For the last several months, I've been working hard on a short story called "Lost in December."
It's a story about having a busy schedule, experiencing a miscarriage, and discovering what's really important in life.
I'm giving it away to anyone who subscribes to my weekly updates. You can read an excerpt below.
Thank you to all those who helped polish this story: Kelby Adams, Carolyn Aiken, Eunice and Keith Davis, Marc DeSantis, Scott and Stacey Ervin, Mike Grenier, Ally Hall, Meghan Jenkins, Brian Neese, Remington Moll, Tom Reidy, Stephen Smith, Megan Spinney, Linda Vargo, Molly Vrbicek, Robb and Diane Vrbicek, Amanda Waddell, Andy Walker, and Mary Wells.
And, of course, thank you to the one for whom this story isn’t just a story; I love you.
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Excerpt from "Lost in December: A Short Story"
It had been a cold day in December, and not just for Tucson. It was made worse by the way it forced itself on us. No one had the right coats with them; it had been warm when we woke up.
Allison and I hadn’t talked all day, and we had driven to the Christmas party separately. She had errands, and I had work to finish. But now we made the brief walk from our separate cars to the restaurant together. “I’m glad you could come, sweetie. Did the babysitter show up?” I asked Allison.
“It’s cold. Let’s just get inside.”
That day, even the foothills, which never have snow, were white. My wife had goose bumps.
As I held the door open for her, I commented that I didn’t remember coming to this restaurant before. She said they were all the same.
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If you'd like to get a copy of the whole story, click here.