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Like a Dream

They’re back! She runs upstairs and closes her door, leaning against it. Thank God I called Jolene through a blocked number so she can’t call me back. Leona would have my head. The front door slams downstairs and then someone … Continue reading

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Like a Dream

“This is so amazingly crazy!” she squeals. She holds the letter close to her heart, reciting every word in her mind. But one thing she doesn’t understand is how he knows her middle name without her ever telling him? For … Continue reading

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Like a Dream

Slam! “What was that?” She peeks outside her door and notices the house is empty. “Hello?” she shouts. When no one answers back, she strolls downstairs and hears the car starting outside. Eli, Leona, and Navid drive off without a … Continue reading

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Like a Dream

“Ahh! Stop it!” Amelia hollers as tries to break free. She can barely breathe. “I’m sorry. I just wanted to talk to my mother. Please, it’s my birthday. You have to understand!” “I don’t have to understand anything! I will … Continue reading

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Like a Dream

“No! I mean, I’m okay where I am, Mom.” The thought of missing a small chance of seeing Aaron again makes Amelia’s decision a little easier as well. “What? Honey, I don’t like the tone in your voice. What has … Continue reading

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Like a Dream

“Hello?” “An inmate from Stillwater County Jail is trying to contact you. Do you wish to accept?” the operator asks. “Yes I do!” Amelia quickly replies. She paces back and forth as her heart races. “Bonjour, Amelia, Joyeux anniversaire ma … Continue reading

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Like a Dream

“So someone in the universe decided to bring us together? I-I’m confused. I’m sorry, I have to go.” “Already? But you just got here!” She sucks in a deep breath to mask the pain of her heart breaking even more. … Continue reading

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Like a Dream

As the last guest leave, Amelia walks to the front door and peeks out to find Eli and Navid saying goodbye to their guests and Leona chatting with Brady. She turns back around, frustrated when she realizes she’s all alone … Continue reading

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Book Signing!!

I’ll be signing copies of MONSTROUS TIES on Saturday June 10th at 11 am at THE TWIG BOOKSHOP. If you’re in the San Antonio area please come by and get a signed copy!! For more information just tap the following link: http://www.thetwig.com/event/shina-james-monstrous-tiesContinue reading

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Like a Dream

“So how are you doing, Amelia? Are you cool?” he asks, concerned. She looks up at him, wondering if it’s that obvious that her mind is elsewhere. “Yes, I’m fine,” she replies without elaborating. “By the way, you guys did … Continue reading

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