March is almost here! That means this little blog is going to be lighting up again. This year I’ll be doing things a little differently. Last year I was pretty random. Sometimes I made lists, sometimes I wrote in the form of a journal, and on others I pulled pieces I’ve written in the past or some of my favorite excerpts from other sources.
This year, I’m going to write a single continuous story. It’s actually a story I began oh so many moons ago. Which means that when the 1st of March rolls around I’ll actually be picking up where I last left off writing. For this reason, I’ll be using these few weeks BEFORE the 1st sharing what I’ve already written so far.
For today, I’ll settle with sharing the “book jacket.” That is to say, a quick summary of what and who the story is about.
This story is really two for the price of one. But it was a costly price.
Rydell Firr is a sweet, contemplative girl. Her family is on the road once again (as they have been for most of her life). Their newest destination is one which Rydell instantly falls in love with, the country.
Orson and Dani are opposites in nearly every way. A chance meeting over a cup scalding coffee in the university library basement takes an unexpected turn. To everyone’s surprise (even their own), they’re on the road to love, marriage and parenthood.
Two stories parallel each other. Until catastrophe strikes and these separate tales tangle into the same knot.
When a day that can’t be predicted for these three strikes the irreparable damage rendered is life changing. A record-breaking tornado rips through Sanctuary Missouri as well as the lives of everyone in town. Will it tear Rydell from the home she’s come to love? Will it tear Orson and Dani apart for good?
Is catastrophe a thread that when pulled unravels them all or can it be the tie that binds.