तितली (Butterfly) – Chapter 4

Decisions Noorzia and Titali lay on mats in Matildas bedroom. They’d done that for a couple of weeks during Matilda’s illness administering local medicines during the night along with drugs to help her sleep. Matilda was often in sweat as the body released toxins with the help of these medications. They bathed her often to keep her body clean. Women of the hills were expert … Continue reading तितली (Butterfly) – Chapter 4

तितली (Butterfly) – Chapter 3

Surprising Confession When Noorzia returned to the bungalow after seeing her husband off on his journey she found Reg distributing gifts to the servants after unpacking his belongings. These were items he’d acquired in England he knew would have interest to them. Each of the servants chatted excitedly as they received their gifts and pronounced a blessing on him for his generosity. Noorzia smiled happily. … Continue reading तितली (Butterfly) – Chapter 3

Shalini’s Escape – Chapter 1

Before You Read This story is confronting but it happens and we need to be aware of the dangers our children face in the world as it is today. The reality however is much more tragic than this story will reveal. Parents have a difficult job ensuring their children are safe as they progress through life to adulthood and have the capacity to discern danger … Continue reading Shalini’s Escape – Chapter 1

A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 4

Rediscovering Family Months later Maria’s new lawyers finalized the estate, and everything was transferred into her name. The estate had eventually been valued at just under five million dollars and a regular income began to flow into her personal bank account from investments. Maria visited with the accounting firm that had handled Mrs Jones tax reporting matters and retained them to represent her. Money was … Continue reading A Family for Jeffrey – Chapter 4

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

New Neighbours – Chapter 4

Reverse Discrimination Lucas braced for an outburst from Angela but when that didn’t happen he turned to face Professor Khoury. “There was an incident in the Library that upset her Sir, I thought of taking her home so she could rest under supervision of Mrs Khoury. The Professor relaxed, “Good for you son, is there anything I need to look into at the Library?” “No … Continue reading New Neighbours – Chapter 4

New Neighbours – Chapter 3

Relationship Discovery After Lucas had finished his college work he decided to take a year off and learn from his father in the research wing of Bert’s company. His knowledge was still rudimentary so he’d not be paid by the company or assigned specific responsibilities but Bert gave him a very generous allowance from family funds so he could feel independent. Lucas was very intelligent … Continue reading New Neighbours – Chapter 3

ASHA (आशा: (Hindi name meaning “hope”).”

CHAPTER 1 A NEW LIFE Asha sat at her desk staring at the computer screen. There was a clatter of human movement telling her the days work had begun as papers and files made their appearance on desks and filing cabinet drawers clanked open and shut. She could already hear the muffled conversations coming from seemingly endless cubicles in this open plan office space. Just … Continue reading ASHA (आशा: (Hindi name meaning “hope”).”

दत्तु (Datu)

The Paan Wallah prepared betel leaf with areca nut as Datu waited patiently. He never tired of watching the process as the stall holder worked his trade. The Paan Wallah held out his hand before handing over the final product and gave his red stained teeth grin. Datu reached into his money pouch and produced the usual payment while the vendor continued to hold out … Continue reading दत्तु (Datu)

Outback Wedding

Shirley sat looking at the group of embarrassed relatives gathered around her in the front room of the log cabin. She glanced from one face to another as they busied themselves in small talk casting a furtive look in her direction occasionally. She shrugged and stretched. Something caught her eye and she picked up the hem of her wedding dress. There was a tear on … Continue reading Outback Wedding