The courage of a kidnapped young girl is tested, but her strong will to live will not allow her to become a victim. This dark story of a young woman as she awaits the return of her captor culminates in a surprise ending. The Captive was selected by San Diego Writer’s Ink Anthology, Vol 4 as one of San Diego’s finest writers. The story lends itself to a quick, but intense read.
The advertisement simply stated, “Wanted–valet for large household. Must love animals.” Desperate for a job, Edwin Thorpe responded and was immediately accepted. A train ticket arrived within a week for the evening departure to Darkshire the following Friday with no further instructions. Now he stood at the train depot, small satchel in hand, about to be greeted by two very strange men.
Trying to recreate a family tradition when my Grandfather took me with him to cut down and carry home the family Christmas tree, my children and I would traipse out to our local tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree. Our tradition culminated in the Christmas my friends and family still refer to as the year of "The Mother Lode" tree. Laugh and cry at an attempt to preserve childhood memories.
Plum Loco is a humorous, heartwarming story about a single woman’s quest to replace her favorite red plum tree after firefighters are forced to cut it down in an attempt to save her home during the San Diego Witch Creek Fire of 2007. Lost without it, the author goes on a quest to find a replacement. The resulting story is her journey to bring the red plum home.
There’s no way a woman from a small farm town in northern Illinois can be prepared when her future mother-in-law spits chew into a Campbell’s soup can. But when the boyfriend invited her to join him in the hills of Georgia for a family reunion, chewing tobacco was only the start of many surprises. She doesn't anticipate, however, that she would be the cause for the family being run out of town.