Assigned Seating

Roland looked at his watch, then the clock on his instrument panel. They were identical to the second, but he always found himself checking both when they were running behind. Of course it happened— weather delays and safety checks were part of the business. At least on Roland’s crew, there were rarely preventable delays. Which … Continue reading Assigned Seating

Pocket Change

Caroline pursed her lips as she uncrumpled a twenty she had just rescued from the dryer. This was the fifth bill she’d found as she did their household laundry at the neighborhood laundromat. Usually she and Sadie washed clothes at home, but their washer had run its last load a few days before and they … Continue reading Pocket Change

No Parties

Silas’s ship was sunk, but he didn’t know it yet. John had to summon all of his patience as the kid sat there and yes sir’d him, knowing the pop star had every intention of disobeying the rules he was pretending to agree to. He wasn’t even being clever about it; he’d practically charged a … Continue reading No Parties