The Family Barbecue

"Trishan, do you think I'm overdressed for a family barbecue?" Sarika asked me as they walked to where his car was parked. "No, I don't think so," I replied. "I think you look lovely." She smiled. "Thank you." I was carrying the covered tray with the Jeera chicken wings which she had baked. I had …

Laird and Martina Honeymooning

It was their first night in Bora Bora. They were staying in a beach villa at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort with its private garden with private plunge pool. The comfortable living room opened onto the beach and they had dazzling views of the lagoon and the majestic Mount Otemanu. The bedroom was very …

Laird Proposes

He was on his way to Martina's place for dinner and was nervous as hell because he was going to propose. It was one thing to date an MP and quite another to be married to one. What about the times when he'll be working late during the week and sometimes even on the weekends? …

Marilyn’s Pick Me Up

"Do you notice anything different?" Marilyn asked her friend, Joyce. Joyce studied her friend who looked like she was in her early thirties rather than in her mid-forties. There wasn't a touch of grey in her dark tresses, she noticed enviously. She had a few grey strands. "What moisturizer are you using on your face? …

Our Skin

  I'm engaged to James, an older and extremely handsome man. We met at a party thrown by a couple of Yale students. I was there alone but he was with a date but by the end of the night, we both knew we wanted to be together. When I left to get a taxi, …

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