Tea and intrigue

Tea and intrigue

What has come before... Sabine, still shaken, sipped bitter valerian tea. “The Elders’ll never listen to you,” Sadella, her twin sister, said. “Bernd is senior to you, and they won’t even let him in the council room.” “I have to try,” Sabine said. “The devils are getting bolder.” “Only you’ve seen them,” Sadella said, trying [...]

Stating the obvious

Stating the obvious

“So, we’re not even mentioning the elephant in the room?” Chris, the baby, was the family troublemaker. “I’m more concerned with Nonie right now.” Patrick, the second-born, was the people-pleaser. “Of course you are,” Chris mumbled. “I’m more concerned with why there is a dead body buried under the leaves in the backyard.” Being the [...]

These two…

These two…

These two... Four years apart in age, the teens years were a trial. She wanted to protect him, he wanted her to stop mothering him. Cats and dogs fight with more civility than they did. Now, both in their 20s, they are best buds. His sister is a leggy, 5'9". Growing up, all he wanted [...]