Now Available: Divided
Lucile didn’t like the Depression much. She knew her family was poor, but it didn’t really hurt until they had to choose: ride out the hardship together or split up to earn enough money to send her deaf brother to school. Divided takes Lucile across the Midrust deep into Appalachia where she encounters beauty, perseverance and the unthinkable event that changes her world forever. Free Download (PDF)
Author’s Note: So many people have commented on my posts in the Midrust Postcard Project asking about the “rest” of the story. In so many cases we have become curious about these senders and the recipients. The inscriptions and timeframes grab us – and don’t let go. Midrust Short Stories are fictional explorations about special postcards and the people who sent them.
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Coming this Summer: Bleed
Taddy didn’t know a lot about family. He was an orphan, or a runaway, depending upon the day. He got by on his reputation of winning underground fights in the hills of coal country. He was vicious. Word had traveled. Bleed follows Taddy throughout his years in the Midrust as his violence unlocks new opportunities, a bigger world, and something he never knew was inside.
Coming This Fall: Penny Postcard
Something has been hidden in Martha’s old room in Akron, Ohio. She didn’t even know it was there. She disappeared into the Midrust 30 years ago and never returned. But her sister says she needs to see it – and it has to be today. Penny Post Card answers many of a family’s coldest and hardest questions, but will this splintered family be made whole when the hidden package finally appears?
Coming Holiday 2022: Hand Painted
Ivy’s world was a changing place in 1913. She was actually going to college, but she would be leaving behind her despondent best friend and the man who loved her – who she was not allowed to love. Hand Painted follows Ivy across the Midrust from the early part of the twentieth century to the 1960’s as she discovers how to bring happiness to both – but can she convince herself to put the plan into motion?