BRAINSTORMS

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

THE ACCEPTANCE OF LOVE

Christine McIntyre had done everything she could to treat her patient with compassion and sensitivity – but she could not bring herself to approve of his lifestyle. Standing at the front door of the beautiful suburban home, she was confident that in this case, just like all the others she’d been assigned to, the patient … Continue reading THE ACCEPTANCE OF LOVE

NO REASON TO STARE

As is so often the case, Charlie Goodwin had no idea that this was the day that would change the rest of his life. Convinced that he had made the right decision when he asked to be transferred, he felt good about how his first week had started. After eighteen months with the small regional … Continue reading NO REASON TO STARE

MR. KING

She had made the mistake of a lifetime, and Gabrielle knew she would be haunted by it for the rest of her life. On a dreary, gray October afternoon, a light rain bounced off of her umbrella as she stared at the simple headstone of Ryan King. There was a cross in each corner and … Continue reading MR. KING

A SURVIVOR

The senator was in a combative mood, and he was pressed for time. Under normal circumstances his personal assistant would not even consider bothering him – but, of course, these were not normal circumstances. Joyce Sullivan had been on Senator Langley’s staff for eighteen years, but it had not always been easy. Her sixty-one-year-old boss … Continue reading A SURVIVOR