I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend. I traveled and went down to visit my grandpa in Santa Rosa for the weekend. It was great seeing my grandpa, uncles, and cousins as we spent time with my grandpa.
Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What darkness did you conquer? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.
The house was tidy, but there was a thin layer of dust over everything, like place hadn’t been cleaned in a few weeks.
Collin walked from the foyer into the living room taking in the dated furnishings of his youth. As he entered the kitchen, he noticed the sun faded paint on the walls, as well as the faded wood floors.
My son’s last day of school was Tuesday, and then I had a piece I needed to write for my narrative journalism class to be workshopped by the class. I had all the information for the piece because I am working on a documentary about it, but I had been procrastinating writing the piece to submit for the class.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The wheels of the rental car ate the miles between the airport and what appeared to be the middle of nowhere. Collin sighed as his hometown of Cottonwood, California came into view. He was talking to his boss, Frank Phillips, on the phone, explaining who covering his cases while he was absent.
Ten years from now, make sure you can say you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it
Collin sighed as he shut off the computer. It had been a very long day, filled with more incompetence from Billy and putting out the fires associated with it.
As much as he wanted to choke and fire Billy, he knew that would never happen. Lucky SOB was the grandson to one of the partners. So, he could be a complete and total screw up, bumbling his way through everything, and good ol’ grandpa would come to his rescue.
Collin sat behind his desk looking over the files his interns had brought him, wondering how he was going to survive his day.
At 36, Collin was well on his way to making partner at the law firm he had worked at for over a decade. Achieving that goal was all he ever wanted. He was so close. Collin would sacrifice anything to succeed.
“Jennifer, where are we on the Olsen merger?” He wasn’t sure how he had gotten the wallflower on his team, but at least she was competent Collin thought as he reviewed the file she had handed.
It has been a crazy week! Since starting my Master’s program in March, I have been writing, outlining, reading, and editing so many things. I’m either doing it for me and my thesis, or as an assignment for a professor. I’m just grateful that school ends for my son in a few weeks, and then I won’t have to worry about his schooling while I work on my summer classes.
Thank you for visiting my blog. As I begin my literary journey as a novelist, I have decided to create a platform for my fans to get to know me better, as well as my work. I am excited to start this new adventure with you all. My goal is to post new content weekly, and as this platform grows, I’ll look at adding different content. But for now, we’ll start small.