Nigel Takes Ruth to the Gala

It was the night of the gala and Nigel was nervous and excited. He had been looking forward to it all week. After he looked himself over in the mirror to make sure he looked fine in his tuxedo, he left his flat and headed over to the house to pick Ruth up. He couldn't …

Adaeze’s Dilemma

"Okay, Eze, what's wrong?" "Why do you think something's wrong?" Adaeze replied evasively, her eyes wary as they met her older sister's steady gaze. "I know you and I can tell that something is wrong. And you should know that I'm not going to stop asking until you tell me." Adaeze sighed. "Aamin and I …

Pride and Humility

Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?  You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you …

Sarika Attends Saanvi’s Dinner Party Alone

Sarika walked in, feeling self-conscious. She was tempted to turn around and leave. If only Trishan could have come with her but he had to work late. He encouraged her to go to the dinner party. "You know that Saanvi will be disappointed if you don't go," he told her. Saanvi was her cousin. "Here …

Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

Layne Finally Breaks Free

"We can't continue like this, Sable." She looked at him. "What do you mean?" "We can't continue sneaking around like this." "We're not sneaking around like a couple of teenagers. I resent you saying that." "What we're doing is wrong, underhanded." "You and I didn't set out to fall in love with each other but …

Layne’s Visitor

Layne was standing at the window looking out when the doorbell rang. He went immediately to answer it, grimacing when he saw who it was. "Hello, Layne. May I come in?" Sable asked, her heart pounding as she met his forbidding gaze. Without saying a word, he stepped aside for her to step into the …

Celebrating with Olivia

Layne was in a pub, sitting at the bar waiting for Olivia. They were going to celebrate them finding him the perfect flat in Deansgate. Although he had been keen on living by the waterside, he had decided that he liked that area the best. He had called his father yesterday and told him that …

Sable Learns of Layne’s Plans

"What's the matter, Dear?" Nigel Wharton asked his wife, Sable. "You've been very quiet all day. Is something on your mind." "Layne isn't going to be joining us again for dinner tonight. This is the third time this week." "Oh, is that all?" Mr. Wharton was relieved. "Well, we can expect that to happen more …

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