Posts by David Patneaude

Excerpt #86, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #86, Rocking-Chair Moon

Sportsmanship Award —Ben Sportsmanship award, you grumble, and I hear sarcasm in your voice, the sound of it crawling under...

Excerpt #85, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #85, Rocking-Chair Moon

Not Much in Common —Ben Tess called. I didn’t answer. She texted. I didn’t respond. She even tried the home...

Excerpt #84, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #84, Rocking-Chair Moon

First Job —Carly It all seemed so simple from the other side of the counter, so much fun— warm-toned walls,...

Excerpt #83, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #83, Rocking-Chair Moon

Karma in Waiting —Ben Even though I tried to excuse my way out of this weekend hike-in with Grandpa for...

Excerpt #82, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #82, Rocking-Chair Moon

Older Guys —Carly The college guy—Steven, he reminded me —called. After I finished stammering and stumbling around, I managed to...

Excerpt #81, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #81, Rocking-Chair Moon

Explorers —Ben Tess is spreading the word that she and I are a couple now, and I notice people giving...

Excerpt #80, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #80, Rocking-Chair Moon

What’s Another Hour, More or Less? —Carly Eternal Bean is crowded with other dawdlers and slackers, but in the back...

Excerpt #79, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #79, Rocking-Chair Moon

Monday Morning, Three A.M. —Carly   Holly calls me The Great Procrastinator and I’ve nicknamed her Holiday, but there’s no...

Excerpt #78, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #78, Rocking-Chair Moon

Neighborhood Watch —Ben Through the living room window I time Mr. Felder as he jogs past our house and disappears...

Excerpt #77, Rocking-Chair Moon

Excerpt #77, Rocking-Chair Moon

Short Ride, Long Silence —Carly On the ride home from Grandpa’s I ask Ben an innocent question about how he...

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