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Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 09

“Where are they?” Becky demanded, kneeling on the metal bleachers, glaring intensely at her sister. “Where are what?” Rachel said innocently. “You know what I’m talking about Rachel Ann” Becky countered. “The cards??? Where are the cards you stole from my room?” Stephanie gasped and Amanda pulled her knees up to her chest nervously. Rachel… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 08

Jim’s brain started back up after 8 hours of rest. His eyes closed, he felt the warm body pressed up against his back, one arm draped across his shoulder–the other wrapped around his mid section and enjoyed how nice it all felt to be this close to Becky again. He tried to piece together the… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 07

Somehow, for the past half hour that she had been a she, Jim had managed to push the reality of the situation out of her pretty little head. Acting almost on autopilot, she had gotten through the ordeal of dinner by just doing the things the male Jim would do. In fact, unless she looked… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 06

“So Jem, what toppings do you want?” Mr. Parks’ smile beamed down at the girl before him. Little did he know that the girl before him wasn’t really a girl at all. Well, at the moment she was, but a moment earlier he wasn’t. Jim, or rather, the newly christened, ‘Jem’ took a shaky step… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 05

Mr. Parks opened up the closet to put his coat away when he was startled by a young girl hiding in the dark. “Rachel, who’s your new friend?” He laughed as he realized he had startled this girl more than she had startled him. She was white as a ghost. “Hi, I’m Rachel’s dad.” he… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 04

Jim’s arms were draped over the steering wheel, his feet barely touching the floorboard. He sniffled, wiping his runny nose with the slightly baggy sleeves of the shirt he borrowed from Rachel earlier in the evening. He hadn’t cried like that since he was a kid. He chuckled a bit at that thought. There was… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 03

“What the hell are you DOING!!!???” Jim screamed out from the back seat as the entire van rocked violently to the left, threatening to topple over. Rachel was thrown up against him, her weight and G-forces effectively pinning him against the window where he saw the oncoming Prius swerve away mere inches from the back… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 02

“No! Absolutely not.” Jim protested. Stephanie pulled at the bathroom door, the bolt had been misaligned forever, making the lock ineffective. “I’m not coming out!” He hated how childish he sounded. Jim pulled back slamming the door shut again. He planted both small feet firmly on the floor and held on as tight as he… Continue Reading

Cards (2nd Draft) – Part 01

Full Disclosure: This is the 2nd draft of a full-length novel.  I’m currently finishing up the final to add to Amazon at the end of November (fingers crossed!)  The final draft has the same premise as this story, but veers into a completely different direction early on from this version with a solid story structure… Continue Reading

Halloween Party in a Box – Part 2

Halloween Party in a Box – Part 2

“Shhh… this is entertaining…” The fairy shushed the gingerbread man who had just entered the door bearing cookies. Robert wearing a brown foam cutout accented with bright colored cloth stared at the site of a dreadlocked madman wearing a plaid coat gesturing in front of a mirror on the door. “Uh… sure… that’s just… strange…”… Continue Reading