Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

Running into Rehema & the West End

"Who was that woman we saw as we were coming into the station?" Sarika asked as we waited for the train. We were on their way to see a matinee show of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap in the West End. I hadn't expected to run into Rehema so it was quite a shock when I …

Mrs. Lopez Visits Angie

Angie was lying on the sofa when the doorbell rang. She quickly got up, ran into the room and stuffed the pillow under her blouse. Then, she walked slowly to the door. She peered through the keyhole. It was her mother. "Hello, Mama," she greeted her when she opened the door. Mrs. Lopez stepped into …

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 …

Rosalie Gives Maxime the Third Degree

"So, how was your weekend in London?" Rosalie asked Maxime. "It was extremely enjoyable." "Really?" Rosalie replied. "And what did you two do that made it so extremely enjoyable?" "As you know, we went to see Swan Lake matinee show." "Yes and what did you do afterwards?" "Why are you so interested in how I …

Trishan Visits Rehema

It was half-past five and Aunt Savitri was in the living-room, relaxing and watching television. I decided that it was time for me to leave. "I'll see you on Saturday," I said. "And again on Sunday at the barbecue." "Yes, I'll see you then. Have a good week." "Thanks, you too." "Don't forget to take …

Church, Lunch & No to Marriage

"Are you happy that I came to church with you today?" Trishan asked his Aunt Savitri. "Of course!" "It's a nice church and the people are very friendly." "Yes. It's like my second home and the people are like my other family. They're always warm and welcoming to members and visitors alike. A lot of …

The Wedding, a Family Barbecue and…Rehema

So, it's Saturday afternoon and we had arrived half-hour to the wedding which was to begin at 4pm. It was to be held at an impressive Georgian mansion nestled in enchanting 18th-century gardens. I stood there, feeling as if I were on the set of a period drama and I half expected to see the wedding …

Halal Dating

So, a group of us from the university were hanging out at Eastern Food Bazaar. I was sitting next to Anele. We're at the counter getting our food. I try not to stare at her but I can't help it. Since I've been at the university and this is my last year, I've never met …

Dating, Marriage & Homecooked Vegan Cuisine

"Trishan, why do you keep looking at your watch? Do you have somewhere to go?" "No, I don't have anywhere to go." "Would you like a cup of tea?" "No, thanks. Where's Rehema?" "Is she the reason why you keep looking at your watch?" "I thought she would be here by now. Do you want …

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