A New Beginning

Deshawn Edwards stepped quickly through the gates and then paused. He looked up soaking in the clear, uninterrupted view of blue sky dotted with small clouds and circling birds. He felt the early summer sun warm on his face, enjoyed the quiet of this suburban street and, closing his eyes, let the sensations wash over … Continue reading A New Beginning

Clara’s Coffee – Chapter 7

“Another Cognac?” Slurred Peter, waving the bottle at Oliver.             The lunch at the Fernway’s had been over for hours. After Basil and Diana had left, Peter and Oliver had retired to the library, knowing Clarissa maintained a well-stocked drinks trolley there. The ladies had remained at the table, discussing next season’s plans for the … Continue reading Clara’s Coffee – Chapter 7

Clara’s Coffee – Chapter 6

The monthly Sunday lunch at the Fernway’s had always been popular amongst a group of Clara’s shareholders. In days’ past, these occasions had been far bigger affairs, including children and grand-children and, in summer months, had spilled out onto the lawns, with the inevitable, impromptu games of cricket and croquet. Today’s occasion was a far … Continue reading Clara’s Coffee – Chapter 6

On the Table (Clara’s Coffee – episode 3)

Melissa found that she had been installed in a small but pleasant office of her own, complete with a shiny new laptop, a printer and a new Nokia mobile phone. Nigel had passed over a copy of his bound business plan to her. His instructions had simply been “I need you to research which properties … Continue reading On the Table (Clara’s Coffee – episode 3)