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Having established a secure financial future, as much as he loved his personal accommodation in the warehouse, Kalyan decided to look for a piece of land on which to build a home. He decided on a water front location at Long Island, and purchased a disused aircraft factory. After clearing the site, he engaged Reflections Ltd to regenerated a natural landscape. Their garden designer Aaliyah arrived to oversee the work. Kalyan asked her to keep an old weeping willow that had survived the industrial landscape. Aaliyah designed him a Chinese garden. Kalyan had found his wife, a talented garden designer.

Footnote. This post updates my former story called: The Pauper.

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    I guess one never knows where he’ll find love. Nice one.



    1. Michael Humphris

      So many people did not like the last sentence of a story called The Pauper, that I felt I had to make amends and write a sequel.
      The comments were so helpful in reminding me that the image of a character could be altered by a throw away/thoughtless sentence.

  2. ceayr

    Neat story, Michael.
    I think you may have an edit problem in the penultimate sentence.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much. Sorry about the mistake. I will look for it. I will always be thankful for any edits that improve my grammar or spelling mistakes. Mike

      1. The Writer's Village

        several grammatical issues to deal with:

        He ask her was to keep an old weeping willow which had somehow survived in the industrial landscape. As she designed a Chinese garden he found his wife.

        Footnote. This post updates the Pauper’s life story: I hope! . Now I am of to see if I can complete Mr Bonds story.


        1. Michael Humphris

          That is my nemesis, thank you for letting me know

  3. Claire Fuller

    Nice bit of history in so few words.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Claire.

  4. Iain Kelly

    Nice simple tale, well told.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, I can hopefully put this character back in a drawer!

  5. Dale

    Love works in mysterious ways…

    1. Michael Humphris

      It really does.

  6. Lynn Love

    A garden and a wife – what a lucky man! Lovely tale, Michael

  7. Sandra

    A sweet story. Love can be found in the most unlikely ways.

  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    Sounds like a great packet deal… both garden and wife at once…

    1. Michael Humphris

      He’s a lucky chap it seems.

  9. jademwong

    Aww a surprising love story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, they were both surprised

  10. Spicedmulling

    Such a nice sweet story

    1. Michael Humphris

      I did not have the heart to give him a bad end.

  11. aliciajamtaas

    What a great idea, transforming an old aircraft factory into a home.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I love seeing the transformation that some buildings go though.

  12. Emily Livingstone

    An interesting wedge cut from someone’s life–this detail ended up being of great consequence to him–true to life!

    1. Michael Humphris

      True to life will do for me. Thank you Emily

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