Sample Writings

Sleep Out This is chapter 1 of a story set on July 28, 1965 and chronicles a night where two thirteen year old boys “sleep out” and the adventure they experience that alters their lives forever.

The Girl in the Portrait When Ben Honeycutt learns that the painting of a girl who actually lived not very far from him, had in fact been murdered over thirty years ago, his infatuation with the portrait’s image is dashed as he feels compelled to find her final resting place. Lying down beside Melanie Beaumont’s grave in an effort to feel some presence of this girl who died before he was born, Ben falls asleep only to awaken to a few significant changes. This sample is Chapter 4 from The Girl in the Portrait.

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