Clara’s Coffee – Chapter 8

Mid-afternoon that day, less than a week ago, Sylvia had finally learned from the police that the two male occupants of Oliver’s wrecked Jaguar had been taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary. A phone call to the hospital revealed that one of the two men had been pronounced ‘dead on arrival’ and despite … Continue reading Clara’s Coffee – Chapter 8

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)