Redwood Summer Chapter 8

“It’s amazing what two years can do to you,” Kathy began. “When I first showed up in San Luis after high school I was just a kid who’d never spent any time away from home, and in two more years I’ll be making my way out into the world.” “Unless you go for a master’s,” … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 8

Redwood Summer Chapter 7

Jason and Christine were sitting upon a small stand of wooden bleachers watching her nephew’s little league baseball game. Christine’s sister, brother in law, brother, brother’s girlfriend, niece and nephew were sitting by them along with other families and groups of friends. Others were lounging on folding lawn chairs on either side of the cyclone … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 7

Redwood Summer Part II Chapter 6

...San Jose used to be a small town... Jason slid on a T-shirt and combed his hair in front of his bedroom mirror. He then grabbed his keys, wallet, and change and left his room for the kitchen. The morning sun shone through the windows and the remains of breakfast were on the kitchen counter. … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part II Chapter 6

Redwood Summer Chapter 5

Jason’s eyes slowly opened in the early dawn darkness. He stared up into the dimness and began to make out a ceiling. He looked around and found himself on a living room couch with Christine huddled up against him asleep. He turned toward her, then felt the weight of a hangover and his eyes slowly … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 5

Redwood Summer Chapter 4

“Everybody at work is optimistic,” Jason assured Christine as they drove in the mid evening to Todd’s party. “Upper management is saying that we’re going to make the transition through the current world situation so easily nobody would notice.” “What are the owners saying?” “Same thing. And they’re smart, they know what they are doing. … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 4

Redwood Summer Chapter 3

Jason filled up his coffee cup, put the pot back on its burner, and returned to the circle of coworkers at the break room table. “As mush as I’d like to see a rematch there’s no way we’re having another Bay Bridge Series this year,” Kevin added to the train of conversation. “Possibly the A’s, … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 3

Redwood Summer Chapter 2

Jason was humming a tune to a song he had just heard on his car stereo during his drive home from work as he walked through the front door and headed to the kitchen . His younger brother was sitting at the kitchen table talking on the telephone. His father was over in the sunken … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 2

Redwood Summer Part I Chapter 1

For Mom and Dad The ball I threw while playing in the park Has not yet reached the ground -Dylan Thomas ...almost perfect... SAN JOSE, CA 1990 Jason despaired over his unknown future. Seemed like I had it all, he thought, a good job with room to grow, all my friends were together, Christine and … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part I Chapter 1