Connecting Flight, a book born from a news item back in Nov. 2011, is finally available for purchase from Whiskey Creek Press. When the Mirror Breaks is my first collection of 13 short stories. Volume II coming next year. Thanks to those Word Pressers who helped make it happen.
Another chapter in present day. We learn more about Jem, now 13-years old, and we learn more about his mother, Tina. Also, Jem has some interactions with friends. I guess we can call them that.
My daughter recently came to me and said, “Hey, Dad, I have an idea for a story.”
Two things: It’s a joy to know your kid is thinking creatively. And it’s not just creatively but almost identical to how I go about things. I can’t say what she said because it would give away the story.
What she didn’t know was that I had been thinking of something very similar to her idea except that something was missing in my idea. What she suggested was exactly what I needed to finish my idea.
When you last left Tina and Hank at the Caribbean resort, Tina was drinking with Jeannie at the bar and talking about Hank’s role in the fashion company, a role that Tina will need to start accepting if she’s going to have a life with Hank.
The boy’s uncles takes him on a boating and fishing trip, but it unexpectedly turns into something a little bit more. Meanwhile, the boy on the island takes a big chance.
Tina and Hank take what seems like a little celebratory vacation in the Caribbean. However, she starts to learn that this is not what she thought it was going to be. Her naiveté is more apparent than before.
To be a good writer, one needs to keep reading. Here are five more books that I have recently read in the order I tackled them. I try to keep a good mix because it’s boring to read the same type or genre of book over and over again.
Chapter 3 – in which we learn more about the family structure involving Tina, Hank, and their son Jem. Yes, I changed his name from Jim to Jem. You’ll eventually find out why it makes sense.
An explanation of how Tina and Hank met, when they began a relationship, and what their relationship is going to be like. Some backstory, but only 1/2 a chapter of that. Promise.
One day while driving, I wondered, “What if there were a boy who – no matter what he did – he woke up at 1:37 am and fell asleep at 1:37 pm every day for his entire life? This is his story.
I don’t read books. I listen to them on CD. Then I briefly tell you about them. Simple enough?