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Pinch: Chapter 9

Just as I was starting to feel like I’d lost my mind, Mrs. Crumpet, of all people, assured me that I had not.

“Willowtree?” I managed to stammer out while Mrs. 353 more words

Pinch: Chapter 7

Huffing and puffing out of the library like the frustrated creature I was, I hardly heard Cindy’s futile attempt to call after me. But it was impossible to not hear, “Miss! 269 more words

Pinch: Chapter 6

“Hi Cindy,” I greeted the small (pocket-sized, as she liked to call it), curly-haired librarian ensconced behind the circulation desk of our local library.  Brilliant green eyes sparkled up at me from behind turquoise-rimmed glasses. 409 more words

Pinch: Chapter 4

F.P.W.?  Seriously?  Could I really have bumped into, of all people, the mysterious Felix P. Willowtree?  I had to find out more about this guy.  He was practically stalking me, for Pete’s sake!  339 more words

Pinch: Chapter 3

Trust me, I know. I know that it sounds like something right out of a Nora Roberts book. And, trust me again; it felt that way as well. 266 more words

Pinch: Chapter 2

Doorbell ringing. What?

“Hannah!  I know you’re in there!” 

Oh no, not Mrs. Crumpet.  Cordelia Crumpet, my well-meaning but perpetually interfering next-door neighbor was at the door, and there was no getting away from Cordelia Crumpet once she decided to zero in on you.  277 more words

Pinch: Chapter 1

“Dr. Felix P. Willowtree. Call when you’re in a pinch.” That’s all it said.

Well, and a phone number of course.

I found this strange little business card in the tip jar at the end of my shift at The Sundown Grille–the bar where I work–last night. 272 more words