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 …

Loneliness and Seniors

Two years ago, I read an article on seniors and how an alarming of them go an entire week without talking to anyone. Can you imagine going for days with little or no human interaction? How sad for these seniors who were once caregivers--parents who took care of their children, providing for them. When my …

Breaking Up With Judi

He had to break up with Judi. It was going to be very tough because she was such a sweet person. They had a good relationship. He cared deeply for her but he wasn't in love with her. It was Livia whom he loved. It had always been her, ever since high-school. He had called …

Mrs. Cheung Learns About Karine

Jason was on a ZOOM call with his parents. As usual, his mother did most of the talking. She was going on about one of the neighbors who had invited her over for lunch. "I was looking forward to some of her delicious soup, but instead, she said that we were going to have peanuts …

A Dreaded Meeting

"You know what I'm going to miss when we leave Johannesburg?" Avianna asked Max one afternoon when they were relaxing in the living-room. He had gone home for lunch and had a few hours to kill before heading back to the hospital. "What's that?" "Knitting neighbors and nagging noises." "I'm not sure I understand what …

Doing the Impossible

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” - Luke 18:27, NKJV Elizabeth and her husband Zacharias were righteous people who walked in all of God’s commandments and ordinances. They were blameless. They were a godly couple who loved the Lord and were faithful to Him in all they did. They lacked …

Justice For All

Jesse was a journalist who had been covering a much publicized rape case. That night, when he and his wife, Jodie were relaxing on the sofa, he said to her, "Today was a day of pandemonium and persuasions." She stared at him. "What do you mean?" "Pandemonium erupted in the courtroom when the verdict was announced." …

Enough, Already

"Isn't that Boris, Cate's fiance?" Mrs. Courtenay asked her husband, Phillip as they waited to be seated. "Yes, I believe it is." "Then, what is he doing with that girl?" "Perhaps they are just friends, Hyacinth." "I doubt that very much." "Let's not jump to any conclusions." They were escorted to their table. On the …

At the Pub With Boris

Tulia was waiting in the lobby for Boris when he got there. She smiled when she saw him. "Hi." "Hi." He held the door open for her and they stepped went outside into the crisp night air. The pub was a ten minute walk from where they lived. It was as lively as usual. They …

Boris On the Rebound

"Boris?" I glanced up and was startled to see my neighbor, Tulia standing there. I hadn't heard her because I was so deep in thought. I was still reeling from the shock of Cate breaking off our engagement. The ring was in my pants pocket. I longed to throw it away but it was expensive. …

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