Chapter Three (part two)

Dinner was served at the main house shortly after sunset. The spread was unexpected: grilled tenderloin, roasted potatoes, spinach salad, jalapeno cornbread, Malbec wine. “My mom enjoys cooking when there's company,” Travis whispered to Ben as they took their places at the dining table with the antique chandelier shining brightly above them. That morning, Mrs. … Continue reading Chapter Three (part two)


Chapter Three (part one)

Cooper Ranch had once been 10,000 acres strong. But, according to Travis, drought, various financial mistakes through the generations, and his father’s untimely death from heart failure three years prior had dwindled the acreage. Most of the land had either been sold to neighboring ranches over the years or auctioned off by the bank to … Continue reading Chapter Three (part one)