Transition Man — by Nancy Brier

Transition Man — by Nancy Brier

I met my transition man today. Friends tell me it won’t last, but for now, he’s exactly what I need. Unlike my husband, he’s tall and dark and uber-Christian. All day long, he has conversations with God, alternately mumbling or laughing out loud at jokes only he and...

Why Second Books Are Harder to Write Than the First

Why Second Books Are Harder to Write Than the First

When I set out to write my first novel, all I had was an idea and the belief I could write the story. Whether I could write a good story, well, that remained (remains?) to be seen. Nonetheless, I took up the challenge. As I thought through my story idea, I realized it...

Invisible No More — by Liz Henderson

Invisible No More — by Liz Henderson

Emma sat down to eat the supper her mother had left her: corn chips and dip. The dip was made from leftover spaghetti sauce, salsa, and cream cheese. Her mother was the queen of throwing random things together and calling it a meal. What if I don’t eat any of the...

The Ultimate X-Men Movie Viewing Order

The Ultimate X-Men Movie Viewing Order

For the past 20 years, I've been a huge fan of the X-Men movie franchise. Ever since the original X-Men movie released in 2000, I've watched all the movies multiple times (including 2020's The New Mutants.) But in all that time, I've never had a firm grasp on the...

Buying a Jaguar: A Low-Key Romance — by Katherine Shaw

Buying a Jaguar: A Low-Key Romance — by Katherine Shaw

“...offering outstanding comfort sir, thanks to the massage leather seats and state of the art air con system.” Dom snapped to his senses just in time to hear the end of the salesman’s protracted description of the gleaming, black Jaguar which stood before them....

The Hidden Place – Chapter 7: Acceptance

The Hidden Place – Chapter 7: Acceptance

Read Chapter 6: Reconstruction Acceptance A muffled voice comes from deep within the shadows. I feel my way down the steps. “Karyn? Is that you?” “Mmmmm mnm mmmmmmm!” At the bottom of the stairs, something brushes my face. I jerk back. It’s a pull string for an...

To the Bridges that Were Burned — by Alicia K. Hathaway

To the Bridges that Were Burned — by Alicia K. Hathaway

I don't know you anymore.I don't know if I ever truly did.But I know where I stand now,and while I don't stand against you,I won't stand with you anymore.And if that makes me a traitor in your eyes,If this is what I have to do to strive,then I won't apologize,nor try...

The Hidden Place – Chapter 6: Reconstruction

The Hidden Place – Chapter 6: Reconstruction

Read Chapter 5: Awakening Reconstruction James holds out a sweatshirt and sweatpants. “Best I could find. There’s a bathroom down the hall you can use.” My heart thumps in my chest, and I’m all smiles. James must be my man. My love. My rescuer. I grab the dry clothes...

The Hidden Place – Chapter 5: Awakening

The Hidden Place – Chapter 5: Awakening

Read Chapter 4: Depression Awakening With no other options, I follow James down the long, winding driveway toward the light he’d spotted through the woods. It’s a single-bulb porch lamp, attached to a small cabin. The path to the porch is overgrown with weeds, looking...