The Client – Chapter 8

The Contest Resolved Tony, Hugh, and Claude made their way upstairs to the unused top floor of the office building. Tony had made inquiries some time ago with his golfing partner Claude who was the planning officer for the Brownsville Regional Government office about converting it into a large home with balcony looking over the street but found out that would be impossible because of … Continue reading The Client – Chapter 8

The Client – Chapter 7

Corporate Planning in a Crisis Two days after his cell phone alerted, he had a new message and he glanced at it. Anita? How had she managed to acquire his cell phone number he couldn’t recall giving that out as he routed all business through the office phones and only gave the private number out to big clients and professional friends. He smiled. This woman … Continue reading The Client – Chapter 7

The Client – Chapters 5-6

Trouble in the Camp – Chapter 5 Tony was just settling in for the daily routine when his mother phoned. He greeted his mother warmly and waited to hear what she had to say. “Tony your father has been having chest pains but was foolish enough to start dressing for the office. I phoned the ambulance while he was dressing, and they are here at … Continue reading The Client – Chapters 5-6

The Client – Chapters 3-4

Stella’s Indiscretion – Chapter 3 Most of the people in town had known each other since childhood and their families went back a long way into the history of the town. It had started as a gold rush town and as the easy gold was picked up from river and creeks around the district miners began to burrow into the earth and soon the developing … Continue reading The Client – Chapters 3-4

The Client – Chapters 1-2

The Colthorp’s Tony Edwards glanced at the flashing light on his desk phone and frowned at the annoying buzz that always accompanied that light when the intercom was being used. He removed the handset and spoke. “Yes Stella?” Stella In her receptionist cubicle outside his office spoke. “The Colthorp’s are here for their appointment Tony. I can bring an extra chair, or do you want … Continue reading The Client – Chapters 1-2

Twins

Allan Carter remembered sitting in his lounge trying to determine what he felt like doing that time long ago. It had been a hard day at work working on the construction project. Usually, the guys who worked with him were a cheerful lot and humour flowed through the day as they toiled to get another home ready for the deadline. The construction company they worked … Continue reading Twins

The Complimentary Hotel

Justin Cardwell looked forward to enjoying the free stopover in a hotel before he caught the flight home next day to join his wife and daughter already on vacation in their homeland. He’d been unwilling to take those extra days to orient his replacement, but Helen was already enjoying thinking of herself reconnecting with her parents after a five-year absence and he hadn’t the heart … Continue reading The Complimentary Hotel

Finding a Friend

Horst Weber hunkered down at his desk in the classroom absorbed in an English textbook. He was still coming to terms with the transfer his family had made to take charge of a software development corporation in Silicon Valley. His father Gerhard was a sought-after expert in the field with years of top-level executive experience in Europe, but it had been too tempting to refuse … Continue reading Finding a Friend

Love Conquers Fear

The Two Yasmins – Chapter 1 Yasmin glanced around the office where an assortment of people from a variety of cultures worked together. She liked the environment and felt quite at home here. It had been a rough ride arriving at this present position she occupied but some of the ugly memories were beginning to fade now with only the occasional bad dream waking her … Continue reading Love Conquers Fear