Where Dreams Go, which follows Round the Bend, is available for pre-release orders and will be available June 21 at $2.99 (price lasts until August 1 when it goes to its regular price $3.99).
Adam sat glumly on St. Louis' porch, staring out across the valley, his thoughts not printable.
"Ya thinkin' of headin' out?" St. Louis asked as he came to sit beside him.
"What makes you say that? You want me to go?"
St. Louis smiled. "It ain't that. You’re welcome to stay as long as ya want. In the last week, you chopped up more firewood for me than was good for you. I got nigh unto two winter's supply now."
"I needed the exercise."
"It hurtin’ ya?"
Adam rotated his shoulder. “Not to speak of."
"You want to talk about it?"
“Didn’t mean yore arm. I meant what was driving ya to split all that wood with a banged up shoulder.”
"There's nothing to talk about," Adam said, getting up and pacing restlessly the length of the porch.
"You never been a liar, Adam. Leastwise not a good one."
"Look, I--" Adam stopped as he saw a rider heading toward them. "You expecting company?" he asked St. Louis as he watched the figure grow larger.
"Nope, but I never expect company. It just finds me."As the rider grew closer, Adam smiled, humorlessly. "I think this is my company."