Waiting On Forever
Brayden Tanner wasn’t my first love, but he should have been my forever. Until one night that ruined it all.
Falling in love with Brayden was easy, despite the tragedy we faced that brought us together. My life was all planned out, or so I thought.
Now, home for a town wide celebration has me dreading a guaranteed encounter with the boy I left behind so many years ago. Knowing I can’t escape him nor the memories of what happened between us, I’m forced to confront the truth of why I left.
The spark that ignited years ago never dimmed, but are we too late? Does our relationship deserve a second chance or will we still be waiting on forever?
People say married life is bliss. That’s what Claire is banking on after marrying Brayden Tanner, the love of her life. He’s quite the catch: he cooks, he cleans, and despite his propensity for mint chocolate chip ice cream, he’s the only man she’s ever wanted.
Unfortunately, for Claire and Brayden, life’s never gone the way they’ve expected. Does “happily ever after” truly exist if life continuously hands you one disappointment after another?
Forever And A Day
I’ve known Brayden Tanner since I was five years old. Sure, maybe I didn’t fall head over heels in love that day, but the spark was always there. Then, you know, life happened; sparks don’t always last.
But eventually, first came love, then marriage, and then even the baby carriage. Well, carriages, so it seems.
Four times I’ve been blessed.
Four times the diapers.
Four times the sleepless nights.
Four times the crazy.
Most importantly, four times the love.
Through it all, there’s been ONE constant: Brayden Tanner. And for that, I wouldn’t trade my life for anything.
Every day is chaos, yet it’s ours. And I hope it lasts forever….and a day.
I was never a girl who believed in love. And love at first sight? Surely that didn’t truly exist. So imagine my surprise when, after one kiss from Grayson Abbott, I asked him to marry me!
I was kidding of course, but there was something special about the guy that even I couldn’t deny.
Our connection was instant; he felt it, too. The only problem was he didn’t know the secret of my past that I buried years ago. The closer we became, the further down I buried that secret.
I know he deserves my truth, but when I finally come clean, will there still be an “us”?
The Highway Ride
I rode for my son…
Over 150 miles of distance separate me from my son. For over three years, I’ve packed up every other Friday and made the hours-long journey to be with him. It’s a sacrifice I’ve accepted as obligations beyond my control keep us apart.
One random Sunday night, before packing up and saying goodbye, my son and I stop off for dinner in a diner, one that we’ve driven by numerous times over the past few years. Charlotte Grandy, the awkward and cute waitress, captivates not only me, but my son as well.
There’s a strong possibility I’ll never see her again…but I couldn’t leave without letting her know how I felt.
Soon, I will ride for her…
A relationship is the furthest thing from my mind, but I couldn’t stay away. I don’t have much time to offer her; my life comes with baggage, more than any woman should have to deal with. Yet, Charlotte doesn’t walk away.
It can’t last.
If one thing in my life is guaranteed, it’s that goodbye is inevitable.
Taylor Delong has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. It’s always been her dream to be a published author. She spends her days chasing after toddlers and her nights scribbling down stories and ideas the characters in her head dictate to her. She lives in CT with her two children.
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