Sunday, April 15 Anna, or she guessed she was now Ann, sat at her kitchen island drinking her second cup of coffee. She was nervous. After all this time, blaming Scout for so much of her unhappiness, she was going to confront her. Now, in the sunlight of Sunday morning, the sharp anger she’d held… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Nineteen – FINAL CHAPTER
Saturday, April 14 “It says to what?” Hannah asked, looking at the row of bushes near the wall of the lodge. “Find the keypad and you’re almost done, the code is 2-7-2-4-1,” Mack read aloud for the second time. Sari went to the front corner of the lodge and was looking at a large boulder. … Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Eighteen
Saturday, April 14 Hank had to find his glasses before reading the clue. This took longer than the girls would have expected. When he finally found them – in a case on his desk – his lips moved as he read the clue. Twice. The girls were growing antsy. He moved far too slow for them. They had clues to… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Seventeen
Saturday, April 14 Life altering. That’s what Friday night was. In one evening Anna’s perspective on what was possible in her life changed completely. All thoughts of revenge and kidnapping evaporated with the kindness shown to her by Scout, her friends, and the girls. Which was weird. She’d spent so many years blaming Scout for the way her life had… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Sixteen
Saturday, April 14 Mack opened her eyes and quickly scrunched them shut again. The room was filled with bright light. She felt the warmth of the sun on her face and smiled. Before this blizzard hit, Minnesota was finally feeling like spring. And while the past couple of days had been pretty, she was ready for sun, and warmth, and… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter 15 + VOTE!!!
Friday, April 13 Anna waited to hear the door shut behind the girls and then slipped out of her room. She quickly walked to the lobby and when she didn’t see Hank, she pushed the “up” button at the elevator bank. She may not have known what she wanted to do next, but she knew she didn’t… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Fourteen
Friday, April 13 Scout looked from the woman getting a pedicure to Mack and knew right away who she was. “Is this Ms. Jones?” Mack’s smile must have given it away because Scout smiled too then, and looked back to Ms. Jones. “I can’t tell you how much my little girl missed you when you left. You… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Thirteen
Friday, April 13 Sharice’s personality was big even when she was a kid. She realized at a young age that if she was loud and boisterous, other people would let their guard down around her, and be more themselves. She was amazed, even still, that strangers would tell her things she would never think of admitting to… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Twelve
Friday, April 13 Hank stepped out of the elevator in the lobby and was about to cross to his office when he noticed a woman standing at the check-in desk. He stopped in his tracks. There was something familiar about her mannerisms. The way she tugged on one side of her hair and shifted her… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter Eleven
Friday, April 13 Stupid. Stupid and impulsive. Anna didn’t know what she had been thinking confronting Mack. What good would come of it?! Mack would probably tell her mom Scout. Scout, being the annoyingly attentive mother, would probably ask Hank about a guest named Ms. Jones. Hank, being the annoyingly good-at-his-job lodge manager, would tell them that no, sorry, there were… Continue reading AChapADay: Chapter 10 + VOTE!!!