A reminder of his love for her survived all those years until she found it again.
One day a farming family drove to another area of their state, looking for one more farm to buy. When they got to their destination, they wondered if it was a joke. The farmhouse was desperately in need of another coat of paint, and the tractor looked so ancient that they guessed maybe it didn't… Continue reading Story: Love and Farming
In my My Process for Writing a Book series, I described how I got the idea for the book I am now writing. In the last month of writing this book, first draft, I came up with even more parts of the book I wanted to include. It was wonderful, never having writer's block, but yet it was frustrating. I wanted… Continue reading New Series: Stories
Hello--my name is Marcy, and I live in the desert. Today my newspaper's headline was about the weather, of all things. "Drought ends--rain will return," it said. When I was in the garage later, I checked on gardening supplies. Sure enough, I had returned my spade to its correct spot. I could actually garden again,… Continue reading Story: Tomorrow Will Be Better
My strange day all started with a trip to the gas station. I went there to buy some milk for my wife. She was busy cleaning the oven so she could bake cookies. Those darn cookies. They were for the annual neighborhood cookie exchange, and every year our kitchen looked like a big explosion had… Continue reading Story: The Strange Day
Ned and Karen, the parents of Charlie, sat down on Saturday morning to divvy up their tasks for the day. Charlie, 15 years old, would have loved to sleep in, but this game his parents played every Saturday morning got him up bright and early. It was kind of fun, writing chores down on pieces… Continue reading Story: The Tasks