The Parallel Parliament

Glen Pearson

Posts tagged “painting

The Secret Nook – Now Available

Posted on November 10, 2018

A dream.  A flashback.  A moment in time that might hold out hope for what was becoming an empty life.  But first she must discover what the dream meant and, more importantly, where it had occurred. Meadow Hartley left her gift and passions behind two decades earlier following the loss of her parents in a tragic car crash.  In the rural expanses of Virginia, she begins the long and heartfelt process of putting her life back together with the help of her old art instructor and the desire to recapture what had been lost. But there is a twist: instead of going back into her childhood, she must move into the future and see what she will become. The Secret Nook is a novella…

The Secret Nook – Chapter 12 (The Portrait)

Posted on October 12, 2018

Duyi Koay had been busy. It took only a couple of calls to learn that his former prodigy was housed at the Red Lantern Inn, the proprietor of which was a former student of his.  He had arrived at the Inn with a package wrapped in white rice paper almost at the same time as Meadow walked in through the front door.  They looked at one another, seemingly frozen in time and emotion. With effort he held up the package in his arms and pointed it towards her.  She remained in place, fighting to hold back the tears that she knew would eventually come – just not now. If Koay was hoping for better, he didn’t show it.  He placed the white package on a house…