• ritajuanita commented on the post, poster 6 years, 12 months ago

    Jesse thought back to the day when she first saw the poster for the Wind Riders. She never could have guessed what it would mean to her for the rest of her life. This job changed her family forever, introduced […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, chapped 6 years, 12 months ago

    Jesse leaned into the shade of the Joshua tree. Anything to get some relief from this horrid, dry sun. Her lips and nose were chapped from too many hours lying unconscious in the sun. She wasn’t sure she’d make […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, pins 7 years ago

    Jenna always felt as though she could do nothing right. She couldn’t sew, she couldn’t cook, she couldn’t even clean. All she seemed to be good for was yelling at, laughing at and calling names. But there was […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, willful 7 years ago

    Sarah was as willful as an adult as she had been as a child. Mrs. Hunter shook her head and sighed, knowing that the young woman needed something to change that hard heart of hers, but she knew that the God of […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, hood 7 years ago

    Jesse put on her hooded cloak and stiffly walked through the room, ignoring the strange looks from the men. She had to do this on her own, and she knew it. Not that she wanted to, of course, but no one else […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, splash 7 years ago

    Tenny and Gracie splashed through the feeder stream toward the River. Purple sat on the banks, watching the children, smiling as she remembered the first Tenny, the young boy that had sacrificed his own life to […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, trunk 7 years, 1 month ago

    Sarah gripped the trunk of the tree between her knees and shimmied up as high as the bottom branch. Grabbing on, she swung herself up, and nestled into the bowers, a leafy cradle for the night. Her thoughts […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, fixed 7 years, 1 month ago

    Lottie fixed her eyes on the dilapidated shed behind the house.
    “What are you thinking?” George asked his sister, coming up behind her.
    “We should rebuild that for Mama. Make it into a gardening shed for her.”

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, pastel 7 years, 1 month ago

    Clear skies, fluffy clouds and pale flowers of gold and blue met Jesse’s eyes as she stepped down from the stage coach. She never expected to go east again, but now she and Levi had made the journey. Too many […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, pattern 7 years, 1 month ago

    Sewing was Jesse’s least favorite activity. At least, it had been. But dressing as a boy, behaving as a boy, living like a boy for nearly two years gave her a new appreciation for the things she once did as a […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, duration 7 years, 1 month ago

    She knelt in front of the king, feeling timid and frightened. The duration of her time in the land of Dunahil had been a trying one. She was ready to be out of the service of this cruel master. A gentle hand […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, belief 7 years, 1 month ago

    Rosie and Hermione were the last girls that Suzanne would have believed would want to be her friends, but she was anxious for any kind of friends, so she gladly took them at their word. After all, they were […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, dismissed 7 years, 1 month ago

    The elderly Gordon Grimmace, as the children called the geezer, dismissed his grandson as though he were nothing but a bother. Jerry shook his head and left the room, but knelt in the hallway for just a moment, […]

  • Hillary chuckled at her brother’s ridiculous demonstration to Glenna. That boy was the biggest show-off she’d ever seen. Worse yet, Glenna seemed to adore the childish exhibition. Hillary shook her head and […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, swing 7 years, 1 month ago

    Breezes blew through the garden, setting the swing in motion. Eden gazed outside, wishing she were allowed to play outdoors on such a beautiful day. But her illness kept her housebound, as her aunts were certain […]

  • Lucy was hardly a professional, but that didn’t seem to matter to the rest of the team. Her creativity and ingenuity seemed enough to keep the whole project together. Now, if only she could convince her brother […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, town 7 years, 1 month ago

    Red-breasted robins bobbed across the lawn in front of the once-stunning mansion. Chickadees twittered in the treetops of the scraggly branches by the columns of the porch. Everyone in town shied away from the […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, weave 7 years, 1 month ago

    The loom resided in the corner of the room, unnoticed by most. But the little redheaded girl tiptoed over to it while the others listened to the old woman tell of her meeting with the infamous Katie “Lawless” […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, crew 7 years, 1 month ago

    Arrabella’s crew stared at her in amazement. She was going to find what? Surely the woman was mad. Only the bravest of men could ever go in search of such a treasure. After all, Old Ugly Dog O’Leary was the […]

  • ritajuanita commented on the post, generator 7 years, 1 month ago

    Flickering, the lights announced the impending death of the generator. Mike and Elysa had no idea what they would do once the power was gone. At least they had their down coats.