Audiobook—Chapter 18: The Real World

As I listen for the sixth, or maybe it’s the seventh time, to bits of what I recorded, I hear exhaustion, a little fear or maybe it’s just concern for their own health, and I hear pride, too. These people, from the techs to the EMTs to the nurses and doctors, signed up to save lives.
That’s what they’re struggling to do now.
And I’m trying to figure out how to tell their story so my readers know there are lots and lots of heroes out there.

Audiobook: Chapter 15

“So you’re telling me you don’t have anyone to officiate at the wedding?”
“Nope. I know an internet officiant but he lives too far away. Matt’s sister has two little kids so she can’t do it.”
“What do you need?”
“Can you do it?”

Audiobook: Chapter 14

Here  is the audio version of Chapter 14: Jessica: Bad news first. This one, the story of Jessica’s obituary about a couple who died from Covid-19, was very hard to read. I really did make myself sniffle. When Jessica tells Dan about her latest story, an obit of a couple who died from Covid-19, Dan…

Audiobook: Chapter 10

Three weeks into the Covid-19 During yet another walk with his dog Rex, Dan discovers Jessica’s secret. Jessica discovers something else, she might just be falling for Dan. Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 10—Dan: Secrets, Jessica: Revelations Continued….next Wednesday Chapter 11—Dan: BIRTHDAY WISHES.…

Chapter 10—Dan: Secrets

Chapter 10 April 7, 2020, 4:30 p.m. Dan: Secrets Rex has learned to sense when I am turning in a story. I guess it’s the way I shut my laptop and push it away.  “C’mon, boy.” He’s already on his feet, his tongue hanging out and his wagging tail swiping all the cups, plastic, from…

Audiobook: Chapter 8

Jessica calls Dan by mistake while trying to reach her friend for help after an accident. Dan is both worried by her tone and hurt by how quickly she hangs up. Here is the audio version of  the next chapter of Falling in Love While Working From Home, Chapter 8—Jessica: ICE, Dan: Icy Continued….next Wednesday Chapter…

Chapter 9—Jessica: Essential trips

When I don’t answer the call for our FaceTime happy hour, Hanna texts me. “Where the hell are you?”

I raise my phone to thumb in a text. Or more accurately, a call for help. “On the floor. I’ve been trying to call you for fifteen minutes.” Is that all it is? It feels like three days.

Audiobook: Chapter 7

The trouble with Zoom calls is how visible you are to everybody else—and to yourself. As Claire goes through the news budget with the rest of the staff, I find my attention wandering to Rashima who’s got the baby on her lap.
She’s my hero during this crisis.