New Year Discovery

Samuel Owens stood at the door of his new home waiting for the moving van. He’d been living in a motel room a half hour drive away and the moving company had informed him by phone early this morning they expected to reach their destination at 9am. It would be wonderful to get settled as he had to start work at Pleasure Technology Corporation next … Continue reading New Year Discovery

A Happy Christmas Present for Grace

Grace paused from her search of newspaper ads where she’d been circling job opportunities. Sounds of approaching footsteps in the corridor always got her attention at this time of day when there was less activity with most of occupants already at work. It had been a secure neighborhood when she and her mother moved in ten years ago but lately with construction of more high … Continue reading A Happy Christmas Present for Grace

Oriole – Chapter 2

Dreams Can Come True “Did you come to see me teacher?” Tom smiled warily thinking of what Oriole’s mother had told him in the interview. “No Oriole but I’m glad to see you. I must give something to your mother.” “Please don’t tell her what I did to Doug Cullinane teacher.” “Of course, I won’t Oriole, that’s between you and me. Would you tell your … Continue reading Oriole – Chapter 2

Oriole – Chapter 1

Parent Teacher Review Oriole put up her hand in class and the teacher pointed to her indicating she could speak. It had been a lesson on math and Oriole who was obviously the smartest in class was always quick to put up her hand and answer when a question was directed to class generally.  Even when teacher Tom Clooney directed a question specifically to one … Continue reading Oriole – Chapter 1

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 5

Final Resolution Senior members of the Gamal family were taken by surprise when a truckload of Egyptian secret service operatives suddenly appeared at their home and herded them into a room for questioning by two senior members of intelligence. The rest fanned out around home and outbuildings minutely examining paperwork they found and confiscating phones, computers and other electronic devices while the family protested. The … Continue reading Family in Crisis – Chapter 5

Family in Crisis – Chapter 4

Goodbye Galisha Zaid found it difficult to sleep that evening and wondered how he’d be able to cope with his research at the university next day. FBI agents had told him it was probable his return to Jordon would have to be delayed as they needed him to give recorded evidence at their headquarters. The stranger had been whisked away in handcuffs for interrogation but … Continue reading Family in Crisis – Chapter 4

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