Rebecca smiled at her elderly father sitting across the table. He was having a good morning and seemed more alert and aware than usual. She took a second to remind herself about how important it was to appreciate these moments because she knew that eventually, they were going to come to an end. William Brickstone … Continue reading THE CARDINALS


When the BMW hit the ponding on the slick road, the woman panicked and slammed on the brakes. Because of the heavy rain, she had reduced her speed to 60, down from the posted 70 mph, but it was still too fast for the deteriorating conditions. As her car began to slide towards the deep … Continue reading BRAINSTORMS


They were the best of friends in what would soon be considered the worst of times. But that was nothing new. Margo Carson and Ivy Sutter had stood by each other’s side through one crisis after another during the past forty years. However, because their relationship was frequently plagued by petty, childish arguments, followed by … Continue reading MARGO AND IVY


The struggle was finally over. Seven years of emotional pain, distress, and misery had mercifully stopped – however, despite all of the anguish, eighty-four-year-old Joseph Spencer was devastated that it had come to an end. He fully realized how selfish that was, but he couldn’t help himself. Even in recent weeks when it was almost … Continue reading THE DECISION