Jerome worked in the tea shop for almost 8 years and he had to change his job for a still more better living as the day to day expenses increased as they grew up. He joined a lathe factory as a trainee mechanic for a decent salary that was sufficient to take care of his family. Then he happened to meet Anderson another trainee of the same age who became his close friend as time passed by. It was time for Jerome’s brother and sister who  started off their higher education which often demanded more money. Most of the time Anderson proved to be a helping hand during tough times that prevailed in Jerome’s family. It was the time Jerome fell in love with Anna, the daughter of his senior trainer. Jerome felt very much afraid and shy to propose her. Every time he would try to approach her and return without disclosing anything. After a long struggle of 2 years with his conscience he made up his mind and approached her. It was Christmas time, fun and enjoyment were in no limits in that town. He dressed up to his best and waited outside the St. Peter’s Church where she will drop in daily to offer her prayers. It was 5 in the evening,  as usual she finished her prayers and came outside. She saw him waiting near the banyan tree next to the parking lot. She crossed the place and saw Jerome walking towards her with a smile.

To be Continued…….

January 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . stories. 3 comments.


This is a story about JEROME PARKER, a tea supplier working in a tea stall adjacent to the main road of a popular town. The story revolves around him from the age of 6 to 60, the distress, the difficulties, the challenges he faced during that period.

Jerome Parker at the age of six started his life as a tea supplier following the demise of his parents. He had an uncle, a bad alcoholic who spends his time fully in drinks. Sad Jerome Parker had to make work hard for his brother and sister left behind by his parents. Clara and Stephen were only three years old and were not in a position  to realize that their parents are dead. But Jerome took great care of them. He made them study in a corporation school and took over their schooling expenses too. He had to work day and night to make  their living expenses. His only entertainment was his cycle with which he goes around and supplies tea to vendors and other people. Thank God his master James was a kind hearted man who was the only person to hire Jerome and supported his living. James, who owns the tea shop had no relatives. His beautiful wife and his charming son both died in a bomb blast that shattered the town a few weeks before(Jerome’s parents too lost their lives in the same blasts). Poor James saw Jerome in the form of his dead son and took good care of him.

To be continued……


January 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . stories. 4 comments.