Their twenty-five years of marriage was coming to an end. The nightmare peaked on the day that he loaded his belongings and drove away. He turned in time to see his three kids watching out the bedroom window and whispering,” Good bye, Daddy.”For the last twenty years, Harold’s best friend had shown up at 7 o’clock every Friday night to play checkers. This Friday night, Harold waited patiently by the door. It was almost 7:30.It is the day before Christmas, and as I stood before the markers of where my mother, father, grandparents, uncles and aunts lie in eternal peace, I look back on a life of happiness, grief and regrets, and yet a childhood of love and affection. Already snow was collecting on the stones hiding the lives and memories of two loved and loving people. “Merry Christmas,” I uttered softly, turned and walked away.This is a collection of stories that will bring tears and some will bring laughter. It is a collection of real life stories.
It has been a tradition that has existed for years. Four old men meet everyday at a park bench in front of Lingo’s Dry Good Store. They discuss and ultimately resolve all of the world’s problems and then return home to face their own.The Geezer Bench is light-hearted talk and has drama that will bring tears to your eyes. It depicts life as it was years ago in a small town, and is life as we know yet today.
Buried in the cornfields of rural America, the sleepy little town of Augusta is rocked by the brutal murder of Jimmy Pierson. In a dimly lit apartment several blocks away, a young blind woman falls to her knees in horror as a vision appears to her. It’s a shocking vision of a young man beaten to death with a baseball bat. Was it a dream or did she witness the actual murder?Through These Eyes is the story of the lifelong bond between two young people and how it led to murder. It brings together the sweetness of youth and the brutality of humanity. What did Jenny see that night? Was it merely a vision? If so, how could her vision be so accurate in every detail? If she witnessed the actual murder, will she see anything if the killer strikes again?Enter this strange and unusual world where nothing seems to be real. Take a trip into Jenny Owens’ world and discover what it’s like to see through the eyes of the blind.