Sarika Tries to Make Trishan Jealous

"So, how was the dinner party?" Trishan asked Sarika. It was Saturday. He wasn't spending the day with his aunt Savitri because she was spending the weekend with a friend in Manchester. Disappointed, he had called Sarika and she invited him to come over. "It was fine. Saavi was sorry that you couldn't go." "If …

Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

Olivia Discovers the Truth

After what happened between Sable and him before dinner at the mansion last night, he knew that it was pointless and hopeless trying to forget her with another woman. And it wasn't fair to Olivia. She deserved better than a guy who was hung up on his step-mother. Tonight, he was going to end things …

Sable Confronts Layne

Layne was about to get undressed to take a shower after his ride across the moors when the door opened and Sable went in. "I was just about to take a shower," he informed her. "When were you going to tell me, Layne?" she demanded. "Tell you what?" "That you're planning to move out and …

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 …

Layne’s Decision

"Olivia, I'm looking for a flat in Manchester. Can you help me?" Olivia was a friend and a real estate agent who lived in Yorkshire but worked at an agency with offices all over England. She alternated between their offices there in Yorkshire and Manchester. When Layne emailed her on Wednesday to find out when …

Taliban Restrictions & Assignments

"What's the matter, Honey?" Dushan asked Chioma. "Remember how I told you that I really wanted that assignment on the latest Taliban restrictions on Afghan women?" "Yes." "Well, Lydia decided to send Josh, one of our male reporters instead." "Did she tell you why she decided to send him instead of you?" "She said that …

Ruth Visits Dushan

Dushan was in the lobby of his building, waiting for a cab to take him to the synagogue for a Shabbat afternoon programme because Chioma had borrowed his car to drive to an assignment which was in Manchester when Ruth walked in. His heart sank. What did she want? Why couldn't she leave him alone? …

Fifth Time’s a Charm?

I stand at the pier in Barcelona, waiting to board. In my luggage I have my essential essentials and worn out wigs. It's a balmy evening and I'm set to go on the Heart Escapades cruise. This is my fifth time going on a cruise for singles. Maybe this time around I will get lucky …

A Shameful Secret

And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity - Leviticus 20:17 Looking at us, no one …

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