In a Day’s Time (Part Five)

They’re entering the gates . . . Getting positioned for their start . . . And the gates are open. Firefly has the lead; Moondance, keeping second place. Yellowstone is staying in the back, halfway down the track, he seems comfortable staying in the back. Moondance is lining up beside Firefly. Moondance is now taking…

In a Day’s Time (Part Four)

Skyler opened the front door, and headed to the kitchen cabinets. She grabbed a glass, then filled it half way with orange juice. Taking a sip of orange juice, she leaned against the counter, and stared at the wooden floor. “What’s going through your head?” Ty asked, walking toward the kitchen. Skyler watched Ty open…

In a Day’s Time (Part Three)

“How is that going to help us?” Aunt Cathy sat down in the lazy boy and focused all her attention on Skyler. “That horse is nearly skin and bones.” “He’s not as bad as the other horses. We could nurture him back to health.” Skyler held the laptop on her lap, still sitting on the…

In a Day’s Time (Part Two)

“How could you not tell me? Both of you—how could you keep something like this from me?” Skyler stood in the hallway, between the stalls, with Aunt Cathy and Ty standing in front of her. “We didn’t want you to worry,” Aunt Cathy finally said. “It’s like you guys pretend not to know that I’m…

In a Day’s Time (Part One)

Skyler jogged to catch up with her older brother, Ty, and asked, “Why can’t I see him?” “Because.” “Why not?” Skyler’s legs kept a steady speed in order to keep up with Ty. “Would you slow down and answer my question.” Ty halted and turned his head toward Skyler. “That horse doesn’t concern you. I’m…

False Prophets (An Article of Encouragement)

How often have you heard the words: false prophets? The Bible is full of stories about prophets. Jesus says in Matthew 7:15, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves”. Later in Matthew 24:11 He says, “Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”…

Until he Returns (Part Three) A Short Story

  “Wait!” Travis looked at Dad, then turned his head toward Dereck again. “If you walk up to him like that, you’ll scare the wits out of him. We have to have a plan.” “Well then what’s your plan?” Dad kept his eyes on Dereck, who was helping a customer load her groceries. “We act…

Until he Returns (Part Two) A Short Story

A police car, with two officers, stood in front of the house when Travis got home. Travis parked in front of the garage, climbed out of the vehicle, and walked toward the officers, who stood by the car, waiting. Once he reached talking distance he asked, “Can I help you with anything?” “We came by…

Close to the End: A Short Story

“Can’t you see I’m trying.” I starred into her eyes, pleading for her to hear me. “No. I can’t. You’re always at work. How am I supposed to see anything when you’re never here?” “I work so you can go out for coffee and buy new plates every time one of them breaks.” I knew…