“Maybe it’s the curse of modern humanity that pulls us into the cocoon of our own lives. Our salvation is the capacity to reemerge with wings and take flight like a butterfly.” Sofia writing to Jesse Date: November 3From: JesseSubject: Cruise to Baja California Dear Sofia, When I saw you standing on the ship’s railing … More Butterflies
Abigail reached over and squeezed her twin’s hand. “You told me your connection with him went beyond the one you set up as a huntress. I can’t imagine that changed. But no matter what happens between you and Jacob, saving him was the right choice.” As the sun steadily rose on the eastern horizon, Jacob’s … More Hunting Season—Part 8
I pulled the 35-year-old photo from my purse and handed it to her. It was nestled in front of a piece of cardboard inside a plastic sandwich bag. “Ohhh.” She let out a breath as she studied the photo of her in a pink ballgown and my father in his black tuxedo. A single teardrop … More Satin Slippers
She heard a boy’s voice that said, “There she is.” The words were quiet, as though they were a whisper in her head. Lee Anne stopped pumping her legs, opened her eyes, and looked around. Were some of the other kids playing hide and seek? She scanned the playground for signs of a boy. The … More The Boy in the Woods
I learned early on there ain’t no gettin’ rid of the squirrels ‘round here. The damned critters run back and forth across my roof all day, chew my wood siding, nest in my attic, and steal peppers and tomatoes out of my garden. They’re annoying as hell, but I don’t want to wipe ‘em out. … More Don’t Shoot the Squirrels!
Delilah sat across from her in the other chair, occasionally glancing toward Jacob as she picked at her fingernails. Abigail sensed waves of fear radiating from her twin and felt the tightness in her sister’s chest as if it were her own body being squeezed. “We can ask Pa to spare Jacob,” Delilah suggested. Abigail … More Hunting Season—Part 6
Khufukaef was one of the inhabitants of the Theban hills. They were strange people, with powers the Egyptians did not possess. There were stories of miracles. Blades that could cut the hardest stone as if it was butter. Wheeled sledges that could move the heaviest rocks as if they were the weight of feathers. He … More Forbidden Union
Delilah noticed a young man watching her. He sat near the water’s edge on a towel spread in the sand. She smiled at him, thinking he was probably a college student in his early twenties. She could tell her smile surprised him. His eyes widened and he stilled, as though frozen in that moment. Abigail … More Hunting Season—Part 1