The Rutgers' gray house proved to be more colorful upon closer inspection. Its wide wooden front porch, mustard-yellow door, teal-colored shutters, and…
Mr. Rutger hailed Aaric with his wide-brimmed brown hat in hand when the two riders reached his property. “Halloo Aaric Alden! Where's Mother Alden…
At first, Clara did not recognize the man who emerged from Mother Alden's hallway minutes later. In place of the dusty cowboy, there now stood (leaning…
The shabby chic interior of Mother Alden's home was a lesson in contrasts when compared to the polished stone motif of Agilis. Sprays of violet and…
Despite meaning quite the contrary, the word, “diversity,” has gained a surprisingly narrow definition and/or connotation in recent times. The second…
By some miracle of time and space, Clara caught up with the others just as Eden was leading them through the Sapphire Hotel doors. She hoped the makeup…
Clara had never been a morning person even in the best of circumstances and normally rolled out of bed as gracefully as a rusty door hinge. So she felt…
I live in the south. And one thing that’s prolific in the south (besides biscuits and gravy, ripe peaches, country music, and pickup trucks) is pollen…
The interns had felt so high-strung for so long that they collapsed onto their hovercraft seats like marionettes cut free. No one had the energy to…
Clara wasn't sure the temperature actually dropped once the hovercraft passed into Agilis, but something about the city's blue light chilled her. She…
Darian cursed. Tristan watched, agape. Aliyah put her hand over her mouth. “What do we do?!” Clara asked, her green eyes wide. “Raven, what do we do…
I consider myself to be a rather happy person — generally more about rainbows than rainclouds. I delight in witty banter, snarky humor, and giving the…