Tag: cousins

  • The Hike

    A loud scream echoed through the forest just as I made it back to my car. I stopped short and wondered if there was any chance the scream came from Kelly. Even if it did, I didn’t think I could go back. I knew she was the one who had turned me in and had…

  • The Final Streetlight

    “Do you think he’s okay?” I whispered as my cousin and I watched Tyler slowly trudge down the middle of the street.  The darkness made him difficult to see, but with the streetlights we could barely make out his outline. I didn’t want Tyler to leave, but I knew his life would be safer and…

  • Setting them Free

    The circus came back to town the day I was supposed to leave.  I needed to get away from nowhere and anywhere Texas. I knew I would be held back by my family name – Taylor was a common enough last name, but in and around Georgetown it was the “Oh, you’re part of THAT Taylor…

  • When Night Descends

    When the night descended, I knew I had finally gotten it right.  Everyone was home and everyone was safe.  The laughter floated through the open windows as my cousins told stories of their last, best, but short-lived weekend getaway. I always looked forward to this particular weekend because I knew it may be one of…

  • Payback

    “You said that already,” I mumbled to my cousin.  “I don’t know how much longer I can stay awake.”  “But aren’t you excited?  How could you possibly sleep on a night like this?  So many things are happening all around us!”  Though I didn’t look, I knew Mindy was sitting up next to me.  I could feel…

  • Small Time

    “That’s small-time life for you,” I told my cousin.  “Everyone knows everyone and everything.”    “I know, but sometimes I hope people will forget to notice.  And that they won’t talk and won’t start rumors.”  Eliza had taken off her shoes and was dipping her toes into the lake.  “I think you’d have to move to a bigger city for that to happen. …

  • Hiding in the Chapel

    “They are in the chapel,” I told my uncle.  My two cousins were hiding from him and under no circumstance did he really need to know where they were.  Jason and Tara were in the church, but they were hiding in the music room.   They had been out at a party the night before and were trying…

  • The Song

    “I never liked that song,” I said as Ian led me toward the door.  His steady hand on my arm reminded me that I was safe and in good hands.  I had suffered through several relationships over the years only to come through to meet Ian.  There was Brian who I thought I was ready…