Tomorrow and Yesterday – an excerpt


Tomorrow and Yesterday is available in both print and e-book versions. Here’s a short excerpt:



The air was so cold, it was hard for her to breathe. Who was she kidding?
It could have been a balmy, sunny day, and she still would have felt the
clogging tightness of her throat, air barely able to get through to her lungs.
So the biting late November air really didn’t matter. The small shards of ice
pelleting her face as the storm rolled in didn’t matter either. Neither did the
painful cold that was seeping through her jeans from sitting on the stone
wall. Her voice trembled. “I don’t even know if you’d still like chocolate or
not.” She looked at the sky, so dark and foreboding. “I wish we could have
had the time to get to know each other as adults, Jake.”

She sat on the seawall for a long time, looking out at the gray, raging
ocean, her heart aching for what could have and should have been. With
trembling gloved hands, she pulled the cupcake wrapper off the pastry,
stuffing it in her pocket without caring if she dirtied her puffer coat. With
tears running down her cheeks, she bit one half of the small pastry,
swallowing the chocolate cake with vanilla frosting without really tasting it,
or allowing herself any joy from the decadent confection. Then, with an
angry motion, she threw the rest of the cupcake out into the ocean, seeing it
bob on the waves for just a moment before it sank. “Happy birthday, Jakie.
I love you and miss you.”