Serial – Little River – Chapter 21 (Conclusion)

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. Jonathan studied the faces of his congregation from his seat on the dais, to the left of the choir loft. Their expressions ranged from bored to curious to excited. Word had spread fast about the deacons’ admonition to address the topic of his…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 20

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here.   “Abby?” Abigail rolled over, and opened her eyes in the dark. Sleep still clouded her mind. “Yeah?” Jonathan was stretched out beside her, obviously wide awake. Abigail pushed herself up on one elbow. “When did you get home? What time is it?”…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 19

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. Titus stood on the stone patio in his backyard, a pair of tongs in one hand, watching Caleb, Robbie and Megan. The three teenagers were sitting in the gazebo talking. He hadn’t seen Caleb look so happy in a very long time. “God,…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 18

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. The late August sunshine reflected off the river, making Caleb squint. He had forgotten his sunglasses at home when Robbie and his dad, Jim, picked him up that morning. He hadn’t been fishing with them in a long time. Jim had been working…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 17

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here.   The café buzzed with activity as Jonathan sipped his coffee. “Can I freshen that up for you?” A young waitress was standing over Jonathan with a pot of coffee. “Yes, thank you.” Jonathan held out his mug to her. As she filled…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 15

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. Titus pulled the paintbrush back and forth across the surface of his front door with long, broad strokes. He shifted his weight to alleviate the pain in his right knee, which was pressed against the porch. He knelt to better paint the bottom…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 14

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. “Caleb?” At the sound of Megan’s voice calling to him, Caleb swiped an arm across his eyes before turning to scan the trees for his friend. When she called his name again, he finally spotted her, picking a careful path down the wooded…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 13

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. Jonathan hurried down the front porch steps, and walked down to the crumbling sidewalk. He had told Abby he was going for a walk, but he felt like running. He wanted to run until his lungs burst—until he couldn’t run anymore. He wanted…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 12

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here. “Well, look who’s here!”  Josiah Jackson called out from his seat on his father’s porch swing. Abigail pressed her sweaty palms against her blue jeans, and called back, “Where is everybody?” Josiah spit a stream of dark liquid into an empty Mountain Dew…

Serial – Little River – Chapter 11

* New to Little River or behind in reading? Find all the previous chapters here.   “Jonathan?” Titus was surprised to find his brother standing on his doorstep. “Hey.” Jonathan had both hands plunged into the pockets of his khaki shorts. He hadn’t shaved in days. Titus stepped back to let his brother come into the house, and…