In Life – Part 3 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. The truck’s engine won’t start, so I’m going to be stuck here for a while. I see a woman talking on a cell phone and wish I had one. While she can call wherever she’s going and explain she’s stuck in traffic, I have to sit here and waitContinue reading “In Life – Part 3 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 2 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. I make myself a fancy lunch because I don’t know what else to do, and I’ve just gone into the bathroom when the phone rings. I hurry and make it to the phone by about the twelfth ring. “Alexis!” It’s Amanda, my best friend in the whole wide world.Continue reading “In Life – Part 2 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 1 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. “I’m not feeling well,” Aunt Bev says. We’re sitting at the kitchen table, and I’m eating toast, but she hasn’t touched hers. “Are you going to call in sick?” I ask. She works at a salon doing people’s nails. Me? I can’t stand the feeling of stuff on myContinue reading “In Life – Part 1 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

Time Gone By – Part 11 – Science Fiction

This is a work of fiction. By the time the others returned, it was time for Andy to take Steven and Dan back to their cabin for one last night. The rest of us walked over to Emily and Andy’s camp site and the older kids and I helped to put up Emily’s tent. OnceContinue reading “Time Gone By – Part 11 – Science Fiction”

Time Gone By – Part 10 – Science Fiction

This is a work of fiction. “Oops,” Andy said.“What?” Dan said.“I forgot we still have the cabin tonight, so we don’t need to move to the camp site until tomorrow.”“That’s okay,” Emily said. “We need it tonight.”“Oh, right. So who’s riding with who?”“Can you come with us?” Dan asked Freckles.“No,” Sammy said. “Freckles rides withContinue reading “Time Gone By – Part 10 – Science Fiction”

Time Gone By – Part 9 – Science Fiction

People might be wondering where the “science” part is in this story. It’s coming, but I’m not sure when. This is a work of fiction. We spent a while preparing the spaghetti with meatballs (everyone agreed that chopped up hamburger patties were a great meatball substitute), and we also made pancakes, hashbrowns, and all theContinue reading “Time Gone By – Part 9 – Science Fiction”

Time Gone By – Part 8 – Science Fiction

This is a work of fiction. By dinnertime, everybody had something on their needles, and it had stopped raining. While Lydia helped me with the dishes, the boys ran around, burning off the energy they hadn’t been able to use up that day. I woke up at midnight, and on my way back to myContinue reading “Time Gone By – Part 8 – Science Fiction”