We have one of those days. Mine is in it’s fourth week for the year. 2018 is just an extension of 2017, except the trials are beginning to become exhausting.

Yet, there is always light shining through. Sometimes it’s a bright star. Other times it’s planet smashing meteor. And yes, there are times I’m rooting for the meteor.

And then something happens.

Something amazing and completely stupid. And I have to laugh.

The latch on our front door doesn’t work. It’s been that way since the month after it was installed, a year and a half ago. Yes, I called and eventually the installers came out, adjusted the latch. It worked for 2 days then broke again.

I wanted to call again. Hubbinator didn’t want to. The dead lock worked. The security door locks worked. So I didn’t call. And for the last 18 months got use to having only the deadbolt. I’m adaptable like that.

Then I got back from walking the dog, unlocked the deadbolt and leaned on the door. It didn’t open. Naturally, I checked to make sure I’d unlocked the deadbolt completely. Sure enough the door didn’t open. Given my history with the door, I figured the deadbolt had broken. I thought about calling my son to open the door. Who minds about being woken up at 423am to open a door? Except that would be admitting defeat. And I wasn’t about to lose to a stupid door.

Thankfully, I had a lightbulb moment and tried the latch. It worked!


Laughing, I walked inside. Not all problems are as big as we make them out to be.

Until next time.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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