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    • 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...
    • End of a dream

    • Love stories
    • Christine imagined herself living in a dream world with the stranger who regularly visited the flower shop where she worked. Eventually, she discovers that the man in her dreams was nothing like the real man whom she later comes to know and love.
    • 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...
    • 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 Witch

    • Obeah ; Witchcraft ; Loneliness
    • Old Mother Beck, the village obeah woman, is feared by all and loved by none. The villagers resort to her to regain their lost love, to cast spells on their rivals, and to compel others to do their will. She survives on what they pay her and so she...
    • The Chaperone

    • Sex roles ; Women
    • Ella, somewhat plaintively, talks about how men and women are treated differently in society and suggests her acceptance of these gender-based differences. However, she seems to fail to realize that she herself is going against these stereotypes by...
    • Drums in the night

    • Witchcraft ; Obeah
    • The sounds of the drums in the distance tortured her robbing her of her security and of her beloved Tom. Together they had openly mocked the power of the obeah men when they first came to the village, but all that changed when crops began to fail,...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Storm Warning

    • Hurricanes
    • A hurricane is approaching and already the heavy rains are causing physical destruction and severe hardship for the people. For example, Silver has a terrible toothache and because of the storm he is unable to get to the dentist; Pinkie, desperate...
    • The Talisman

    • Love; Man-woman relationship
    • He decided that the wonderful almost mystical bonding between them as lovers had to be broken, and to him fell the unpleasant task. He felt that he had given his all to the affair while to her it was not serious but something she could set aside...
    • The Inheritance

    • Death; Brothers
    • The elder brother knew he was dying but he had one score to settle first before departing this world. He and his brother had jointly inherited their father’s property but somehow this sharing between them had extended to his mistress who had also...

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