One woman must confront her emotional demons if she’s going to open her heart to love again.
Once upon a time, Sam and Ashley were other girls...
Three years after the loss of her wife to a brain aneurysm, 34-year-old Samantha Parker focuses her energy on caring for her young son, Jake. She can’t imagine ever falling in love again, so she focuses on putting one foot in front of the other and being the best mom she can be. It’s not a perfect life, but as long as her son is happy and her softball team keeps winning, everything is fine. That is, until Ashley Valence, the girl who bullied Sam throughout high school, moves back to New Orleans and joins the softball team. As tensions rise on the field, unexpected chemistry between the two women begins to grow.
No matter how much Sam wants to hate Ashley for the pain and anguish those teenage taunts caused, Ashley’s eyes hold only warmth now. And, as Sam slowly introduces Ashley into her life with Jake, she begins to let go of the past. But as their relationship progresses, all of the former hurts and resentments resurface for Sam, and she lashes out at Ashley. Sam understands that her anger is a byproduct of the events of the past and that Ashley isn’t the same girl she used to be. But when Sam begins to realize that she’s fallen in love with Ashley, she has to decide if she can truly trust her heart and find happiness with the woman who once hurt her so deeply.
Submissions for the Slamming Bricks Anthology 3rd Edition will be open from April 15, 2023 to July 15, 2023 The Slamming Bricks Slam Poetry Competition was started in 2019 by LGBTQ+ slam poet, Caleb Ferganchick, to explore resistance and liberation in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Poets from all over the American West competed […]
The Slamming Bricks Slam Poetry Competition was started in 2019 by LGBTQ+ slam poet, Caleb Ferganchick, to explore resistance and liberation in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Poets from all over the American West competed in four rounds of poetry in a battle for the brick. This year, with support from the Western Colorado […]
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, two things I truly appreciate are comedy and stories that express the human condition, even better when both intersect. There is one writer who, to me, is an absolute master of storytelling who can take you from laughing to crying in the span of a sentence. His ability […]