The Naughty List

While decorating the Christmas tree, my grandson Jack and I started talking. This story is from that discussion. I hope you enjoy it.  Santa’s Naughty List (a family story) Nick rocked the chair back and forth, struggling against his restraints as Noel strode towards him holding out the magical snow globe. “I’m sorry Nicky but the only way I can be Santa is if you … Continue reading The Naughty List

White Gold excerpt

Hello readers and fellow writers, I’m working on a scene for my sequel “White Gold.” I’d appreciate your feedback. Agent Jake Monroe is looking for evidence that links the present to crimes of the past. Is this section too long, too much telling? It’s about four pages long.      The man ran from the brick canopy of the hospital entrance. The collar of his … Continue reading White Gold excerpt

Molly’s Christmas Wish (an original short-story)

“Santa Claus!” Molly exclaimed. “Oh mommy, can I go tell Santa what I want for Christmas? Please.” Five-year old Molly tugged on her mother’s hand. Callie bit her lip and stared at the mall Santa in his red suit. What’s the point, there will be no Christmas for us. “We have time Callie,” her cousin Rose said. “Let’s take the girls to visit Santa and … Continue reading Molly’s Christmas Wish (an original short-story)

Car Trouble Epiphany

Leah Marie Rowe was angry. The piece of junk car her boyfriend Teddy had patched together for her was coughing and sputtering and starting to smoke. She’d despised this car since Teddy gave it to her. She didn’t think she was one of those women who worried about keeping up appearances but it embarrassed her to be seen in the ugly rust bucket. Whenever she … Continue reading Car Trouble Epiphany