A First Story

The cabin in the northern Idaho woods was warm, but the fireplace needed wood soon. Ellie still lay on the second-hand sofa, trying to relax. Her belly tightened. She inhaled sharply and held her breath, closing her eyes.  Relax. She forced herself to inhale and exhale into the pain–slow and deep. A minute later, the squeezingContinue reading “A First Story”

Campfire Stories

Who hasn’t had the joy of sitting around a campfire singing songs and telling stories? Campfires invite some of childhood’s scariest ghost stories. Our prehistoric ancestors told stories while they were keeping warm or cooking their dinner around the fire. They didn’t have television or computers to entertain themselves. No social media. They told stories.Continue reading “Campfire Stories”