Rylan: Find a Girl to Love

Rylan was checking locations for his next commissioned book, a historical novel to be set in the beautiful surroundings of Windenburg. The Von Haunts estate still retained many original features, and the floral gardens, bushes and fountains led to a romantic arch situated by the waterfall. At the side of the house, a maze, perfectContinue reading “Rylan: Find a Girl to Love”

Aria: Retirement Woes

Time, Aria had so much of it, retirement stretched ahead, a vast emptiness. Her daughter loved mornings, the energised attitude driving her projects, enabling her to cram so much into her day. Ziva’s career gave her confidence, she smiled, breezed through the house, a cheerful positive voice answering the phone, volunteering or meeting friends. AriaContinue reading “Aria: Retirement Woes”

Rylan: Life out of Balance

Working as a freelance writer meant dropping whatever you are doing and hanging around with friends whenever they called. They entered bowling matches, movies and new DJs livened up the dancefloor, anything to stop Rylan pining over Emilie. Acting as wingman, Sai led the way, he loved the club scene, dragging Rylan to the danceContinue reading “Rylan: Life out of Balance”

Rylan: Making my own Rules

Rylan quit his job at the greasy burger joint and with school finished, the time had come to strike out, take charge of his career, be the boss. While his sister is career-minded like Aria, Rylan thought of himself similar to their father. Creative writing had been a strength in school and posed a possibilityContinue reading “Rylan: Making my own Rules”

Ziva: The Next Step

Aria imagined her retirement filled with romantic getaways, fine dining and hiking along the local trails. She and Jose planned a move, San Myshuno with its penthouse apartments, easy access to the theatres, but with him and her second love deceased, the future looked empty. The growing demands of her clients tired her, leaving herContinue reading “Ziva: The Next Step”

Aria and Rylan: Best Laid Plains

Aria and Braydon made their plans, the serenity offered in Granite Falls, a quaint lodge, fishing spot, romantic forestry walks, stargazing and cuddling near the campfire. Despite reservations, Aria agreed to the plans and the chaos the twins had in mind for their graduation and birthday that same weekend. The twins arrived home excited, discussingContinue reading “Aria and Rylan: Best Laid Plains”

Aria: A New Normal

Aria cried, Rylan was right, her mind was elsewhere, the impact her absence was having on her family. Wrapped in grief Aria focused on her career and friendships, everything except the children, their needs all but brushed aside. Her son was rude, arrogant and hurting, how could she get through to Rylan, he missed hisContinue reading “Aria: A New Normal”

Aria: We All Need A Time Out

When romance is young, you feel you have all the time in the world to explore; it can mean taking it for granted. For Aria, time slipped by as she embraced new love. She felt disconnected from her children, the distance growing as they did, so having Braydon, filled in the little moments. Feeling closeContinue reading “Aria: We All Need A Time Out”

Ziva: In the Quiet Corners she Remembers

The house is so quiet, Ziva closed the door, standing in the hallway, stairs to the right, opposite, the lounge and the kitchen door. At this point, Jose used to pop his head round to greet them pretending they had woken him up. His arms pulling them in tight, Rylan wriggling free-running upstairs, pausing halfwayContinue reading “Ziva: In the Quiet Corners she Remembers”

Rylan: Fast Food and Faking it!

Manual labourer, local cafes, Rylan found it tough finding a job to support his desire for independence until Newcrest Burger Palace called him back. Work was lousy, slave labour, cleaning tables four days a week, on four-hour shifts, the perks did include chatting with customers when the boss was absent. He hated that two shiftsContinue reading “Rylan: Fast Food and Faking it!”