Here, My Loves, Is Chapter One of SHOWDOWN AT SERPENT RIDGE

Chapter 1                                                                          Ropes             I leaned carefully toward the rock face, letting my douli slide backward. I liked the shade from the tightly woven straw hat, but the wide brim was always getting in...

In Which I Fix Everything

The world today seems absolutely crackers. If you get this reference, will you be my forever friend? And comment to prove you get the reference, because even forever friends must be accountable. Have you noticed how people are losing their minds these days about...

More On Dreams

A couple years ago, I wrote about following your dreams. Lots of us dream about all kinds of things: travel, meeting someone special, meeting a famous writer or… I guess an actor or something. Writers are cooler. *ahem* Anyway. I thought I would revisit that...

A Plan for All and a Plan for Each

Warning: I am going to be unabashed in my language and enthusiasm about my faith right now. Read on if you dare. For the meantime, many of the names in this story are being changed, just to be safe. Last night a remarkable thing happened. But it could only have...

I Did Drugs in High School

Gotcha to click, didn’t I? I didn’t actually do drugs in high school, but now that you’re here, stick around. What I actually did was a health class report on illegal substances. The report listed in detail the many illegal drugs out there and their...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series