Pine Street Episode 22 (Reboot)

Just about the time Franny tried to collect her wits about her on the sidewalk, Leo was setting up his own guitar on his own stool (plain, undecorated, and slightly rickety) at another venue. He did not know any cowboy songs or poems, but he knew how to win this kind of crowd over. He … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 22 (Reboot)

Pine Street Episode 21 (Reboot)

One Saturday afternoon, strains of music reached up to Franny‚Äôs window, open an inch or so on the unseasonably warm late February day. The sound created a welcome distraction from the student papers she was trying to finish grading, forty-odd essays all grinding through the same assigned topic, and Franny closed her laptop to listen. A … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 21 (Reboot)

Pine Street Episode 20 (Reboot)

A clear Sunday morning as January prepared to turn itself into February lured Franny to the window. She opened it a crack and smelled spring in the air. Although it was cold, hovering around freezing, the sun shone brightly in a pale blue sky, melting snow where its beams landed. The sky seemed taken over … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 20 (Reboot)

Pine Street Episode 19 (Reboot)

A college town has its share of bars and taverns. Leo found himself at the door of the one that sat at the crossroads of the older highway that formed the entrance to the town before the interstate bullied its way through. It was housed in a small building, smaller than most of the new … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 19 (Reboot)