Wicked Good - Chapter Eleven

Chapter Eleven Archer pulled into the parking lot of the Mobil To Go, knowing Rory would be there. His home away from home. She didn’t know where Wayne had gone and certainly did not care....more

Wicked Good - Chapter Ten

Chapter Ten             With only one day of his suspension left, Archer sat in her living room, looking at the letterhead of the heavy linen paper in her hands, running her fingers over the raised seal and reading it again. The Office of Judicial Appointment invites you to interview with the Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee on Friday at three o’clock.  In one week, she would be interviewed to be a Judge. She smiled, feeling surprisingly pleased. She had worked hard. It was a long time coming....more

Wicked Good - Chapter Eight

 Chapter Eight Archer had made the drive to Bangor General many times. She remembered at least seven. Four to the emergency room—three lawn mower related accidents, one a sledding mishap. Rory was lucky to have all of his fingers. Plus three trips to the psychiatric wing. The first time, he was eight years old. The last, he was twelve. As she drove, she tried Wayne’s cell.  No answer. She wondered if he had forgotten to charge his phone again....more

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Wicked Good - Chapter Six

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'Til Death Do Us Part

It was still here after all these years - not forgotten, just tucked carefully away; out of sight, but never out of mind. A reminder. She had been looking for a spare set of gloves; the kids always seemed to lose them… at least twice a week. Don’t ever forget. It was amazing how one piece of clothing could make her feel so many conflicting emotions. ...more

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Wicked Good - Chapter Three

Chapter Three Archer slammed on the brakes and parked the Subaru at an angle, not caring what cars or school buses she blocked. She should have followed her gut. She should have made him stay home. She jumped out of the car and saw Kara rushing toward her. Archer tried to send brain waves. Don’t hug me, I’ll cry.  Don’t hug me, I’ll cry.  Kara reached toward her.  Archer raised her arms like the victim of a hold-up. ”Just tell me he’s okay.” ...more

Wicked Good - Chapter Two

 Chapter Two At her office, Archer leaned back in her chair and thought about that morning. Rory had insisted on going to school.  He hadn’t wanted to miss the first day.  She had felt anxious.  She wanted to excuse him from school so she could watch him “eyes on”, as the experts said.  He probably would be fine.  He had made his own lunch, searched for the specific black t-shirt he wanted to wear and left on his bicycle for school in a good mood....more

Wicked Good - Chapter One

Chapter One "Mom, I don’t feel safe." Fifteen year old Rory Falcon said. Archer Falcon opened her eyes and tried to focus on the illuminated hands on the clock beside her bed.  It was either ten minutes after midnight or two in the morning. A cool September breeze blew through the open window.  A Bangor, Maine sanitation truck rolled along the street, whirling brushes spraying water and sweeping the road....more

Wicked Good - Introduction

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