When she mentioned the Book of Rules on their third date, he laughed.

“So?” Kelly came back with a larger Frappuccino.

“He laughed at me.” Carolyn thumbed through the dog-eared copy of the Book of Rules. “It says here you never laugh at a woman when she is speaking, even if he doesn’t agree with her. Right there…on page 35.”

Thrushbeard is available for purchase here. Thrushbeard is about one woman’s attempt at finding happiness through control. All proceeds from the purchases of my short stories go toward a 2014 missions trip.