Advent Stories #5 Happiness

Happiness. This is as simple as she can put it. Happiness in its truest form. It shouldn’t feel this real or this beautiful but it does. In two days it does, and it might be a new feeling, but she believes this will last a life time, each feeling better than the last. This happiness…

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Advent Stories #2- The Rhodes Family

Serena, Beatrix, Bella and Sloane, daughters of Briar and Stephen Rhodes, they grew up in The Village, a small commune in the Cotwolds. Serena, the oldest, is a corporate lawyer at an investment bank in Mayfair. Oxford educated, for both her degree and masters, and a PhD from Cambridge, she is the consummate overachiever. She…

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Advent Stories #1- What Bella Did

‘What are we doing for the holidays?’ ‘I don’t know. What do you want to do?’ Sloane looks at her husband as she gets dressed. He is still in bed, no signs of getting out of it. ‘You’re really not going into the office today?’ ‘Nope. You don’t have to go in too, you know.’…

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The Knightsbridge Wife- The Way Back

Caroline woke up early this morning, earlier than normal for a Saturday. A day when she likes to sleep in. But that was when her husband was still living at home. Xavier will be over later this morning to pick up the kids for swimming and drop off Amelia. That’s the hard part for Caroline,…

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The Knightsbridge Wife; aftermath of drama.

‘Mommy are you and daddy getting a divorce?’ Caroline almost ran the red light when Olive asked that question. ‘Where on earth did you hear that?’ ‘Lily was talking about her parents getting one and she said she heard that you and daddy could be getting one.’ ‘What’s a divorce?’ Xander asks ‘Nothing you have…

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The Knightsbridge Wife; Trial and Punishment.

Caroline woke up with a splitting headache. She’d had a terrible nights’ sleep of course, after everything went down between herself and Xavier. ‘Oh God.’ She moaned, remembering the details of the previous evening. It wasn’t pretty… ‘Caroline, wait.’ Xavier was quick on the heels of his wife as she hurried up the steps to…

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The Knightsbridge Wife; the cold war

‘How are things between you two?’ ‘Home is hell.’ Caroline answers Kelly’s question with words she never thought she would use to describe her marital home. The home where she created a family with her husband. But they are the most apt words. ‘We walk around on egg shells, put up a front with the…

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The Knightsbridge Wife; Long night. Longer morning.

It was a long night and Caroline spent most of it lying awake and waiting by the phone, hoping to hear from Xavier or the police about Amelia. Thrice when she called him it went to voicemail. His phone must be dead and the in-car charger for the SUV has not been fixed. They’d been…

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The Knightsbridge Wife; Secrets…

2am and Caroline is not only awake, but in the kitchen; in the throws of baking 100 cupcakes for the class field trip. And it’s all thanks to Kelly’s now silly sounding advise about the rules of the field trip. ‘You mean a field trip for children has rules too?’ She blurted out when she…

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