Alfie: A Born Again Romance

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: church mouse productions
“And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her….” - The Book of Genesis (King James Version)

Table of Contents

Prologue - Cocktail Hour in Silicon Valley

Submitted: November 01, 2018

It is a typical Silicon Valley weekend party: combining high-end catering with discreet gossip for a very select group of people who se... Read Chapter

The Inconveniences of Salvation

Submitted: November 02, 2018

This is not a story that begins “once upon a time”, since it takes place during very recent times. Years that most of us easily rem... Read Chapter

And Then on Sunday

Submitted: November 03, 2018

Since “times of trial” had fallen on the Church of the Last Word, after the Splitters Split, Sunday School classes for all grades h... Read Chapter

And Then on Saturday Morning

Submitted: November 04, 2018

As Jonah perceived it, the rarest emotion that anyone in the Church of the Last Word ever felt was “trust”. With “generosity” c... Read Chapter

And Then the Afterglow

Submitted: November 05, 2018

Being a teenager, Jonah was accustomed to feeling confused. As far as he could tell, they still seemed to be the only people in the b... Read Chapter

And Then on Saturday Afternoon

Submitted: November 06, 2018

The next day — Sunday — was the first Sabbath of Jonah’s life when he was permitted to sleep as long as he liked. But that first ... Read Chapter

And Then Summer Began

Submitted: November 07, 2018

Frosty silences became the rule in Jonah’s house, after that, but — although he didn’t have a date for the prom — Jonah was gra... Read Chapter

And Then on the Island

Submitted: November 08, 2018

The next messages exchanged by the two of them via e-mail were very short: allowing Alfie to stay well within her computer time at the ... Read Chapter

And Then a Secret

Submitted: November 09, 2018

Before too long, they were back to the sandwiches: with Jonah opening one to check the ingredients. “You put egg in the tuna. Jus... Read Chapter

And Then a Return to Earth

Submitted: November 10, 2018

Although Jonah had plenty of “vitality” — the gaps between sessions grew longer as the day grew more advanced. They were taking y... Read Chapter

And Then in Norman

Submitted: November 11, 2018

The re-invention that Jonah had been hoping for when his parents drove him halfway across the state — out of sight of his home town, ... Read Chapter

And Then at the Hotel

Submitted: November 12, 2018

Jonah’s bags — which had never been unpacked — were placed in the anonymous, but comfortable, hotel room and, almost immediately,... Read Chapter

And Then at the Cabin

Submitted: November 13, 2018

As his new professional life extended into the next day (several people in Mountain View asked him why he was still in Oklahoma) Jonah ... Read Chapter

And Then in the Water

Submitted: November 14, 2018

Jonah paused to remind himself that this wasn’t a dream. Even his most impressive fantasies about Alfie had never been quite this imp... Read Chapter

And Then on the Island (Again)

Submitted: November 15, 2018

Growing up on the Great Plains, Jonah had never felt any particular gratitude for the wind. It had always seemed to be just one of life... Read Chapter

And Then in the Cabin (Again)

Submitted: November 16, 2018

Jonah became very aware of light in the cabin the next morning: growing brighter each time he lifted his head from the pillow. Even... Read Chapter

And Then in California

Submitted: November 17, 2018

Jonah’s solitary journey — mostly along Interstate 40 — took him through some of the most austere scenery in America: giving him ... Read Chapter

And Then in the Dressing Room

Submitted: November 18, 2018

The reason for all the urgency was the approaching weekend. Not knowing where Alfie might be living — and without going to the trou... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 19, 2018

Alfie’s new ring astonishes both the twins, and her mother, but Grandma Phlipp can’t quite shake the suspicion that something fishy... Read Chapter