Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 10

“Did you bring your books with you?” Luke asked Sarah Jane as she picked cherries from the last tree in the section. Next peaches. “Yes, but I’m not done. There are a ton of cherries in the middle of the tree.” “Don’t worry about those ones yet, they have about another week before they are…

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Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 9

As a sad looking truck drove off the Adams Ranch, Brad Hughes leaned against the door frame to his bunk house rolling a tooth pick between his lips. Things suddenly became interesting on the ranch. Sarah Jane was a good girl and did everything right. He plucked the tooth pick from his mouth and snapped…

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Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 8

Luke swallowed hard when he drove onto the Adams Ranch behind Sarah Jane. The house was three of his in one and lavish. Stone everywhere, flowers, trees, huge wrap around porch. Two new F250’s setting in the driveway. He fidgeted in his seat feeling suddenly out of place. Sarah Jane pulled up along the side…

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Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 7

When Luke gazed over his shoulder at Sarah Jane, she saw a heart rendering tenderness that stirred something in her chest, and she was forced to look away. Plucking cherries high on one of Luke’s ladders she couldn’t help but noticed how blissfully happy she felt helping him. It didn’t even feel like work. It…

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Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 6

Luke paced next to the tumbleweeds near the old mill, limbs scraped against his jeans. He couldn’t believe Sarah Jane called him, it felt like winning the lottery. Peering up at the hot sun, he wiped sweat from his brow. He couldn’t stay still, he was vibrating with a mix of anxiety and excitement. This…

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Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 5

Sarah Jane sat at her father’s desk and stared wide-eyed at the computer screen packed full of numbers. Her chest felt as if a jack rabbit was stomping on her heart. She peeked ever so slowly around the screen and stole a glimpse of her father reading the local newspaper. She didn’t dare breathe or…

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Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 4

Luke glance down the row of cherry trees and grumbled, Nate was moving at turtle speed, minus five. Nate was Luke’s older brother that had graduated two years ago and had managed to turn doing nothing into a full-time job. It pissed Luke off beyond words. “Come on, Nate move faster. We have to get…

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Meet Me by the Tumbleweeds Part 3

Sarah Jane hastened her steps down the hall and out of the main school building. She had to make a break for the bleachers before Jenny and Catrina saw her coming out of Econ class. She didn’t want to talk to them about her dilemma, either one would understand what she was in for. Making…

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