THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

Carl leaned back in his easy chair and waited. It was at times like this when he missed the relaxing pleasure of his pipe, but at his daughter’s persistent urging, he had given up smoking years ago, and it had paid off. He had now achieved the distinction of being an octogenarian, and, thankfully, his … Continue reading THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

BENEATH THE PIN OAK

On a spectacular April afternoon in 1929, a six-year-old girl eagerly followed her father to the northwest corner of their acreage. Having to take four steps to each one of his, she struggled mightily to keep up, but she wanted to be there for the big event. Although her dad lived with impaired vision, the … Continue reading BENEATH THE PIN OAK

SECRET MIRACLES

The passenger train, carrying almost one thousand souls, jumped the tracks going 50 mph. In little more than a split second, the peaceful tranquility of the countryside was shattered by the horrific grinding of metal and steel being tangled and crushed, leaving fragile human beings trapped inside the ghastly wreckage. On that unforgettable spring day … Continue reading SECRET MIRACLES

THE CARDINALS

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

MARGO AND IVY

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