No Tomorrow, Part 45

2:00 pm - continued With the looping news program playing for background noise, Nick stood with all of their luggage once again, his clipboard in hand and his pen perched behind an ear. Muttering to himself, he checked everything off once again. As soon as he had finished, and was preparing to double check everything, … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 45

Book Highlight: A Tiny Upward Shove by Melissa Chadburn

Title: A Tiny Upward Shove Author: Melissa Chadburn Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: April 12, 2022 Genre: Literary Fiction A Tiny Upward Shove is inspired by Melissa Chadburn's Filipino heritage and its folklore, as it traces the too-short life of a young, cast-off woman transformed by death into an agent of justice—or mercy.Marina Salles’s … Continue reading Book Highlight: A Tiny Upward Shove by Melissa Chadburn

No Tomorrow, Part 44

2:00 pm - continued Nick settled himself beside his daughter, his wife on Iris’s other side, and put an arm around his little girl’s shoulders. His daughter shifted slightly and snuggled against her father’s side. “Daddy, can I see Abigail, too?” Nick leaned down and kissed the top of her head. “I’m sorry, sweetie, but … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 44

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 21, 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 – September 21, 2022

No Tomorrow, Part 43

2:00 pm He stood in the front hall, surrounded by suitcases, duffel bags, backpacks, and an assortment of other bags. It was all the bags they had managed to scrounge up. His wife and daughter were lounging on the couch in the living room, the TV tuned to some repeat of a popular children’s show … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 43

No Tomorrow, Part 42

1:00 pm - continued Now, though, he hurried into the market, hoping Rob wasn’t getting himself in any trouble. He went up and down each row until he finally found his friend in the refrigerated aisle, chatting it up with a slim young woman who was just a few inches shorter than him. Her short … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 42

No Tomorrow, Part 41

1:00 pm - continued “So, about that girl,” Rob said as he turned yet another corner just a hair too fast. “You gonna call her?” Grant shrugged and glanced out the window to watch as they sped by a row of houses at over forty miles per hour. It was a good thing the cops … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 41

No Tomorrow, Part 40

1:00 pm Grant preferred to call it “that old clunker.” But Rob loved it. It had been the first car Rob had bought after graduating from college, the the first car he’d been able to afford: some used car from the ‘90s with peeling paint and broken windows and more dents than Grant could count. … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 40

No Tomorrow, Part 39

Noon - continued “Congratulations,” Anna burst out as she tried to hug both Daniel and Alex at the same time. “Thanks,” her grandson said shyly, still fully dressed in his suit. “Welcome to the family,” Anna said, warmly embracing Alex. “Thanks, Anna. I wish it could be for longer than just half a day.” “At … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 39

No Tomorrow, Part 38

Noon - continued With his back turned to her, she watched him, her hands clasped at her waist and tears filling her eyes. He was humming as he flipped the patties over and murmured compliments of beauty to them amidst his melody. She had spent fifty years married to this man and four years before … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 38