• Settling In

    \\THE MAYO SERIES, PART THREE\\ I was shocked when daddy didn’t come after Henry and me once we had left the hotel room; I really was hoping for more of a fight from them. Truthfully, I was amazed at just how much it hurt to not be chased by them. As we were making our …

  • Watching Eyes

    \\THE PHILBROOK SERIES, PART ONE\\ Even if I hadn’t been paying rapt attention – I could have immediately told you when the car crossed the line onto the property of Villa Philbrook. Crackling and buzzing, the whole air of the property seemed to be alive and it was filling my head like static from a …

  • Change of Plans

    \\THE MAYO SERIES, PART TWO\\ This is ridiculous, I thought to myself for what must have been the hundredth time.  I was trapped in an uncomfortable chair, in the corner of my lavish room at the Mayo Hotel. My father, who was currently mumbling obscenities, was pacing in front of me. And he was turning …

  • Grand Elegance

    \\THE MAYO SERIES, PART ONE\\ The bead of sweat that made its way down my back, on its unobstructed path, reminded me once again that I was so very far from home.  Not that one could forget when their mother was pointing out of the car and screaming for us to “look at that!” every five …