NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 24

Chapter 24: Susan It’s November 25, and I still haven’t decided what to do about tomorrow. I do have to work, but I’m considering quitting my job. The smell of the cleaners is starting to make me feel sick, and the pay’s been cut to less than minimum wage. I really don’t like the kind… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 24

NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 23

Chapter 23: Melanie I hear Martin’s car in the garage, and then he comes into the house. “Hi,” I call. He comes into the living room. He’s pale. “Are you okay?” “I feel like a criminal.” “What?” “In a way, I am one. I just got a speeding ticket.” “Joseph gets those sometimes. Mom yells… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 23

NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 21

Chapter 21: Susan It’s been thirty days since the summons was published in the paper. Even through a lawyer, I’m not going to communicate with Martin. Besides, a lawyer would need to know my address, and I don’t trust anybody anymore. I’ve seen Matthew a couple of times. We went to McDonald’s. We talked. We… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 21

NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 20

Chapter 20: Melanie Martin still doesn’t like the idea of a guy doing my ultrasound, so I reschedule it for when he’s at work. “I won’t ask for any information without you there. But they need to do this.” The person doing the ultrasound is a woman. She’s brusk and business-like. In fact, she doesn’t… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 20

The Christmas Room – complete story

Listen to Podcast Episode The Christmas Room This is a work of fiction. This story has two endings. This blog post and podcast episode contains the entire story. The Beginning The tree was at least twenty feet tall. How such a gigantic pine had been uprooted, transported, and set up there without any apparent damage,… Continue reading The Christmas Room – complete story

NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Martin The house smells great. Susan’s in the kitchen, putting the finishing touches on our dinner. “Hi honey,” she says. “Did you have a nice day today?” Did I? Well, the hour with Melanie was wonderful, but I wouldn’t call the rest of the day good. “I finished the book.” “Yes, I had… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 Romance Novel Chapter 4