July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

If I were to be honest, I’ve been working on a prequel to my novel “Without Grace” for several years now. Needless to say, I am not one of those who rushes to get a book written. I think that instant gratification in this self-publishing climate doesn’t honor the work. That said, I have [...]

Chapter Three

April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here a Snafu, There a Snafu, Everywhere a Snafu The Volkswagen kept a steady pace with the flow of traffic. Lottie rarely had the opportunity to drive and wasn’t eager to get to Denny’s anytime soon. As far as she was concerned, her family were little more than acquaintances, except for Denny. [...]

Chapter Three installment 4/2/2020

April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just as Jeff started to head back outside, she said, “Would you please go upstairs and tell Josh to turn down that music?” Denise was in the kitchen with her mother. She started the pie crust so that it would be ready when Jeff returned with the apples. [...]

Chapter Three (Installment) 3/31/2020

March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

He took a sip of his coffee, so strong he could almost taste the grinds, while Gail was still missing in action. She’d been in the ladies room a good ten minutes.           Gail had excused herself to hit the ladies room in the dive of a diner, which was nothing more than a roadside [...]

Chapter Three: Here a Snafu, There a Snafu, Everywhere a Snafu

March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Allen surprises Lottie She was reminded of the time that Allen had dropped in unexpectedly at her and Sandy’s Greenwich apartment, which had been so odd to her. The Volkswagen kept a steady pace with the flow of traffic. Lottie rarely had the opportunity to drive and wasn’t eager to get to [...]

Chapter Two/ cont. 3/27/2020

March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Denise’s Concerns Denise was about ten years old at the time and recalled how the baby, Charlotte, would cry for hours unattended in the crib while her mother was hidden away in the bedroom refusing to push herself out of bed. Denise stood in the walk-in closet riffling through her blouses. [...]

Chapter Two, Cont. 3/26/2020

March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emily and Her Vivid Imagination In silent haste, the clerk boxed up the desserts and took Emily’s money while rolling her eyes at the patron behind her. Emily took the boxes and felt disgusted stares following her as she waddled by the endless line of customers. “What’s in that?” Emily [...]

Chapter Two: On the Road Again…And Again 3/24/2020

March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lottie It was Lottie alone sitting at attention each week, feigning observance to the service while imagining she was up in the plane with her father, barely hearing what Reverend Cole was preaching. There used to be trips to the mall, to restaurants—from fast food to four star, and, of course, [...]

The Gathering Brood (Full 1st Chapter)

March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Heading Out The Gathering Brood will either amuse readers or horrify them. This work of fiction is about five adult siblings who have all been requested by their mother to attend a Fourth of July gathering to celebrate her being in remission from cancer. The contemporary story takes place in a [...]

The Gathering Brood 3/22/2020

March 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Heading Out Meet Natalie If she did go to Emily’s it meant risking missing the Port Jefferson ferry. Even now, it was going to be close. The very idea caused her to press a little harder on the gas pedal. If there was any justice at all, Natalie was getting her just desserts for what she’d put [...]
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