Continue reading Family Business – Chapter 3

Family Business – Chapter 2

Happy Celebration James was lost in thought as he pondered what he’d just said to Audrey’s father. Life in plantation production had been furthest in his mind when he came to spend thanksgiving with Audrey and her parents, but it looked appealing since visiting the citrus plantation briefly. His father had expectations he and his siblings would join his organization which consisted of engineering and … Continue reading Family Business – Chapter 2

Family Business – Chapter 1

Thanksgiving Cynthia Stewart busied herself around the kitchen organizing for the upcoming thanksgiving celebration with family. Her husband Albert tried his best to stay away from her during preparation for this event as she seemed to have no end of things for him to do on her husband-do list. Not that there was any serious tension between them. They’d been married now for a very … Continue reading Family Business – Chapter 1

Family in Crisis – Chapter 3

The Spy At the end of the second semester Zaid prepared to escort a batch of exchange students to Vanderbilt University in consultation with university administration and those who’d been student escorts in the past. He’d made copious notes as this was to be a venture, he had no prior experience with. The past months had been discouraging with no communications from his love Galisha … Continue reading Family in Crisis – Chapter 3

Aadi – Chapter 5

Shadi at Last Chandra bade a tearful goodbye to the London branch of the Reddy family and returned to her father’s home in Chennai. A great celebration took place to welcome her home. Hameer had been in contact with Chandra’s father and all the formalities were complete between the two families. Chandra’s father consulted a priest to determine the most auspicious time for a wedding … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 5

Aadi – Chapter 4

Chandra Gains a New Family There seemed to be no softening of Hameer’s attitude, but Dakshana had learned through the London Reddy family Chandra had been a frequent guest in their home through her studies and realized there would be an eventual confrontation on that issue. Dakshana wanted to see her son Aadi happily married to a woman of his choice and she liked this … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 4

Aadi – Chapter 3

Chandra Meets the Extended Family The green VW flicked its lights as it approached and Aadi recognized that was the signal for her arrival. He quickly removed the orange traffic restraints and beckoned her to park. She backed in expertly and his heart swelled with pride at her skill. Chandra emerged flushed and clutching her purse. She stood briefly and looked at him. She was … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 3

The Flood – Chapter 1

Amy Moves In Lucas remembered looking out the window a week previously and thought of the conversation with his sister Amy. He’d observed it was about time the drought broke. Lucas had never married as his total energies and attention had been given to developing his business in town. He and Amy had been close, as children growing up in the town of Springdale in … Continue reading The Flood – Chapter 1

Amber’s Rediscovery Chapter 2

Impulsive Reconnection The Jackson home in their cul-de-sac had been sold soon after Amber went to boarding college. Tad Jackson on his release from the army was recruited as a consultant to one of the government departments so was now located in the capital where his current work was. It was natural then that through his influence Amber was offered a government job in social … Continue reading Amber’s Rediscovery Chapter 2

Amber’s Rediscovery – Chapter 1

Marcus the Roman god Amber sat on the floor cross legged with her laptop open. She and Marcus were supposed to be studying their homework for the next day at the Huber home and Marcus’ mother Alishia would frequently appear around the corner to check her son and the neighbor’s daughter were acting properly. She’d felt uncomfortable when her neighbor Brenda Jackson had asked if … Continue reading Amber’s Rediscovery – Chapter 1