Light on the water

It was just after midnight when I stepped out onto the deck for some fresh air. The captain’s quarters were fine accommodations, don’t get me wrong, but with those sealed-shut windows in case of flooding sea water, the room got rather stifling. I leaned over the edge, staring at the dark ocean below as the…

Pleasantly flustered

  Eve’s Ski Resort Romance – Part 3 Almost a week later, people were flooding into the New England ski resort from far and wide, packing the place to the hilt. Local news in Devon was all over the breaking story of the nonsensical success that Mt. Mayberry was bringing the citizens of the little…

Falling gracefully

  Eve’s Ski Resort Romance – part 2 The view from the top of Mount Mayberry spread across the horizon like a winter’s solace of snow-capped pines and firs. Freshly fallen snow covered the ski slope below like powdered sugar as a brisk breeze tore through Eve Jones’ double-insulated jacket. Breathing out misty entrails in…

Ski resort of love

Eve’s Ski Resort Romance – part 1 The quiet little town of Devon lay sprawled like a gentle babbling brook in a cozy New England valley. Famous for its tree-lined streets, scenic forests, and friendly neighbors, it boasted the potential to attract tourists from all over the country, and businessmen had begun to take notice….

Lavishing a little kindness

The Thrilling Conclusion of Juliet’s Trucker RomanceĀ  Immediately after Hilary high-tailed out of town with Iggy the jailbird, Stacy Bell steamed hotter than a kettle boiling over. His first instinct was to race after her in his brightly-polished Benz and give her and that punk a taste of his one-two. Julie was invariably the pacifier…

Iggy’s with me

Outside the Kenshaw Bay Police Station, Julie was thankful for the fresh air. Have you ever involuntarily loitered in a place with stifling air and the smell of gym socks? Then you’d know how good it felt for Julie to breath the air of the cool afternoon. Like lifting your head above water after a…

Making her way in the world

Julie was about 95.4 percent certain that Hilary had lost her marbles. Besides not wanting to leave the joint, she had just been released from a cell, where she had no business being in the first place. Turns out she had wrecked the place with a vicious cat-inspired temper tantrum, a couple of cuss words…