Deleted Scene – Happy Times

  *Over the course of writing Justice in a Bottle, there were many edits and cuts and rewrites. From time to time I'll post bonus chapters that never made the final cut (all mistakes are my own, these have never been through edits). We'll call this one, Happy Times.  -- I was getting off the … Continue reading Deleted Scene – Happy Times



 Earnest Calloway had his head down as he scanned the sidewalk for treasures. From what Nita could see, it had been a productive morning for her dumpster-diving friend. On the curb, next to his book bag, were two water-logged science-fiction books and a paint brush, slightly used. Nita picked up one of the books. “Ah, … Continue reading Earnest

The Book

All thirteen-year old Nita Simmons has ever wanted is to be a journalist, but when she flubs a piece for her middle school newspaper she becomes a laughingstock at school and risks losing her coveted membership to the Junior Journalists Club. Nita’s confidence is at an all-time low when Earl Melvin, her reclusive neighbor and … Continue reading The Book