Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

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Abuja, the Lake & the Girl

She stood by the tree, watching him as he walked along the wooden plank above the lake. He was half naked and bare feet, wearing only swimming trunks. He had a very nice physique. She had never seen him before and she had been coming to this lake for a while now. Was he a …

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Good Food & A Wedding in Kenya

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox "Lots of good food here," Chi remarked. "Yes," Albert agreed. "Where's the wife?" "At home stewing." "Stewing? Why?" "She's still mad at Jason and me." "You mean because he's engaged to the Kenyan woman?" "Yes." "Well, I can understand her being upset with him but why is she upset with …

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Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

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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 …

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A Funeral, a Divorce & Cheating

I was sitting listlessly in my living-room. I had just come home from visiting Aunt Savitri after we went to church. The sermon, Compassion Like Christ was very interesting and it held my attention from beginning to end. After the service, we mingled with the minister and other church members before we left. As we …

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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 …

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The Housekeeper

It started with her being his live-in housekeeper. She had migrated from Lusaka, Zambia and needed a job. She saw an ad in the newspaper for a living housekeeper and she went to apply in person. The interview was to be held at the detached home in London. When she showed up, he answered the …

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Ruth Has a Change of Heart

Gideon was in the kitchen when Ruth walked in. "Where's Chelsey?" she asked. "I think she's out riding." "Gideon, she mentioned that you've decided not to go to go on your trip to France." "That's right. She was extremely upset. I felt terrible disappointing her like that." "She said that it was because of me …

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A Wife for Prince Amir

The prince of Kabari was young and handsome. He was sought after by every rich family for their daughters. He had his pick of beautiful women. There were banquets, balls, all sorts of occasions orchestrated by his family for him to meet women with the hope that one of them would be his betrothed but …

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