No Tomorrow, Part 66

9:00 pm - continued It was past nine when Jenna woke up, groggy from her impromptu nap. Her book slid off her chest and onto her bed, closing with a dull snap as it did. She hadn’t gotten far before she’d fallen asleep, her tears drying on her cheeks. More often than not, crying tended … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 66

No Tomorrow, Part 65

9:00 pm She ran a hand over the piano her parents had purchased back when Jared had been taking lessons, when she had been just a baby, no more than six months old, her mother used to say. Following her older brother, she and Valentine had been the only ones to take lessons, though both … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 65

No Tomorrow, Part 64

8:00 pm - continued Gently, as Abigail parted from her friends, Grant took her hand so he wouldn’t lose her in the crowd. Together, they wound through and out of the crowded stadium. Grant still wondered where the food was, but he knew he had something better planned up on the hill. The noise quieted … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 64

No Tomorrow, Part 63

8:00 pm - continued By eight that night, Perkins Stadium was already hopping. Cars were parked haphazardly in the parking lot and in the surrounding streets. Music was pounding from a stage in the center of the field, run by five DJs who believed music and spreading music around the world was their life’s mission, … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 63

No Tomorrow, Part 62

8:00 pm “Ace,” he said, placing the ace of spades down on the table between them, resignation in his voice. Anna grinned and turned her card to face him. “Two,” she said, scooping up the ace and sliding her two of clubs to the bottom of her half of the deck. Jacob sighed and shuffled … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 62

No Tomorrow, Part 61

7:00 pm - continued As the last child left, Jenna felt like she was being smothered by her parents as they were trying to get out the door. She loved her parents, she really did, but they weren’t giving her a moment of peace. It was getting to the point where she was vacillating between … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 61

No Tomorrow, Part 60

7:00 pm - continued “Hi, girls!” Stacie called out as she jumped out of her car in front of Ashley’s house. Ashley and June waved back from where they sat on the porch, surrounded by Ashley’s pots of wildflowers. It was a quaint little cottage, perfect for two. As a matter of fact, it had … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 60

No Tomorrow, Part 59

7:00 pm - continued Cooper was the next one to leave the nest. The door had no sooner been closed behind Abigail than his phone beeped, indicating he’d received a text message. Everyone was still standing near the door and it was all Callie could do to keep herself from draping her body over Cooper’s … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 59

No Tomorrow, Part 58

7:00 pm She felt like she couldn’t hug her parents tight enough, or even just enough. She couldn’t help the tears that were streaming down her face, or even their faces. Her three friends waited patiently on the porch, having gone through the same good bye scene themselves.  Courtney was certainly a pro at good … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 58

No Tomorrow, Part 57

6:00 pm - continued She gave him a thankful smile as he took the other two bags and hoisted them into the dumpster. Slamming the top of it back down and dusting his hands off, he gave her a grin. Feeling considerably lighter, they headed back inside and into the waiting elevator. “You’re okay with … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 57