Cliff froze in the doorway. “What’s he doing here?” Bey barely stopped in time to avoid crashing into him. “Who?” Cliff pointed into the crowd of…
Kiana barely scraped through high school. Her teachers had labeled her lazy and slow early on. But she let it all wash off her back. She just wasn’t…
“You think you know me.” A note of anguish in his voice made me turn back. I searched his faded, wrinkled face for signs of someone I might have known…
A furious rattling of the old push handle on the front door of my cabin wakes me. My heartbeat wobbles, jumps, races, then settles. It comes again, and…
Not even a power outage could keep Eli from finishing this book. He had waited for a whole year for the last installment of his favorite series. He had…
“Mom?” “Yes, Grant?” Viv looked up from her book, giving her son her full attention. Grant’s eyes remained fixed on his own book, though he had laid it…
Carly wasn’t sure what hole Jay had crawled out of; all she knew was she needed to get away from him fast. I mean, really, how much of anything he had…
Inspired by a fallen leaf
“Look at this.” Denny held up his phone screen. Les squinted, reading the print under a picture of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. “Yeah, looks like a…
Mindy had the right name for the job but not the look. She had gone into library science because she loved books. She loved their looks, their smell…
Linny did her best to ignore Kelly’s constant nattering. “Why are we traipsing in and out of every store in the mall?” Kelly stopped, refusing to walk…
“Nope. Not going there.” Ginny looked Lisa straight in the eye, determined to hold her ground this time. “What’s gotten into you lately?” Lisa sneered…