Posts by David Patneaude

Excerpt #16, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #16, Rocking-Chair Moon

Tears —Carly Mom cried when we stood beside Grandma’s grave and Father Gill talked about ashes and dust. She cried...

Excerpt #15, Rocking-Chair Moon (Catching Up)

Excerpt #15, Rocking-Chair Moon (Catching Up)

Phone Call, 4:23 A.M. —Carly Wide awake, wide-eyed in the dark, wrapped in a cozy blanket on the rug by...

Excerpt #14, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #14, Rocking-Chair Moon

Expecting a Call —Ben Grandma hasn’t come to visit us for a long, long time, and Mom says she’s not...

Excerpt #13, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #13, Rocking-Chair Moon

Weight On Her Shoulders —Ben Carly’s in her room, writing in her journal as usual, Dad’s in the kitchen on...

Excerpt #12, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #12, Rocking-Chair Moon

Sighs —Carly It’s a long drive home in the Beetle car with traffic bunched up all around us and Grandpa...

Excerpt #11, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #11, Rocking-Chair Moon

Waiting Room —Ben Stay put, you wanderers, Grandpa says to us, and he tries to smile his Grandpa smile but...

Excerpt #10, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #10, Rocking-Chair Moon

Encore —Carly Benny and me barely kept up on the long walk from our house to Grandma’s today because Mom...

Excerpt #9, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #9, Rocking-Chair Moon

Running Machine —Ben Old Mr. Felder, he’s a running machine, whump-clump-bump, huff-chuff-puff, racing around the neighborhood with his red shoes...

Excerpt #8, Rocking-Chair Moon (Catching Up)

Excerpt #8, Rocking-Chair Moon (Catching Up)

Fish Tremble —Ben   Grandpa stuck a bumper sticker on Grandma’s bug car that says Fish Tremble At My Approach...

Guest Post on Janet Lee Carey’s Dreamwalks

Guest Post on Janet Lee Carey’s Dreamwalks

Fantabulous writer Janet Lee Carey graciously invited me to her fine website to “talk” about the blood, sweat, and tears...

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