“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Make some light.” – Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
Writing and loving it since I was a third grader.
Coming Home Again - Part V
A few months earlier, the Henry farm nestled in a beautiful mountain landscape was bustling with life and energy. The owner, Wilbur Henry, had slowed down and lost much of the rigorous strength and energy he once possessed. Still, until the day of the sudden, fatal heart attack, there was no sign of impending shutdown for Dustin's beloved Grandfather.
Coming Home Again: Part IV
Dustin Henry had finally come home. He had not come home to settle down and help his Grandfather run the farm, as he had once expected. He had come home to bury his Grandfather. Had he seen it coming, Dustin would have put his continuing education on hold, taken a sabbatical, and joined Grandpa Wilbur in his final months and days.
Coming Home Again - Part III
Two days had passed since his Grandfather's funeral, and Dustin Henry lay awake in the pre-dawn first light of day. He thought about Jenny and a feeling of peace and contentment flooded his mind and heart. He was certain he would be lost without her right now.
Coming Home Again
The Old Barn Rain There was something about a rainy day in the little mountain town that Dustin Henry called home. It was raining the day he left the little farm. It seemed only fitting that it would be raining when he came home. A gentle, cleansing rain that gave the air that awesome scent he had always loved…the smell of the earth right after the rain.