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

THE DIGNITY OF WORK

For fourteen years Sharon’s beautiful daughter had been successfully employed at a large discount retailer, but now that was coming to a heartbreaking end. During that time the two of them had always made sure they ate breakfast together, and this morning was no different. Usually, they talked about what Patricia’s day would be like, … Continue reading THE DIGNITY OF WORK