Respite

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Two Rivers


Things happen we can't always explain.

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LAX Airport

Submitted: February 19, 2018

Karisa Collins sat in the LAX airport terminal, watching the Hispanic worker empty the trash cans and sweep up the litter around where pe... Read Chapter

The Flight Home

Submitted: February 20, 2018

Finally, Kar got settled in her seat on the plane.  “Oh nuts!” she exclaimed to no one in particular.  “What’s the ... Read Chapter

Baggage Claim

Submitted: February 21, 2018

Kar worked her way off the plane and to the luggage claim area.  She got tired of standing and waiting for her bags to mysteriously ... Read Chapter

Arriving Home

Submitted: February 22, 2018

Finally, Kar got a cab after standing at the pickup area for nearly twenty minutes.  A cab driver cut off another driver to pull up ... Read Chapter

A Good Friend

Submitted: February 23, 2018

“Smitty’s gym!  Fitness that feels fit!  Smitty speaking!”  Kar pulled her cell phone back and looked at it.  I... Read Chapter

At the Psychiatrist Office

Submitted: February 24, 2018

At the psychiatrist’s office the next day, Kar sat restlessly in the waiting area.  Suddenly her cell phone went off.  She lo... Read Chapter

Heart to Heart Talk

Submitted: February 26, 2018

Kar climbed into Smitty’s new Honda Van.  It was amazing to Kar how Smitty had it all, great husband, two kids, a career with her ... Read Chapter

"How's Mom?"

Submitted: February 26, 2018

“Hi, Grandma?”  Kar held her phone to her ear.  Tomorrow she was to see Dr. Faith, and she knew she had to get this behind ... Read Chapter

Second Visit to the Psychiatrist

Submitted: February 28, 2018

The next day Kar was feeling stronger.  She warmed something up in the microwave oven, food Smitty had left for her the day before, ... Read Chapter

Going to Gandma's

Submitted: March 01, 2018

Kar got into her late-model Toyota and headed out for upper New York to see her grandmother.  Her head was buzzing from the session ... Read Chapter

Romantic Encounter

Submitted: March 03, 2018

Kar awoke to the noise of her cell phone, which substituted for a ring.  It was the beginning of the song, “It’s Howdy Doody Tim... Read Chapter

Going to Lourdes

Submitted: March 04, 2018

Finally, Kar was settled on the plane.  She opened her laptop and typed up her experience with the farmer and emailed it to her boss... Read Chapter

Miracle At Lourdes

Submitted: March 04, 2018

When Kar got to Paris, she checked the schedule of the trains running to Lourdes.  “Five hours!” Kar sighed.  “Five hours... Read Chapter

Jerusalem

Submitted: March 05, 2018

When Kar’s plane landed in Tel Aviv, she caught a cab to the Hilton.  It was the only name of a hotel she recognized.  Accord... Read Chapter

Back in the USA

Submitted: March 05, 2018

At the Kennedy International Airport, even though Kar had been on the airplane for only twelve hours, it felt longer than that.  She... Read Chapter

Talking to Grandma

Submitted: March 06, 2018

When Kar got a hold of her publisher, it finally dawned on her that he wasn’t going to print the story as a series unless he had the wh... Read Chapter

Seeing Mom

Submitted: March 07, 2018

Kar left her grandmother’s and headed across town to visit her mother.  It was going to be awkward, to say the least.  She po... Read Chapter

The New Kar

Submitted: March 08, 2018

The next day, back in New York, Kar got out of bed and roamed her apartment.  She decided to go for a walk.  On the way, she st... Read Chapter

DNA Tests

Submitted: March 08, 2018

Jerry rushed into the café.  “I’m sorry I’m late, the traffic was total grid lockout there,” he said, explaining out of bre... Read Chapter

Family

Submitted: March 10, 2018

On Saturday Kar, Smitty, and Jerry all met at the café.  They decided to take one vehicle, and because Smitty had a van they also d... Read Chapter

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