Robbed

In a haze of smoke, she appeared unexpectedly, like a thief in the night, beautiful, exotic and mysterious. She came towards me as in a dream. I stood there, helpless, unable to resist. I wanted to run away but I couldn’t move.   Closer she came, her thick dark hair flowing about her exquisite face.… Read More Robbed

Cai

Cai stared at the moon as it hung low over the horizon.  Sleep eluded her.  Her husband, Huan was in Myanmar investigating the Rohingya massacre.  Five days had passed since she last heard from him.  She constantly checked her emails and cell for messages but nothing was forthcoming. A knock on the door jolted her. … Read More Cai

Motherhood

Dirty pampers.  Waking up at all hours to feed. Stressful days.  Fitful sleep.  The need for adult conversation.  Relief when Dad comes home and takes over.  You have time for yourself now.  You savor the moment.  You get to do what you want to do.   But you don’t want her to grow up too fast.… Read More Motherhood

The Truth

“What are you doing?” she asked him, agitated.   “I am going to turn the pages for you,” he said.   She was sitting at the piano about to play something while her aunt and her visitors were sitting in the drawing- room having tea.  “I can manage,” she told him.   “Please, Helen.  I… Read More The Truth