A LOVE WITHOUT END

An elderly woman sat quietly at a small desk in the corner of the room. She had just finished putting her feelings down on paper, and she was lost in thought about the person she’d written to when there was a gentle knock on the door. Sarah looked up and called out, “Come in. The … Continue reading A LOVE WITHOUT END

THE PARTY

A petite woman named Caroline sat alone against the back wall of the large room. The party was in full swing, but no one came near her. In fact, people rarely even glanced in her direction, making her feel as if she was invisible. Everyone else was talking and laughing, engaged in animated conversations. There … Continue reading THE PARTY

EVERY LIFE MATTERS

Emma Michaelson brushed a strand of red hair from her face and looked at her watch. It had been just over thirty minutes since she started waiting for a table at the crowded restaurant. If only she’d known there was a large convention in town, she wouldn’t have come on this particular night. The popular … Continue reading EVERY LIFE MATTERS

THE PERFECT SANTA

Peterson’s Department Store was going to close in January, and there seemed to be nothing Whitney could do to stop it. In just a couple of months, thirty-five employees were going to lose their jobs, some of whom had worked there for decades. And each one had families that were depending on them to bring … Continue reading THE PERFECT SANTA

TWELVE PROMISES

On a chilly November evening, at the age of thirty-one, Patrick Sutherland was about to do something he had never done. Something he never thought was possible. Something he had only dreamed of. He was going to go on a date. At least he thought it was a date – or rather he was hoping … Continue reading TWELVE PROMISES

THE MAN WITH THE STICK

Seven-year-old Kylie Whitfield peeked out the front window as the man with the stick walked past her house. Every morning, at about the same time, he passed by on the near side of the street, close enough that she could clearly see his full white beard and white hair. Kylie lived with her mother in … Continue reading THE MAN WITH THE STICK

THE ASSAULT WEAPONS VOTE

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 THE ASSAULT WEAPONS VOTE