Aadi – Chapter 2

The Reconnection Chandra had already been in UK staying with relatives for six months. Aadi had missed their clandestine meetings while he waited for formalities of UK visa and school acceptance and Dakshana had watched her son with sympathy as he shut himself away from usual pursuits. She guessed her son was missing this girl, Chandra. Dakshana had liked the girl and felt Chandra had … Continue reading Aadi – Chapter 2

Anya’s Quest – Chapter 5

Anya’s Life Decision The week flew by while Anya explored the country to the north south and west of Sydney in day journeys arriving exhausted to her room at the Ibis evenings. She was amazed at the range of cultures that had made Australia their home now and was beginning to warm to the thought of living here. She even made inquiries with Janet Farnsworth … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 5

Anya’s Quest – Chapter 4

Anya’s Confession “I suppose I could spend time looking around this vast country if there were some other reasons to do so now that my genealogy research has reached a dead-end.” Anya searched his face for a reaction. He brightened immediately. “My long service leave is due from government employment, but I’ve been putting it off for some time wanting to accumulate more time thinking … Continue reading Anya’s Quest – Chapter 4

Anya’s Quest

Chapter 1 – Tracing Family History Anya Dennis retrieved travel documents from her purse and handed them to the immigration officer. She was tired after several hours air travel but had been looking forward to this visit and saving her salary for a few years so she could have this extended holiday. She glanced at the long line of immigration check in counters with equally … Continue reading Anya’s Quest

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

Caroline’s Thailand Surprise

Caroline glanced out the window as the plane began its descent. The bell had sounded then announcement made a few minutes earlier and those caught late talking in the aisles were still scampering for their seats to buckle up. She had been engrossed in the unique sea and landscape as they’d flown from Singapore. She’d signed up for a two-year contract with an English Language … Continue reading Caroline’s Thailand Surprise

Amsterdam

                                                         June 1995 we were hastily tidying up our contract assignments to hand over to others in Singapore after completion of our term.  We’d completed ten years there, and this was our second and final contract in that city state.  We were soon to move on to the Philippines and back to Educational work. I had one final responsibility, and that was to attend an … Continue reading Amsterdam

Chance Encounter Chapter 2

Harbour Rendezvous Johann made his way to the reception area and selected a comfortable chair reaching out for the Sunday paper to scan headlines while he waited. Manja picked up Stephanie and went to the elevator to punch in her floor level. Stephanie was quiet now but glancing over her shoulder to try and discover where the ice cream man had gone. Manja placed her … Continue reading Chance Encounter Chapter 2

The Singapore Connection – Chapter 10

Family Reunion Stanley didn’t sleep well that night as he was careful not to touch his sister in law. He turned it all over in his mind and looked forward to his return to Singapore with a mixture of happiness and apprehension. He now had knowledge how disappointed the family was with him, but he’d take up his load with enthusiasm and win their respect … Continue reading The Singapore Connection – Chapter 10

The Singapore Connection – Chapter 9

  Fei Hong’s resurrection Stanley had been hiking daily since his arrival on the coast but hadn’t complemented this with balanced meals and adequate rest at the cheap motel. He was feeling weak as he struggled with who to see to help his mind heal. He turned to cross over the road to one of the restaurants he occasionally ate at and gasped in surprise. … Continue reading The Singapore Connection – Chapter 9