Anya’s Quest – Chapter 3

Ancestry Research Ends Sunday morning the effects of Anya’s travel time lag were beginning to catch up on her. She was wide awake at 3am but without her usual zest for life. She dozed off at 5am and woke with a start when the telephone beside her bed woke her. She glanced at the clock. It was now 9am and she had a hangover from … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 3

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 – 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

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

Hugo’s Life Journey

Hugo Beaufort stood with arms clasped behind his back gazing from his upper office over the vast sea of robots at work on the production line far into the distance. It was a massive operation and he stood bemused at what he’d developed over these past forty years. Not bad for a university dropout he thought then turned and went back to his desk bristling … Continue reading Hugo’s Life Journey