No Tomorrow, Part 73

11:00 pm - continued Mother and daughter joined Nick in the living space. He was waiting for them, sharply dressed in a charcoal gray suit. He smiled and nodded at Iris’s choice of dress and then hurried everyone out the door. He wanted to make sure they were in the ballroom as the ship left … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 73

No Tomorrow, Part 72

11:00 pm - continued Nick nodded and crammed himself and his family into an elevator with another family of four. Iris and the two boys, both around her age, smiled shyly at each other, but clung to their parents and didn’t say a word. The ride up was swift; Nick and his family getting off … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 72

No Tomorrow, Part 71

11:00 pm She finally stirred as her father sat beside her on the plush couch and stroked her hair while his wife was on the phone, weeping profusely while talking to her parents. Rose had sent him to check on their daughter, who was still slumbering from the sedative they had given her that evening. … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 71

No Tomorrow, Part 70

10:00 pm - continued Their glasses clinked between the two white taper candles burning brightly on the small, round table they sat at. The simple wooden table was covered with a silky white cloth, making it look a little more elegant for the newlyweds. Fresh roses in three vases sat on the table and around … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 70

No Tomorrow, Part 69

10:00 pm - continued She couldn’t help it; even on the last day of Earth, she still felt compelled to look out for her little sister, especially since Sabrina was always so boy crazy. Any one of these guys might take off with her and take advantage of her. How many guys here were looking … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 69

No Tomorrow, Part 68

10:00 pm She smoothed her daughter’s hair back from her forehead as Alice finished off a slice of chocolate cake, her favorite. Her normally vivacious little girl was solemn and sad now that she’d said her last good byes to her best friend and knew she would never see Iris again. Grace’s heart twisted at … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 68

No Tomorrow, Part 67

9:00 pm - continued “Always, sweetie. Are you ready?” “As ready as I’ll ever be.” Jenna gave a shaky laugh. “Let’s just get this over with before I lose my nerve.” “Just remember you always have an out if you want it.” Sylvie paused for a moment, just to make sure Jenna was ready. “Okay, … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 67

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

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 9, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 9, 2022

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