Posts by David Patneaude

Final Excerpt (#115) of Rocking-Chair Moon

Final Excerpt (#115) of Rocking-Chair Moon

Diamond Dreams —Ben I’m glad I gave up on that baseball dream —the one with me on the mound throwing...

Excerpt #114, Rocking-Chair Moon (Penultimate Post)

Excerpt #114, Rocking-Chair Moon (Penultimate Post)

Meet Hannah —Carly I don’t know about this situation, obligation, privilege, puzzle. I’m used to a smile shining from Megan’s...

Excerpt #113, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #113, Rocking-Chair Moon

That Certain Glow, Etc. —Ben Megan’s already been through this stuff once before, back when Ethan was getting ready to...

Excerpt #112, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #112, Rocking-Chair Moon

Boaster-Come-Lately —Ben Grandpa always ridiculed those boastful Ask Me About My Grandkids bumper stickers. He always said he wouldn’t blemish...

Excerpt #111, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #111, Rocking-Chair Moon

The Dresser —Carly I have a feeling Ben could figure out a way to struggle through this task by himself,...

Excerpt #110, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #110, Rocking-Chair Moon

Mother Crow —Carly This evening, with Sam Cooke’s sweet voice rising and falling in the close confines of Grandpa’s prehistoric...

Excerpt #109, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #109, Rocking-Chair Moon

Two for One —Ben I’ve never been that great around girls— small talk and smooth talk and pretense don’t work...

Excerpt #108, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #108, Rocking-Chair Moon

Realization —Carly I’ve seen you, now, and the tempered gratitude I used to feel flew out the window even as...

Excerpt #107, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #107, Rocking-Chair Moon

Docs —Ben I’m numb. But I know what’s there. What’s not. They tried. I’m tired. They tried hard. So tired....

Excerpt #106, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #106, Rocking-Chair Moon

Messages —Carly Listen! Can’t you hear it? Late at night, when the low drone from the highway finally breaks up...

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