“Well, well…shall we get on with it?” The men gathered at the mine entrance to finish adding support beams to the opening. Mr. Edgerton marched between them in a finely tailored suit, sweating through its woven threads. He pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and dabbed at beads of moisture pooling on his forehead. “Steady… Continue reading Ch. 17: Tattered Words
Cade had never laid eyes on the man before. Ella nodded toward the gentleman. “This is Mr. Barton. He’s traveled here from New York. Can you imagine such a journey?” “Indeed.” Cade shook the gentleman’s hand, staring back into the stranger’s face with intense resolve. “May I inquire as to your business in Whippercreek, sir?”… Continue reading Ch. 16: A Turbulent Soul
***Previous chapters are available. Click the teal “Wednesdays in Whippercreek” above for a selection.*** “Did you hear about the new man in town, Mr. Stevens?” Pelkman said. “What man?” Cade demanded, snatching a file from the store clerk’s hand. “They say he rode in on horseback the other day in full fancy duds, like he… Continue reading Ch. 15: A Threatening Guest
At the core of any story are the characters. Whether the reader falls in love with them or grows to despise them, is entirely up to the writer. But what if the reader can’t fully picture the character? What if they don’t believe your story? There’s several ways to create a believable character. Ambition- Give… Continue reading Do Your Readers See Your Character?
***If you would like previous chapters, click the teal “Wednesdays in Whippercreek” above.*** For years, she had tried to overlook the valley’s beauty, but now she relished in it. Her mother had noted it often. She tipped her head to gaze out toward town. What has kept my eyes so blind? She weaved her fingers… Continue reading Ch 14: A Turn to Live
***If you would like previous chapters, click the teal “Wednesdays in Whippercreek” above.*** After several hours of searching, Cade trudged through the snow toward the church. He rapped on the door with his knuckles, the kettle swinging from his hand with defeat. Reverend Whitley opened the door and offered a hesitant smile. “Reverend, may I… Continue reading Ch. 13: A Tarnished Sign
***Previous chapters of Whippercreek are available by clicking on the teal “Wednesdays in Whippercreek” above. Have a restful visit to the valley!*** A warm breath blew smoky air toward her. She felt a fur blanket resting on her chest. Ella pressed her hand to her forehead and tried to sit up, but the pounding had… Continue reading Ch 12: Torn Apart