The Story behind Loading Life

Hello, Alligators! I’m so glad you’re here today.   Since you are reading this post, I suppose you have an interest in how I came up with the story of my debut novel Loading Life. And I suppose (with my fangirl side locked tightly away) that I’ll tell you. If you don’t know what Loading … Continue reading The Story behind Loading Life

Finding Wonder, Chapter Six

Chapter Six In which Emma is saved. “And what are you doing in my forest, little one?” The teeth grinned. Emma squeaked, crawling back on her hands and butt. What even was this place? “This place-” the teeth grinned wider “-is where you’ll meet your end.” The smile opened wide, revealing a large, saliva-filled mouth. … Continue reading Finding Wonder, Chapter Six

Finding Wonder Chapter Five

Chapter Five In which Emma runs into trouble. “You came,” said the voice from the mirror. But as it spoke, the darkness around Emma slowly lifted. The trees and bushes surrounding her radiated a low blue light. Odd. Mirrors, some attached to the trees and others floating around, reflected the little light. Odder. But the … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Five

Finding Wonder Chapter Four

Chapter Four In which Emma leaves home.     “So. . .” Adelle carefully placed a hot bowl of heat up raviolis – her own microwave specialty – in front of Emma. “Besides the animals in the woods-“ “I know what I saw.” Emma snatched up a fork and jabbed into one of the pasta … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Four

Finding Wonder Chapter Three

Chapter Three In which Emma takes a stroll and her trust is broken.     It was too early in the morning to be up. Or at least that’s what Emma thought as she sat on the porch, eating her so-called breakfast, with Adelle raddling on about her plans for the house that day. “I … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Three

The Gallant Tailor

Thread is stronger than you think. / / The tailor placed the last stitch and stood as the clock struck with seven light bings. He cringed. Guess he could still make it to dinner, but it would be tight. “What do you think of this, Mr. Thatcher?” His client, a boorish man with a never-changing … Continue reading The Gallant Tailor