Monthly Archives: December 2014

Spindles

The woman we called Mam shivered like she did, not from cold, but more like it was a thing that crept along the edges, fearsome in ways me ‘n Sammie ne’er could comprehend. Not by a lick. What Pa seen … Continue reading

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Silver Lining, It’s About Time

Yes, the ceiling wallboard is hanging by a thread thanks to copious applications of duct tape. Help has been summoned, though the work will be delayed until after the holidays. A downer: Medicare supplement charges have skyrocketed – mine by … Continue reading

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2014: Going out with a bang?

Roof leaks. Water pipes bust in walls. Water line to barn breaks. Truck: tires, brake system, transmission, electrical system, fuel line… Subaru: engine croaks, tires, brakes… Horse trailer: multiple tires blow up.   Today, around 11am. Roofer shows up to … Continue reading

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The Day After…

The Holidays were warm and wet but that didn’t keep us from enjoying the day and finding all the blessings of the season right here at home. We don’t decorate because of Little Miss Mayhem … but then again, isn’t … Continue reading

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Cole in His Stocking: Chapter 9 – Christmas Eve

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4 Chapter 5   Chapter 6    Chapter 7    Chapter 8 Chapter Nine: Christmas Eve Cole unwrapped his snow-covered outerwear and draped it over an old rocker that had seen better days. The … Continue reading

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Cole in His Stocking: Chapter 8: Snow Is Glistening

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4 Chapter 5   Chapter 6   Chapter 7 Chapter Eight: Snow Is Glistening It was odd how easily all Cole’s plans fell by the wayside. He’d planned on spending his last … Continue reading

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Cole in His Stocking: Chapter 7 – In the Lane

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5   Chapter 6 Chapter Seven: In the Lane Jake trotted up the steps of the Cathedral, using Cole’s huge body like a Sherman tank to clear a … Continue reading

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Cole in His Stocking: Chapter 6 – Is He Listening?

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5 Chapter Six: Is He Listening? Cole suppressed the urge to gather Jake in his arms and hustle him toward the surprise. But one thing he’d learned was … Continue reading

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Cole in His Stocking: Chapter 5 – Sleigh Bells Ring

Chapter 1     Chapter 2     Chapter 3     Chapter 4 Chapter Five: Sleigh Bells Ring Gabe pursed his lips in consternation. “Dayyum, girlfriend, tell me I should have kept that one for myself!” He held up the … Continue reading

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Cole in His Stocking: Chapter 4 – The Morning After

Chapter 1     Chapter 2     Chapter 3 Chapter Four: The Morning After Cole wasn’t used to après sex snuggling, so when Jake drifted back to sleep after they had both carved yet another notch on the imaginary bedpost, … Continue reading

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