Harvest Moon

Jess gazed over the hushed hayfields, twilight cradling them with a golden haze. He was happy. They had finished cutting the last of the fields today. They could start baling the day after tomorrow. And now there was the aroma of Sally’s roast beckoning him from the kitchen.  Suddenly Jess grabbed two blankets from the... Continue Reading →

Meddling

“Dennis tells me Erin is getting married,” said Jim, dropping the grocery bag onto the counter. “Oh Veronica must be thrilled,” said Gladys. “She’s had her daughter’s grandiose wedding planned for years.”  “Apparently Erin’s all upset about it. She and Jason want a simple ceremony on Blueberry Hill where they met.”  “And so they should,” huffed... Continue Reading →

Wildfire

An eerie silence descended upon the acrid night air. Lori’s eyes burned as she stood on the porch staring at the crest of the distant hill, her heart pounding. Waiting. And then it was there. Two hundred foot flames shooting into the sky over the summit followed by a roar like a fast approaching freight train. “Rob,... Continue Reading →

Humble Pie

The front door bell chimed.  Mrs. B smiled as she recognized the young man entering her shop.  “Hi Jason, what brings you here today?  I have freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Your favorite.” “I know. I could smell them all the way down the street.  But no, I need a pie today.” “What kind of... Continue Reading →

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