Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 19

The sound of a truck door slamming shut alerted Lexi to Brady’s arrival. She hurriedly checked her appearance in the mirror. Tight jeans and a fitted, turquoise sweater that set off her blue eyes perfectly was her go-to, casual date outfit. She looked great, and she knew it. Her long, black hair swung loose against…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 18

The front door squeaked as it opened before Mary heard a voice call out, “Mary Alice? Are you home?” “In here, Eva!” Mary called back from her chair. She was still in her nightgown and housecoat. As her sister shuffled into the living room, Mary thought about standing up, but stayed seated instead. Eva cast…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 17

The sheets bunched against Josiah’s bare back felt slick and unfamiliar. As he opened his eyes, he felt a wave of nausea wash over him. These weren’t his sheets. This wasn’t his bed. He glanced over his shoulder to see Bethany still asleep, curled around her pillow, her dark hair obscuring her face. He eased…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 16

“And who are you?” Johnny Bowers asked with a smile. “You know who I am.” Brady’s smile faltered. “Don’t you?” Johnny’s smile broadened as he tilted his head to the side, “Sure I do.” “Dad?” Brady felt panic rise in his throat. “Do you know who I am?” “You’re Brady,” Johnny said with a hint…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 15

The knock on the door made Lexi feel like being sick. She left her lesson plan on the kitchen table, and started to answer the door. Before she made it out of the kitchen, Sidney flew past her and threw the door open. Lexi leaned against the doorway into the hall and watched her sister…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 14

Mary stood at the kitchen sink, rinsing her coffee cup, when she heard someone yelling outside. Never one to shy away from her neighbors’ antics, she pulled open the kitchen door a crack, expecting to hear the latest episode of the Lutrell’s marital woes. Instead, she heard her young neighbor calling, “Taylor, come back here!”…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 13

Crocket’s cold nose nudged his master’s hand. The dog always sensed when Josiah was unhappy. “What is it boy?” Josiah moved his hand from the gearshift of the truck to the dog’s head, scratching behind his ears. Country music from the radio grated at his nerves, so he turned it off.  Everything got on his…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 12

“Hey, Man. How’s it going?” Brady looked up from his cheeseburger to grin at his best friend who had come up behind him and smacked the back of his head, causing him to smear ketchup and mustard across his cheek. As he cleaned his face with a napkin, Titus slid into the other side of…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 11

When Lexi heard the knock on her front door, she knew without looking that it was Brady. Instead of showing up on her doorstep unannounced, this time he called first and requested to bring her dinner. “Hey, there,” Lexi greeted him as she held the door open wide. Brady brushed past her with a bag…

Serial – Little River: Vol 2 – Ch 10

From her vantage point in the front room, Mary could see her young neighbors hard at work. The two little girls had finished pulling the brown weeds from her flower beds and spreading the bags of mulch Josiah had brought over. Taylor was sweeping off the front porch steps while her younger sister watched. Mary…