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    • The gold brick

    • Love stories
    • Isabel lost her heart to Peter who is always making promises he never keeps-the worst possibly was asking her to plan their wedding in his absence and then not turning up. Despite his frequent lapses and her family and friend’s disapproval, Isabel...
    • Consider the screever

    • Biographical fiction
    • The author explains how he came to give up his “… comparatively secure and carefree life of a screever ( a pavement artist)” to become a scribe – one who writes little pieces for the newspaper. None of this would have happened if he had not been...
    • Consider the screever

    • Biographical fiction
    • The author explains how he came to give up his “… comparatively secure and carefree life of a screever ( a pavement artist)” to become a scribe – one who writes little pieces for the newspaper. None of this would have happened if he had not been...
    • It goes like this

    • Marriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • Background to Arthur

    • Best friends ; Biographical fiction
    • The author recalls the life story of his best friend, Arthur, who grew up in a church orphanage that believed in raising “ children on religion and starvation”. The harsh cruelty with which he was treated as a child and later hardships in life did...
    • It goes like this

    • Marrriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • An old flame

    • Marriage
    • Janet puts all her efforts into helping her friend Linda revive her marriage which had become very routine and dull. As she tries to help Linda, the truth suddenly dawns on Janet that in order to save her own marriage from boredom she herself needs...
    • The China Pig

    • Marriage ; Adultery
    • Henry, though married, finds himself developing a growing passion for Crystal, his friend Paul’s wife. She obviously shares his feelings and he tries very hard to resist but his attempts prove futile until Paul brings matters to a head by talking...
    • Buddies

    • Love stories ; Jealousy ; Violence
    • Aston and Rufus were friends until the day they quarreled over Silvie, Aston’s girl. He felt that Rufus was being too friendly with her and so in a jealous rage Aston attacked his friend. Rufus was prepared to continue the fight until, battered and...
    • Barometer falling

    • Interpersonal relations; Women
    • The author gives a bird’s eye view of life among a variety of people on a given day and concludes with the story of Connie whose dog had bitten her friend’s child. Every day Connie feared the child’s mother would confront her with a medical bill,...
    • Christmas Eve

    • Christmas stories; City and town life; Rural life; Interpersonal relations; loss
    • Christmas Eve is usually a time of food, laughter and good cheer, but for some like Connie, there is little cause to celebrate. In the country, she listens to her family’s chatter as they express their wishes for a better new year. Mass Jim talks...
    • Night shudders over all

    • Man-woman relationship; Marriage; Infidelity
    • Night time seems to bring to fore all sorts of events and behavior as people reach out for life or try to make sense of it. The author presents some examples, including: the wife who suspects her artist husband of philandering with his latest...
    • Hot water

    • City and urban life; Interpersonal relations
    • A variety of scenes from city life: a vagrant arrested for loitering sentenced in court the next day; three mischievous boys playing on the beach; a man courting a somewhat reluctant nursemaid; an attempted blackmail that goes awry; a pregnant...
    • Start of something again

    • Man-woman relationship; Interpersonal relations; Hurricanes
    • Duckett and Silver meet regularly at their favourite restaurant to talk about art and politics as the city grows restless in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. During this time, Silver is flirting dangerously with a married woman right...

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