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Waves, Part Five

Waves, Part One Waves, Part Two Waves, Part Three Waves, Part Four The group of family and friends headed back to Bob and Mary’s after a riot broke out at the concert. They made it through five songs before the … Continue reading

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Waves, Part Four

Waves, Part One Waves, Part Two Waves, Part Three  “I hope your friend doesn’t mind me stealing you away?” Justin inquired as he and Karmen made their way towards the shore. Karmen chuckled, “She had four margaritas,” Uncle Pappy put … Continue reading

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Waves, Part Three

Waves, Part One Waves, Part Two Justin wasn’t sure what was wrong with him. He barely knew Karmen, but the sight of seeing someone who wanted to cause her harm had him suddenly seeing red. Luckily, Harrison was with him … Continue reading

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Waves, Part 2

Justin Bradshaw had a reputation for being ruthless, but that was not the man that Karmen saw. Somehow, in her very first response, she had seen past his calloused exterior and saw that’s not who he was. He couldn’t quite … Continue reading

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Waves

It was that fleeting hour of the day when the moon and sun were high and bright at the same time. Like many things in her life, these summer nights wouldn’t last much longer. Karmen York sat quietly on the … Continue reading

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The Black Shirt

Kristine didn’t know what it was exactly, but there was something about a man in a black dress shirt and dark jeans that turned her on, and he knew it. So here she stood, watching Ben sit in his brown … Continue reading

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Tall Dreams, Part One

Karmen sat at the table, nursing her cocktail as she sat across from her friend, Cee. She couldn’t help but notice the couple sitting at the adjacent table. They were nestled into their booths across from each other. The space … Continue reading

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Unmerry Christmas, Part Two

Unmerry Christmas, Part One Karmen watched the clock incessantly. She had finished up her holiday cookie orders. She didn’t usually take bulk orders at the coffee shop, but so many friends, friends of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors offered to … Continue reading

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UnMerry Christmas, Part 1

December 1st, 2023   Karmen York released a long, heavy sigh as she opened the door to Fictional Grounds, her bookstore and coffee house mashup. She turned around before stepping inside and saw how the town had already decorated for Christmas. … Continue reading

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The Dream Chase, Part Four

Atticus was right on time, and Karmen needed just one minute. “Please come in. I just want to grab my sunglasses.” He nodded, taking a step inside and glancing around. Everything was orderly, books lined every shelf, as well as … Continue reading

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