Ms. Joyner is a retired Winston-Salem/Forsyth County classroom teacher. She spent ten years of her career with the Tampa Police Department and currently resides in Kernersville, North Carolina.
Are you the patient’s brother?” The doctor asked placing his hand on Edward’s shoulder. “I am. Is he going to be alright?” “Let’s go into a waiting room” the doctor said solemnly. He started toward the room ahead. He motioned Edward to sit as they entered the quiet peaceful room. Sixteen year old Robert Thompson’s life seemed almost too perfect. Who would want to end it? And why? With scant evidence Detective Captain Moe Garrett begins an investigation of this baffling case. Drawing on his expertise and the astuteness of fellow detective Sid Morrison they work relentlessly to solve the crime. In the process old family wounds are opened that threaten to tear the Thompson family apart.
Family Shorts is a compilation of stories written for all age groups. It is sure to arouse the interest of family members from the very young to seniors. The stories are:
WILEY THE DOG OF THE DAY - A human story about the inhumane treatment of man’s best friend.
GOING FISHING - Delves into the thinking of a small boy. His near tragic fishing trip causes him to rethink things that are truly important.
THE CAT THAT CAME BACK - Rusty the cat lets his curiosity get him into a world of trouble.
THE LEGEND OF RED MARE - is almost certain to bring tears to the eyes of the reader. This short saga will interest all family members.
SNAKE - The very word brings chill bumps out on many people. A great read for those who fear snakes.
FLASHBACK - A story for the mature reader. It is about one of the addictions many families face.
AN ANNIVERSARY TO REMEMBER - These seniors learn things are not always as they appear.
A CHRISTMAS PAST - A story of how some family members sacrifice to show love and generosity during a depressed Christmas Season.