The “Emmy’s Story” series begins when Emmy is
four-years-old and quickly progresses to focus
on her teen years and beyond.
In this book, “A Return To Normal: Emmy’s Story, Part 21,”
COVID-19 continues to force changes in everyday life.
A man from the Colwell’s past returns to South Hampshire.
Kenny’s parents are forced to make a decision
that will affect the entire family.
Delaney slowly smoked his cigarette.
He tapped out the last one, lit it
and tossed the empty pack toward the street.
It landed at the edge of the grass.
He drew in a deep puff and pulled a wrinkled photograph
from the back pocket of his faded black jeans.
He frowned as he stared at the slightly out-of-focus photo.
He turned it over and saw the blurry writing.
He knew the words by heart.
“I know you don’t live here anymore, and haven’t for a long time.
I don’t know exactly where Bristol Ridge is, but I’ll find it.
I have unfinished business with you.”
I had arrived in this part of the Utah desert by following national forest and BLM dirt roads from Coshoctin Grove. That was five days ago.
I was now fifty-five miles away, as the desert hawk flies. And no one knew I was here.
I shielded my eyes from the sun and gazed at the vertical wall to my left. I saw the remains of a cliff dwelling. When I saw something reach out, I staggered back, tripped over a rock and landed on my butt on top of a cactus. I yelled involuntarily. I continued to stare and realized the thing I saw was an arm and a hand holding something.
The hand’s owner dropped the white object. I watched it smack into the detritus fifty feet away, bounce into the sky, roll down the slope, and end up in four pieces fifteen feet away. I shuddered when I realized I was looking at pieces of a human skull.
So begins Rhett Carter and Bandit’s adventure overlanding through the American West in his Wrangler Rubicon.
The “Emmy’s Story” series begins when Emmy is four-years-old and quickly progresses to focus on her teen years and beyond. In this book, “Change Is Good: Emmy’s Story, Part 20,” two of Emmy’s closest friends move out of state to begin new lives. and COVID-19 continues to force changes in everyday life.
When I started writing about Emmy, Kenny and all their friends, I thought it would be a single book.This is book number twenty in the series, and I am currently outlining number twenty-one. Thanks for the support and encouragement to keep telling Emmy’s story.