Monthly Archives: September 2015

Chapter Seventy-Two

“Do you want another drink, Mel?” Laura shouted a little louder than necessary. Melanie shook her head. “No thanks.” She replied, raising her own voice slightly to be heard over the music, then turning her attention to her other friend. … Continue reading

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Chapter Seventy-One

The warm light of the morning sun spilled over the stone walkway as Melanie approached the porch steps, dragging her rolling suitcase behind her. Perfectly on cue, Lucas appeared in the doorway, rushing out onto the porch to take his … Continue reading

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Chapter Seventy

Krystina lay on the soft, cool bed of grass and stared up at the thousands of twinkling stars above her. She sighed softly, enjoying the peaceful stillness of the night. A small smile came to her lips as she relished … Continue reading

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Chapter Sixty-Nine

Lucas hummed softly to himself as he opened the refrigerator, rummaging around for a few moments before finding the ingredients he was looking for. Hopefully I can finish before the girls get up. He thought. Between Krystina going to school … Continue reading

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Chapter Sixty-Eight

The dark night sky above was completely clear – not a single cloud obstructed any of the thousands of twinkling stars from view. Evelyn smiled to herself as she looked up at them. She’d been watching the stars nearly every … Continue reading

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Chapter Sixty-Seven

Krystina yawned softly to herself as she stepped out into the warm morning sun. It was a beautiful day. The white wood of the back porch creaked softly beneath her feet as she crossed to the backyard. Her mother was … Continue reading

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Chapter Sixty-Six

The next few weeks were something of an emotional rollercoaster for Krystina and her family. It was all so overwhelming. The funeral was probably the worst. The initial shock of learning of her grandfather’s death had been difficult enough – … Continue reading

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