(Author of My Teacher Is an Alien; Aliens Ate My Homework; Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher; Into the Land of the Unicorns, and many others)
Published by Oddly Enough at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Bruce Coville
For more information about the author and his works, please visit http://www.brucecoville.com/
Jamie stood on the steps of his uncle’s house and looked up. The place was tall and bleak. With its windows closed and shuttered, as they were now, it was easy to imagine the building was actually trying to keep him out.
“This isn’t home,” he thought rebelliously. “It’s not home, and it never will be.”
A pigeon fluttered onto the lawn nearby. Jamie started, then frowned. His father had raised homing pigeons, and the two of them had spent many happy hours together, tending his flock. The sight of the bird now, with the loss of his father still so fresh in his mind, only stirred up memories he wasn’t ready to deal with yet.