Chapter Five


Family Stories

Note to Readers: A few fans have noticed that each chapter in this story has been told by a different character. Chapter One was written from the perspective of Crash, the dad. Chapter Two was told by Scarlet, the mom. Chapter Three was simpler in language because it was told by Mia, who was then […]

February 18, 2018

Chapter Four


Family Stories

Note to Readers: A few fans have noticed that each chapter in this story has been told by a different character. Chapter One was written from the perspective of Crash, the dad. Chapter Two was told by Scarlet, the mom. Chapter Three was simpler in language because it was told by Mia, who was then […]

February 11, 2018

Chapter Three


Family Stories

(This is Chapter Three in a series. I invite you to read Chapter One and Chapter Two first.)    Frozen in fear, we all waited. Again came the rap on the windshield. “What if it’s Dad? I whispered. “What if it’s not?” Ian whispered back. “Shhhhh!” Mom hissed. “I’m trying to listen. Dad would say something.” […]

February 6, 2018

Chapter Two


Family Stories

(This is Chapter Two in a series. I invite you to read Chapter One first. )   Hearing no answer from my husband, I repeated my question. “Isn’t it kind of weird that there hasn’t been an exit forever?” Crash glanced at me and nodded silently. Ian piped up from the back of the van. “Yeah. […]

February 3, 2018

Chapter One


Family Stories

Exhausted, I put my head on the steering wheel. The LED clock on the dashboard said 6:15 am. “We’re already behind schedule,” I laughed. I glanced at the woman in the passenger seat. “You ready to do this?” She laughed. I love her laugh. It was one of the 378 things that had brought me […]

January 29, 2018

Meeting For The First Time


Family Stories

Perched on the armrest of the oversized couch, she looked out the window at the blooming Bird of Paradise and waited expectantly to hear a car pull into the driveway. Hearing nothing for several minutes, she grew impatient and grabbed her sketch pad from her carry-on luggage bag. The new pencils that her father had […]

January 25, 2018