Catherine McMaster (Young Adult), Juliet McMaster (Young Adult), Sam Monte (Young Adult), Alena McMaster (Toddler), Tobias McMaster (Baby)
The twins, Catherine and Juliet McMaster, had experienced many of life’s firsts together. Watching Juliet with her new baby boy, Catherine was happy for her sister… maybe even a little jealous. Sure, Sam was weird, but Juliet had what Catherine had always wanted–a stable family. They weren’t married yet, but that was happening soon enough. Little Tobias came into the world plenty loved and with a stable environment surrounding him.
→ Continue reading ’15: McMaster 2 – ‘It’s My Life’’
Lily Ashton (Young Adult), Mark McMaster (Young Adult)
Finding out that she was pregnant was quite a pleasant shock to Lily. She didn’t discover it until she was nearly into her second trimester. Telling Mark had been interesting–it came out of seemingly nowhere. After the initial surprise wore off, they were able to bask in the happiness of the occasion. They hadn’t actually discussed children, but neither one were against the idea of them, either.
→ Continue reading ’15: Ashton – ‘Here is Gone’’
Luis Martel (Adult), Aidan Martel (Teen), Sandra Martel (Child), Zoey Martel (Toddler)
Aidan Martel had grown used to picking up his father’s slack when it came to taking care of the house and caring for his younger siblings. The loss of their mother had hit them all hard, but while the children had grieved openly, Luis had bottled it up in an effort to show strength and solidarity for the kids. Now it was coming back to bite him.
→ Continue reading ’15: Martel – ‘Safe and Sound’’
Jack Ryder (Young Adult)
Jack Ryder was adjusting to life after college just fine. He was a fun-loving, but had an easy nature about him that just made things easy to deal with. Few things ruffled his feathers. He spent long hours painting and survived off pizza and food trucks.
It was through his love of pizza that he met Sophia.
→ Continue reading ’15: Ryder 2 – ‘One Minute More’’
The McMaster 2 Family
Juliet McMaster (Young Adult), Sam Monte (Young Adult)
Juliet McMaster went into labor early on a frosty spring morning. The rain was washing away the remnants of the blizzard that had swept through. Luckily for her, she was more than prepared, since this baby was well overdue and quite tired of waiting!
→ Continue reading ’15: Spring Births – McMaster & Novak’
Paula Novak (Adult), Stefan Novak (Adult), Gwendolyn Novak (Adult), Stella Novak (Teen), Dana Novak (Child)
It seemed like just yesterday that Dana Novak was a cute little toddler. Paula enjoyed watching the girls grow. She’d never been keen on having kids of her own, but she certainly enjoyed being there for her nieces! Gwendolyn was doing better, but she still wasn’t going to win any mother of the year awards.
Paula was more than happy to pick up the slack.
→ Continue reading ’15: Novak 2 – ‘Every Morning’’
Alex Klein (Adult), Rhys Klein (Young Adult), Bettina Ackerman (Young Adult)
Alex Klein was living the good life, for the most part. He was still on the political scene, but in a decidedly diminished sense. He was now one of those who helped decide the people that would run and managed their affairs for that particular party. It was a nice change. Age was quickly creeping up on him and he definitely felt the need to scale back.
He’d taken up writing as a hobby, to fill in the gaps. He had started out writing about politics, but his publisher urged him to write about himself.
→ Continue reading ’15: Klein – ‘When You Were Young’’
Jessica Ryder (Young Adult), Rebecca Jefferson (Young Adult)
Rebecca always made sure to care for Jessica’s squirrel. It was one of the few things she had remaining of her father. The squirrel was getting old, but Rebecca did her best to keep it in good health. She was home all day, so it was the least she could do.
→ Continue reading ’15: Ryder – ‘Angel’’
Emma Steel (Young Adult), Skip Taylor (Young Adult), Amy Steel (Baby)
Dominic Cosaro spent a lot of time over at Emma’s apartment. He was babysitting his first grandchild, Amy. Of course, ‘babysitting’ a tiny infant mostly entailed him playing computer games while she napped quietly in her nursery. Emma and Skip did all the heavy lifting, which was just as well. Dominic had never been terribly skilled with babies.
→ Continue reading ’15: Steel/Taylor – ‘Grand Theft Autumn’’
Andrew Novak (Young Adult), Rena Eubanks (Young Adult) Natalia Novak (Young Adult)
Natalia had been adamant about Rena needing one last night of freedom before marrying her brother. They weren’t doing a big wedding or anything, but Natalia claimed it was a ‘rite of passage’. Andrew rolled his eyes and promised to be ‘missing’ for a night while Rena began to eagerly anticipate what awaited her. She was a big of a ‘closeted’ Party Animal.
It turned out to be an absolute blast.
→ Continue reading ’15: Novak – ‘Hurricane’’