Memo Line on the Last Child Support Check

Inspired by 8- and 10-word stories. Image source for check. PNG created using Canva. Photo by Rita Gomes Oliveira on Unsplash

Christmas Break with the Boys

This is Chapter 9 for my attempt at National Novel Writing Month. Enjoy! After his trip to Chicago, Collin would have his sons during the entirety of their Christmas holiday. They would open presents at his mom’s house first in La Crosse. Then they would drive up north to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and… Continue reading Christmas Break with the Boys

Saturday Morning

Chapter 7 for National Novel Writing Month. Feel free to comment below. It was Saturday morning early November. The wind was hollering outside of the windows at Raf’s house. Most of the vegetation was brown and dead outside. Leaves had fallen from all of the trees. The bluffs alongside Wanetta had lost their green covering… Continue reading Saturday Morning

When Life Hands You Lemons

This is Chapter 5 for my attempt at National Novel Writing Month. Feel free to comment below. Collin’s Matrix pulled up outside of his old home. Lyla’s Saturn was parked outside. The curtains to the front window were drawn, but the light in the living room was on. He parked on the street not to… Continue reading When Life Hands You Lemons

The Five Stages of Grief and Loss (Part 2)

This is Chapter 4 for my attempt at National Novel Writing Month. Feel free to comment below. Bargaining Raf, Collin, and Ana were sitting around the table in Raf’s kitchen. There were two empty beer bottles in front of each one of them. Raf was retrieving another round for them all. Ana watched Raf as… Continue reading The Five Stages of Grief and Loss (Part 2)

Three Christmases

Christmas Past  After my sons’ mother and I separated, she became a Jevohah’s Witness, which meant it would be entirely up to me to celebrate all future birthdays and Christmases with them. That first Christmas I took my boys to my hometown of Ironwood, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. My plan was to take them… Continue reading Three Christmases