Troubled Waters is a collection of stories that enhance some of the many troubles in our life. We all at some time or another get carried away with life’s tide, allowing it to take us out deeper than we want to go. The enrichment of the stories may calm the waters, to be still, and encourage you in the storms of your life. More
SHORT CREEK – Thirty years ago there was a random series of murders around Short Creek. One of the victims had disappeared and never heard of again. The other four victims laid in wait for their killer to be revealed. But, the tracks finally lay cold and the murders were turned over to a cold case file. Then one day, out of the blue, Short Creek revealed its hidden secret which opened the case unto a new revealing beginning bringing the haunting truth to the surface.
WEB OF DECEIT – Katherine lay to rest her father, Wilson Ward. Her mother had already passed and her brother had drowned a few years earlier, but his body was never found. She inherited the Ward fortune and became a very wealthy woman. Not long after that, she met the man of her dreams (so to speak). After they got married they moved to Judd Island to live at their resort house on the beach. The web of deceit that unfolds takes an unforgettable twist which webbed more and more deceit throughout the story. Katherine’s best friend, Rachel, teams up with her for revenge can be bitter or sweet. But finally in the end one would take the loss and the other the world. (The love of money is the root of all evil.)
FOURTEEN NEW SHINY PENNIES – Sometimes we reach out for the stars, but maybe grab the moon. Who really knows? There are times we believe the moon was hung for someone else until our lucky break comes. True, Debra wanted to be a songwriter and live in Nashville. She carried this dream all of her life, since she was a little girl. In time the door opens and she follows her dream along with its hardships and trials. Her struggles would not only bring an untimely burden that would change her life forever. But, it would warm the hearts of many who listened. Set free with her number one hit, she grabbed the moon and ran with it.
TABLE FOR THREE – Jimmy Allen and Bobby Joe had grown up together. They were the best of friends. They had just graduated from high school. Jimmy had been drafted to go to Vietnam. Bobby was going off to college. It is amazing how Becky Anne, a new girl in town, had waltzed into their life. In time a table for three would develop into a struggling, unsure friendship. Becky loved them both. Or, did she? But, she could only have but one or none at all. The developing scenario that unravels throughout the story lays a hurtful and tragic ending with a sad twist.
THE AUDREY MOORE SCANDAL – Outside Baton Rouge in 1945 the influential politicians had gathered with a big party for Richard Ryan Rodgers. He was up for the position as a State Supreme Court judge who Audrey was deeply in love with. At that time Audrey was at the top of the high class rollers in the political world. She had it all, power and wealth, but not the man of her dreams. She had made Richard what he was today. But, he was married now and what they once had was over. Kenneth Shields, also a friend in the threesome, was in love with Audrey. But, she didn’t know it. Then an unexpected life changing thing happens. Audrey becomes pregnant and because she was not married she was looked down upon by her peers. This took her high profile status with all her political friends. Kenneth reaches out to help her. He’s the only friend she has left. Even her daddy disowned her. But, in the end, love finds a way and victory becomes a sweet song of the heart.