Sunday, July 23, 2017

Episode 29 - Apologies

"I'm going into the office," Blaine said to Cassandra as she was fixing breakfast for the kids. "Are you sure you're feeling alright? I can call off if you need me."

"No, I'm fine," Cassie insisted, managing a smile for her husband to help make her case. "It was just one of those things. I'm okay now."

"A premonition?" Blaine asked, his brows furrowed with concern. "Was it about Natalie?"

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Episode 28 - Post-concert

When Jolene arrived back at her apartment and was about to go inside for the night, she discovered a problem; her key was missing. Frantically, she searched her pockets and every corner of the inside of her purse, but it was nowhere to be found. She closed her eyes and tried to think back to where it could be. Was it lost somewhere at the park during the carnival or did she drop it somewhere in the Arrendale's house? She knew she could get a spare key from the landlord until she could hopefully find her key the next day, but a chilling thought hit her.

"Oh no," she groaned. What if she dropped the key in Lawrence's office and he found it before she did? How could she explain to her employer what she was doing in his private office? There was only one thing she could do, go back and hope to God that she found it before he did.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Episode 27 - The Concert

Maura practically skipped along the sidewalk on the way to the concert, smiling all the way as she chattered happily to Judith, Jeremy, and Vince. In her excitement she was oblivious to the existing tension between Jeremy and Vince. The two boys were silent as the group walked together. Jeremy’s dirty looks toward Vince didn’t go unnoticed by the senior and were returned just as bitterly. The chilliness between them seemed to thaw when the group arrived at the park where concert was to be held.

A crowd had already gathered, the lights and the sound system were being tested before the show, and the sense of excitement in the air was contagious. The rivalry between the two boys was soon set aside and they were starting to get excited for the show.

“I’m going to stop by the restrooms before the show starts,” Jeremy announced once they had found a place to stand and watch the show.

Seeing an opportunity, Maura jumped on it. “Oh, I’ll go with you!” she quickly volunteered. When Jeremy gave her a funny look she hurried to clarify. "I mean I'll walk over there with you. I need to go that way myself."

Jeremy's shrug was all the encouragement Maura needed. She followed closely at his side as they walked across the lawn, only looking back briefly to grin at Judith victoriously.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Episode 26 - The Carnival pt. 2

Natalie stood bewildered as she watched her stepmother hurry away from the carnival. She wasn't sure of what to make of what had just happened.

"That was weird," Meghan declared, breaking the silence that Cassie's sudden departure had left behind. "I wonder what she saw in your palm. It must have been something-"

"It wasn't anything," Chloe snapped, abruptly cutting Meghan off mid-sentence. "Cassie just wasn't feeling well. Her leaving suddenly has nothing to do with Natalie or the palm reading. I don't want any of you thinking anything like that, so just drop it."

"She's absolutely right," Lucy chimed in, supporting Chloe's statement. "There's no point in trying to make more out of this than it is."

Monday, October 19, 2015

Episode 25 - The Carnival

"I want all of you to be ready to go by the time your dad gets home," Jolene called up the stairs at her charges. "That means you have about ten minutes."

Ten minutes, she thought to herself as she quietly slipped into Lawrence's home office and closed the door behind her. She probably didn't even have that long, but she'd have to do what she could.

"Your husband has to have something in here, right?" she said to Eileen's portrait on Lawrence's desk as she opened the top drawer of the cabinet he used to store his important documents.