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 2

Family Retribution “You want me to travel to the US?” Zaid sat in the chair with his mouth open in surprise processing what had been said. His friend smiled in recognition this would have been the last thing Zaid expected and waited patiently for Zaid’s response. “I’d welcome the opportunity sir though this being my first trip to the West I’m naturally nervous.” “All part … Continue reading Family in Crisis – Chapter 2

Conflict on the Mountain

Manu sat at home thinking over his options. He was reluctant to leave this house his ancestors had put together collecting stones lying about in abundance in the rain channel. Most times a gentle stream supplied them with their drinking water and washing and cooking needs but when seasonal deluges hit these hills it became a raging torrent of water that scoured banks revealing stones … Continue reading Conflict on the Mountain

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

Love Found and Lost – Chapter 1

The Recruit Malcolm Gilbert looked up as his secretary Gill opened the door. “Mal are you ready for the last interview?” Malcolm looked at his desk puzzled. “I cleared the last one on my desk Gill. You mean there’s one more?” Gill came over to the desk and looked at the empty folder. “I know I put that one on your table last evening as … Continue reading Love Found and Lost – Chapter 1

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

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

Dora’s Surprising Change of Circumstances

Dora’s hands and legs trembled as she faced Mrs. Barnett and her son Patrick in uniform. She wished the earth would open and swallow her rather than face this embarrassment and threat of probable criminal record. What would happen to her child now? She’d gotten into this mess on account of the child though she knew that was really no excuse and she also knew … Continue reading Dora’s Surprising Change of Circumstances