In the 1970's, at the base of Paulina Peak in Central Oregon, there was a little green a-frame. Ted and Lisa had recently acquired the cabin, and were looking forward to enjoying their first winter there snowmobiling and skiing.
One evening, as Ted was stacking wood, he looked up and noticed the sky. It was beautiful, sure, but also rather spooky. A large bird was hovering overhead, and the clouds seemed to be full of faces. It was as if a rift had opened up overhead to show an entire other dimension.
Suddenly, a huge crash in the forest accompanied by a lousy smell made Ted jump and drop his armful of wood. As he looked toward the sound, Ted froze. Standing a mere fifty feet away was Bigfoot.
This true story chronicles how the young couple learns to co-exist with Sasquatch over the next decade near Sunriver, Oregon. (149)
Note: The setting and the green a-frame are real. During the 70's and 80's there were several Bigfoot sightings around here, but I haven't heard much about that lately. I took this picture this summer during our thunderstorm season when the forest fire smoke was thick. It does look a bit spooky to me! If you would like a tour of the a-frame, please "CLICK HERE".
Thank you to Anyes at Far Away in the Sunshine for this beautiful picture:
During her 20-year-sentence, much had changed. Her mom had died, and had left her $50,000. Carol had changed the most of all. She was definitely no longer the 17-year-old girl with addiction issues; the person who had wiped out a family of five while driving under the influence.
Though she would never forgive herself, Carol had overcome most of her obstacles. Determined to give back and atone for her mistakes, Carol couldn't wait to be living on the island and beginning her dream of opening an orphanage for tsunami victims.
After being cooped up for 20 years, living far away in the sunshine sounded mighty nice right now. (146)
I am participating in Lisa's Book Blurb Friday, from over at Writing in the Buff. It is fun, and you can play too! Pretend that the pictures above are the cover of a book. On the inside jacket, you have 150 words to entice the reader to buy your book. Lisa gives us a week to think about next week's entry (she's gracious like that). Please CLICK HERE to read what everybody else wrote!
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