Category: Fallon Hotel – Blog Book

Fallon Hotel – Chapter Sixteen

Fallon Hotel – Chapter Sixteen Waking with a start, Jeri opened her eyes in the gray light of morning, finding it hard to breathe from the compression of Ezra’s uncomfortable grip on her.  Frightened, she realized just how desperate Ezra was to connect and wondered if Andy had felt any of the anxiety and fear that she has in the presence of… what, exactly?  It’s not as if she’d seen anything.  So far, she had only heard and felt the […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Fifteen

Drifting off to sleep, Jeri found herself continuing to hum the melody of “Hard Times Come Again No More” until the mild vibration of the slowing notes carried her off — far, far away from her cozy little room in the Fallon Hotel. She found herself walking the streets of Columbia during the late afternoon, knowing that the last streaks of sunshine would soon be hitting the tops of the trees along Main Street announcing the arrival of dusk.  As […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen Gwen, Jeri and Andy bundled up against the chilly night air and stood on Ruth’s porch, preparing to head back to the Fallon Hotel for the night.   “Holy moley.  I had no idea it was going to be almost pitch-black out here!”  Jeri’s teeth chattered as she glanced out at the street then back at Ruth who was now cheerily lit by two handmade lanterns, made from mason jars filled with sand and tea lights, she held near […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Thirteen

At the name Adelaide, Andy glanced up at the women, but said nothing.  He turned his gaze back to a box of mini cars that Ruth had thoughtfully placed on the floor for him to play with.  Slowly and methodically, he began to pluck out all of the red cars.  Once he assembled a pile of every red car he could find, he started to line them up along the edge of the blue and yellow Aubusson rug in front […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Twelve

Tears-of-laughter, tears-of-sorrow, tears-of-frustration, tears-of-anger, tears-of-joy, tears-tears-tears.  Jeri wondered how it was that her body was always prepared to cry, no matter what the circumstance.  It was also somewhat surprising that no matter how many tears: her cheeks were never fully saturated nor her tear ducts ever dry.  It didn’t matter how often she found herself bawling her eyes out.  Even as a kid, she never cried as much.  Certainly she had never shed as many tears as she had since […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Eleven

“How do you, I mean… You just got here, Gwen!  What do you…”  Jeri felt queasy and realized that she couldn’t finish what she wanted to say and honestly wasn’t sure that she really wanted to know.  The idea that this young woman, who was new to the hotel, spoke about Ezra as if he was real and recent, was more than she could handle. Gwen put her hand up to stop Jeri and looked up at the ceiling.  “When […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Ten

Just as they reached the top stair leading to their room, Jeri heard a cheerful, lilting voice from downstairs at the lobby desk.  “Hulloh and welcome to the Fallon Hotel!  How can I help ya?” Holding tight to Andy’s hand, Jeri leaned over the railing and looked down to see a brand new face behind the counter.  A woman with dark hair piled high atop her head, in a disheveled sort of Gibson-style, was bent over the guest ledger. As […]

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