Fiction: Just Enough Rope – Part 3

Note of emphasis: This is a work of fiction. No prescription for parenting is intended or should be inferred. 3 Through the plate-glass window, the moon was a cradle in the southern sky. Jack Martin stood with regret, wondering how things might be different if he had followed his instincts and watched over her as … Continue reading Fiction: Just Enough Rope – Part 3

Fiction: Just Enough Rope – Part 2

2 “How fortunate that Emily has found such a hardworking study partner." Jack’s voice was an interruption to the chatter of forks and spoons and four people eating dinner. He was referring to Larissa Caruso, seated to his left at the Martin dining room table. “It has certainly helped her."  Three places at the table … Continue reading Fiction: Just Enough Rope – Part 2

Fiction: Turning Her Over – Part 2

Today she came home angry. It has been that kind of week, each day a crisis. Sunday ...Carrie was depressed, dreading work the next day. Monday …was managed, her nemesis had business elsewhere, but my wife still found herself caught up in what has become a sustained disappointment with her job. Tuesday ...was bad. Carrie's … Continue reading Fiction: Turning Her Over – Part 2