Richie’s New Year Surprise

Richard Banks hobbled down the footpath for a daily inspection of his mail box. It was a ritual he’d performed since retiring from his work as a mechanic. He was noted around the district as one who could fix anything mechanical farmers possessed and some of their equipment had long since run out of service options as those products had ceased production for one reason … Continue reading Richie’s New Year Surprise

Thao

Thao paused to check out sales specials in the bargain basement of the department store. The Christmas rush was well behind, and departments were desperately trying to offload stock left over from the Christmas season so they could free up cash flow for their orders of coming season clothing. Thao loved bargains and always waited for change of seasons sales so she could stock up … Continue reading Thao

Jana Says Yes

Brendon Carter sat at his desk studying his certification in law issued by the University of Pennsylvania. It bought back memories of the hard slog he’d gone through to earn that degree and countless hours spent in a library and intense activity in the various vacation assignments with New York legal practices or following someone in Congress to get a feel for a possible future … Continue reading Jana Says Yes

Beth’s Discovery – Chapter 1

The Journey into Depression Beth Henderson looked at the pile of personal effects delivered to her door in boxes considering what she’d do with them. She requested the delivery men to wait while she removed her car from the garage and backed it onto the lawn maneuvering around the truck parked in her driveway skillfully. Then she went into the garage to survey space available … Continue reading Beth’s Discovery – Chapter 1

Enemy Friend – Chapter 3

A Family for Armando Armando shed tears of joy to think there was someone who cared for him that much. He knew they’d take good care of his business and customers were quite familiar with the children who’d grown up helping him there. They were now adults. The train journey south was quite different to the one many years ago when he made the trip … Continue reading Enemy Friend – Chapter 3

Enemy Friend Chapter 1

Enemy Friend – Chapter 1 Armando Feelings in Australia were running high when war was declared on Germany by Britain September 1939 and immediate appeals made for help from the colonies as they prepared for Hitler’s invasion. Australian newspapers covered events overseas in shrill headlines and movie screens were deluged with black and white pictures of the progress of the war. Germans and their allies … Continue reading Enemy Friend Chapter 1

The Cambridge Connection Chapters 11-12

Family Intervention – Chapter 11 By 10am he was on his way to the hospital to report on Taniyah’s father’s visit the evening before. She was quite angry at the mention of his name, but Charles insisted she accept his apology and work with her father for the future of both her and her baby. They talked about that future as Charles checked emails and … Continue reading The Cambridge Connection Chapters 11-12

The Cambridge Connection Chapter 7 – 8

Emergency – Chapter 7 Charles swiped the green button to accept the call and greeted his superior respectfully waiting for the reason for this late call. “Charles I’ve just received some interesting news and thought you may wish to know even though its so late in the day. Ms Howlett and her team have been recalled to the US as her President has decided to … Continue reading The Cambridge Connection Chapter 7 – 8

Facing Reality – Chapter 2

Figit All this history had been going through her mind as the taxi negotiated crowded New York streets to her apartment. After paying the taxi and retrieving her packages she was startled by an unfamiliar voice by her side and turned in puzzlement. The voice repeated the question as she turned to face him. “Need help with the packages Miss?” Catalina glanced quickly at the … Continue reading Facing Reality – Chapter 2

Cultural Adaption

Ahmed gazed with astonishment at the children of the family next door playing in their front yard. He was aware the name of the game in English was basketball. Since his family had moved into the neighbourhood from the detention centre where refugees had been processed over countless months he’d lost track of time, and troubles in his homeland were beginning to fade from his … Continue reading Cultural Adaption