Walking away is easy unless you love him. This is a short story. Summer of the Cricket has nothing to do with any of my series or other books and I have no idea if anyone will like it, but what is summer for if not to toss out a new idea? Once upon a time a job landed us far from home in Texas...
Phoebe Matthews is currently writing three urban fantasy series set in the Pacific Northwest where she lives.. Her work has been published by Avon, Dell, Dark Quest, Holt, LostLoves, Putnam and Silhouette. Visit her webpage at phoebematthews.com
when my husband and I were newlyweds, we moved to Texas. We were far from home but the pay at our new jobs was good. And then it wasn't.
This story is about a couple we met in Texas and how meeting them affected the direction of our lives.
Summer of the Cricket
Since the beginning of summer, I’d been thinking of leaving Scott. Not that I didn’t love him. I did. But I’d lie awake in the Texas heat, staring into the darkness and hearing Scott’s sleep-breathing and wonder what I was supposed to be doing with my life. During the days, I was so tired by the heat and lack of sleep that I couldn’t come up with answers. Maybe if I had been less distraught with my own problems, I would have been able to help Winnie.