Fortunate Circumstances

by Kathleen Gilbert

Janet Riley navigated her silver Honda Accord down the winding streets of the picturesque New England town. The foliage was at its peak and the trees reflected the sun with a radiant palette of fall colors. Leaves of yellow, red and orange spiraled downward creating stunning mosaics on the black pavement. Autumn was Janet's favorite time of year and as she drove through Scituate, Rhode Island she admired its quaintness and charm. I need to find a house as quickly as possible Janet thought as she felt the baby kick inside her stomach. Her husband was dead and she was alone; life was good.


Kathleen Gilbert is an avid reader and aspiring writer.