Nat has always seen her, standing at the edge of the playground, sitting at the back of the classroom, but he’s never heard her say a word. He’d like to make her smile … but what can a ten-year-old do to brighten up a little girl’s life?
Ever since the death of her father, Polly hasn’t spoken a word. She doesn’t know what to think of bright-and-cheery Nathan Under. She inclined to push him away … but as she gets to know him, she realizes he might be her best chance at a friend.
A story in parts posted on Noble Novels.
Esther Ashton’s New Dress
Recently-orphaned Esther Ashton doesn’t expect much from Christmas with her brother away fighting in the South Pacific, her sister-in-law hospitalized with a new baby, and her job at the department store providing little to no profit. Will Esther have any sort of a Christmas or will it be another dud?
Esther Ashton’s New Dress, a Christmas short story of less than 2,000 words posted on Noble Novels, is sure to delight any fan of Christmas, the 1940s, and brevity.
Adele’s mother and sister-in-law set about cleaning and repairing the old farmhouse where they’ll be staying with Adele, Judy, and baby Camilla while Troy flies aeroplanes over France.
To escape the smell of bleach, Adele flees to the garden with her daughters, determined to make their new house a home, even if it is from the outside in.
Ridiculed by neighbors and scoffed at by those close to her, Adele seeks to make something beautiful amidst chaos.