Burdens: Bruno and the Bike Rack by Jo Russell

Darkness had settled hours before on the college buildings as Campus Police Officer Trevor reported for the graveyard shift. But as he began with a slow drive around the roads criss-crossing the campus, he heard a clatter as loud as a backhoe scraping the street!...

Rotten Egg or Live Savior? By Jo Russell

Eight boys between seven and fourteen squeezed into Grandma Brenda’s tiny trailer kitchen. Around a table the size of a placemat, they bumped into each other and cups of dye and eggs. More flats of colored eggs filled the counter, the living room sofa, and lawn chairs...

Flying Horseshoes and Friendship by Jo Russell

“Jen is good at everything! She beats us at all the card games, she is as good on the internet as anybody I know. Just because she finished her Master’s at an Ivy League school doesn’t mean she is all that. I can hardly wait for her to go back home,” complained cousin...