Sept. 11, 2001

Kids have great intuition, or at least this is something that I read and had experienced in my childhood. (Perhaps it’s also that adults are not as good at faking their emotions as they think they are — food for thought.) But, you could feel something was amiss amid the seventh-grade classrooms I inhabited that day. The smell of fresh pencils, new binders, and pre-teen anticipation were all in the air as the new year had barely started, and yet, here it was.Read More »

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WIP: Adam 4

Work in progressWork in Progress, or WIP, posts are excerpts from open writing projects.  All writing is my own and in the rough draft phase. Take it (but don’t actually take it, copyright me and all that) or what it is!

Previous posts detailing Adam and Sam’s story can be found here, here and here. How do you feel about them so far? Let me know in the comments.

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So this is what bliss feels like? Sam thought, momentarily, as her eyes were closed, basking in the sunshine of a do-nothing day, surrounded by people she loves, near a body of water were she to get too hot, a bottle of Leinkugel’s Summer Shandy beside her, a good book in her bag, should the opportunity presents itself. Read More »

WIP: Sons

Work in progressWork in Progress, or WIP, posts are excerpts from open writing projects.  All writing is my own and in the rough draft phase. Take it (but don’t actually take it, copyright me and all that) for what it is! 

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How extremely fitting, Sarah thought, as she began to awaken from her fitful sleep on the day of her son’s court sentencing. The thunder booming even over the rumbling of the window air conditioning unit, the lightning lighting up the bedroom, despite closed shades, indicating it’s not a passing storm, but one that has settled in and eliminated the sunlight.Read More »