Finding a Family 

The Institute’s doorbell rang loud and clear; they could feel the vibrations throughout. The Blackthorns hadn’t been expecting anyone, so naturally everyone dropped what they were doing and crowded the foyer.   Diana was about to open the door when Tavvy bolted in front of her. “I’ll get it!” he said, leaping for the ornate […]

An Eighteenth Century April Fool’s Day 

Being married to John was different, to say the least.  We had friendship, but even that seemed to be strained under the circumstances.  I just couldn’t believe that Jamie was dead.  It wasn’t that I was in denial; I didn’t know what to think. The morning was bright, sunlight streaming in through the bedroom windows […]