Friday, April 13 Ms. Jones looked up from the coffee she was stirring and smiled warmly at Mack. “McKenzie, what a surprise!” She set her cup down and hugged Mack tight. It had been a year since Mack last saw Ms. Jones. She leaned into the hug, realizing just how much she missed her. “You smell like… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Nine
Thursday, April 12 Anna was in the middle of binging a new show on Netflix when her iPad rang out. Annoyed, she paused the show and pushed a few buttons on her iPad. Her large TV switched to a grid of different views of the lodge. When she saw the game room, she switched it to full screen… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Eight
Thursday, April 12, 2020 “Should we explore?” asked Hannah, mouth full of pizza. They were sitting at a tall table in the restaurant that sat behind the lobby. Hannah had dark brown hair that was shaved close to her head on the right side with longer sweeping bangs on the left. Mack thought it was so cute, and brave,… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Seven
Thursday, April 12, 2020 Anna slowly pulled onto a dirt access road about 100 yards before the driveway for The Carlos Lake Lodge. She turned off her headlights, the lights from the lodge making it bright enough to navigate through the trees. She hadn’t really enjoyed the inheritance fully until this moment. When she learned her grandmother had… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Six
Thursday, April 12, 2020 It started snowing an hour into their drive, and an hour before they arrived. They turned right and drove slowly down the long winding driveway lined with dense tall pine trees that veered off the main road and down a steep hill. When the lodge came into view it stood tall and wide… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Five + First Vote!!!
Thursday, April 12, 2020 Anna was lucky. Well, not as a rule, usually she was incredibly unlucky. That was the problem. That and that everyone was out to get her. She’d felt that way since the day she met Scout O’Leary. But she couldn’t dwell on that today. Today, she was lucky. She left her house a full 45 minutes… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Four
Thursday, April 12, 2020 Mack came out of her lesson beaming. Finally, after weeks of trying, she had successfully gotten through a tricky piece of music that had been making her crazy. The success had taken the nervous edge off. When she got to the car, she grabbed her phone, opened the text she’d started, and pushed send.… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Three
Thursday, April 12, 2020 There were any number of things about Scout O’Leary that grated on Anna’s nerves. She’d hated her for 28 years now. Sure, there were a couple of years when she’d all but forgotten about her, but Scout kept popping up again and again. Every time Anna saw her she was more successful and, as… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Two
Thursday, April 12, 2020 There had been some back and forth about whether they would actually go. First of all, it was only supposed to be mom and her three friends, like it always was on their Girls’ Weekends. But one of the husbands had to take an unexpected business trip. Instead of canceling, they got creative and… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter One
Saturday, April 14, 2020 The woman standing to the left of the Douglas County Sheriff looked more put together than she had any right to. Her long blonde hair was messy coming out from under the baseball cap she wore but it looked like it was messy on purpose, her makeup was perfect, and she looked… Continue reading AChapADay: Prologue – The Story Starts Here!