Pine Street Episode 5 (Revisit)

Note: While on hiatus from sharing new episodes, let's revisit the origins of our Pine Street story. ***** As Franny went back to cooking her soup, Leo sat by his telephone. In this day and age of mobile phones, “sitting by his telephone” meant he was parked in a camp chair on the back porch … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 5 (Revisit)

Pine Street Episode 335: Christmas Eve

When Leo had stepped out of the airport, the warm, dry air felt like a blast strong enough to knock him off his feet. He had asked Franny not to meet him there; he took the bus to her neighborhood, to give himself time to acclimate to the weather and to resolve the dislocation of … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 335: Christmas Eve

Pine Street Episode 334: The chill of winter

“I see,” says Jeeves, her voice gentle as Leo fights to stop the tears. “Are you sure she doesn’t love you?” “No, no, that’s not it at all,” Leo responds. “I mean, that is it. I’m not sure. She says she loves me. Why can’t I believe her?” Jeeves rises and goes to stand at … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 334: The chill of winter

Pine Street Episode 332: The chill of winter

Leo walks through the sloppy snow, falling in large clumps, mixed with freezing rain. This is what he does when he doesn’t know what to do: he walks. He’s worn the wrong shoes - hiking boots meant for rocks and dirt, not ice and snow. He’s worn the wrong coat - or rather, no coat … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 332: The chill of winter