Legacy

    Norman paused to read the engraved desk sign and held it up so he could study flashing gold lettering as he turned it to pick up light reflections. It had been a habit of his since his son had presented it to him several years ago when Norman made him partner in the…

The Christmas Spirit – Chapter 2

The Spirit of Giving It was a month before Christmas and Shawn had been mulling over the doom and gloom served up on cable and free to air stations. He’d been particularly moved by videos of millions of people on the move around the world looking for freedom, safety and economic opportunity and was rather…

The Christmas Spirit – Chapter 1

Image courtesy of publicdomainimages.net Mutual Understanding Annabel busied herself fossicking in the cardboard boxes her husband Shawn moved progressively from the garage protesting as he came. As she tried string after string of decorations returning them systematically as each was rejected, she smiled at his protests. Christmas was coming, and the tree was being assembled…

Night Terror – Chapter 1

Betrayed Luella sat in the darkness of her bedroom and tried to process her feelings. She couldn’t bear to have lights on as the big wedding picture of her and Wes was on the wall facing her. The picture bought back memories, none of them pleasant. Her face expressed no emotion but inside those emotions…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 4

Conspirancy “Mom, what’s the name of the other English woman you work with at school?” Andy asked as they travelled home from school on their first day after vacation. “Andy, you know who that is, it’s Elizabeth Ho. Why are you asking?” Rebecca looked at Andy in surprise. He knew very well who it was,…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 3

Susan Ho The young woman resumed her impassive manner. “I’m sorry, I suppose you wondered why I laughed? You see I’m Eurasian and it was quite ironical for you to suggest I may have prejudice against you, I’d have expected the reverse. My father is Singaporean and mother English. They met at Oxford when he…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 2

Sentosa Andy alighted from the cable car and began his familiar progress toward Siloso Beach. Looming in front of him was the back of the gigantic Merlion, symbol of Singapore. It occurred to him he’d never taken a photo of that imposing structure before and wondered where the best vantage point would be to get…

Like Father, Like Son

Bruce pursed his lips and stamped his feet.” You don’t know how to play house and shouldn’t hit me so I’m going home to play by myself!” Ana was holding on to her arm and inspecting it carefully. She looked cross. “It wasn’t nice of you to hit me so hard. I don’t like playing…

Outback Adventure – Chapter 3

Big Decision Trevor was up at 4.30 am to make sure he’d not be embarrassed again when Sheila arrived. This time he took  his day clothes into the small bathroom and was relieved to find a series of nails had been hammered into the back of the door which he assumed were for hanging clothes….

Outback Adventure – Chapter 2

Reality Strikes The swinging doors suddenly opened and a black face appeared. “’Ese Ere!! There was a loud chorus from inside. “Welcome teacher Trevo?” A deeply tanned tall wiry man with red face appeared at the door with outstretched hand. “I’m the local police officer Paddy Morgan, call me Paddy. This is my assistant Jacko!”…