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Chapter 29

As often as Harper and Blaise had talked, and even talked about spiritual things, Harper had never really seen him like this in teacher / preacher role. Even when she heard part of the sermon the week before, she was … Continue reading

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Chapter 28

Harper felt someone slip into the chair beside her. She didn’t open her eyes, though, until she felt a hand pat her knee softly. When she looked up, she was surprised to see Ava. She felt herself immediately stiffen. Typically, … Continue reading

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Chapter 27

The next week was filled with time at the shop, cleanup of the duplex, and the arrival of Blaise’s mother June and her sister Elise. It was a whirlwind of activity that was a good diversion for Harper. Easter was … Continue reading

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Chapter 24

Oral surgery done, so back to the story! 😛  Ch. 24 Harper turned around slowly almost feeling like she had been caught stealing from her own shop. “You’re lucky this pacifist didn’t tackle you as an intruder!” He laughed. “I’m … Continue reading

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Chapter 23

Harper sat for some time soaking it all in. She knew God had touched her, and that lifted her spirits, for sure; but it was hard to understand it all. She had felt presence before, years past, but never anything … Continue reading

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Chapter 22

She contemplated ignoring the text, but decided against it. She voice-texted back: “Recovering from migraine, but okay.” Blaise texted, “May I come in and pray for you?” Harper thought for a minute. She decided that friendship trumped disheveled, as well … Continue reading

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Chapter 21

Harper woke early Friday morning with a raging migraine. A low-pressure system was rolling in; and though she saw herself as the human barometer, she had not had one quite this bad in a long time. She made herself get … Continue reading

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Chapter 20

Over chips and salsa, Blaise asked Harper how she had been doing since their Christmas Eve snow dance. He smiled large and passed her a napkin. She smiled, too. “Snow dance. Yes, so that’s what that was? I’m just glad … Continue reading

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Chapter 19

The week between Christmas and New Year’s was a busy one. Blaise returned from up north and called Harper to ask if perhaps he could start using the back room right after New Year’s. She saw no problem with that … Continue reading

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“Cats in the Cradle” and Other Untruths

Sandy and Harry Chapin wrote a song in the 70s called “Cats in the Cradle,” which told the story of a parent too busy to be involved in his child’s life; then, when the parent is retired and free of … Continue reading

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