Online Novel 2017: Scene 3

Follow me on…The Promise Children Scene #3 – The Hero Crowley stood there for what seemed like an eternity, just looking down at them. Braedon kept his gaze fixed straight ahead. It was extremely unwise, not to mention forbidden, to make eye contact with Crowley. He has to know. Somebody told. Braedon swallowed hard. He […]

Online Novel 2017: Scene 2

Follow me on…The Promise Children, Scene #2 – Spencer Crowley Dustin slunk away and returned to his own table, leaving Braedon alone with the little kids. Spencer Crowley stood at the entrance to the dining hall, tall, thin and menacing. Braden hated him. So did most of the other kids, but only a few were […]

2017 Online Novel: The Promise Children

Follow me on…  Just for the fun of it(and to motivate myself to write fiction again), in 2017 I am writing a suspense/thriller novel and posting it online. Not only that, I’m asking for your help. I’ll publish a scene most Friday afternoons, and at the end of the scene there will be a choice […]

The Joys of Home Ownership (or How I Discovered I’m Not Joe Handyman), Pt. 2

Follow me on…[This is Part 2 of a 3-part story. You can read part 1 HERE.] You have to understand something about me before you’ll fully appreciate this story: Not only am I not Joe Handyman. I’m also not Joe Outdoorsman. I hate camping. If you take me camping, within about 45 minutes of arriving at […]

Is It Possible to Stop Grieving Too Soon?

Follow me on…Most of us have encountered people who we thought were stuck in grief, who needed to “get over it.” [Read my thoughts on that HERE.] But what about people we think haven’t grieved enough? Do you know someone who went through a tragic loss, but who seemed to handle it too well? There have been […]

How Long Should Grief Last?

Follow me on…Have you ever thought or said this about a friend or relative who is “taking too long,” to grieve a loss: “It’s been a long time and she’s still grieving. Shouldn’t she be over it by now?” Anyone who has experienced a traumatic loss will tell you that there is no set time […]