The Parkers are down on their luck, desperately in need of a break. Just when their luck seems like it's turning, their dreams become a nightmarish reality... but only Rose can see it and nobody will believe her!
Cover art by Marcus Muller, created exclusively for this book's cover.
This is an experiment and to anyone who takes a chance on reading this, thank you and welcome aboard.
I've been fascinated by the concept of text/cellphone novels for a while and while I write, and have had published, traditional novels, I wanted to try this new style out for myself. The rules I've set for this experiment are that each chapter will be written in 15 minutes or less, in as few words as I can manage, with minimal editing only to correct typos and spelling, and then posted here. The idea for this story is one I had quite a long time ago, so I have a rough idea of how the story looks, but the details will unfold here, one tiny chapter at a time.
Chapter 1:- Almost There
Almost there. Another sign welcomes us to yet another state, the fourth we’ve passed in the last three days. “Dad, are we almost there?” my seven-year-old asks, as if reading my mind. “Not yet, Tim,” Liam, my husband, answers, his voice free of the weariness I see on my own face in the passenger-side mirror. I couldn’t have kept it from my tone like Liam does, so I’m glad Timmy asked him rather than me. “We’ll be there tomorrow morning, kiddo.” For a few minutes, we cruise at seventy miles-per-hour, between yellow lines and rolling greenery towards a new life in relative silence, the only sounds the low drone of the nearly-muted radio and those of high-speed travel. The almost-silence is broken by a single, quietly spoken word: “Dad?” “Yes, Kate, my darling daughter, apple of my eye?” It’s not exaggeration. Liam dotes on our twelve-year old, especially these days. Seems like it’s all been hardest on her somehow. “Did we have to move because you finally got a job?”