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Falling Interest Rates

Ryan Eidson  —  April 29, 2016

The following is an excerpt from my book, A Couple with Common Cents:

a couple with common cents book excerpt

Tabitha was all excited and tired at the same time. She already missed Ruth and Hannah, and all that they experienced together. Now it was Sunday, and Tab was going home with the other ladies in the van.

Linda said, “Tab, you seem different today than you did on Friday. Is something wrong?”

“No, not really.”

“Are you sure?”

“Well I am excited to see my family. But my heart is just so heavy with all the changes I want to see happen.”

“What changes?”

Tab wasn’t sure whether to tell her or not, with the possibility of the others in the van listening in. Continue Reading…

The following is an excerpt from Ryan’s realistic fiction book, A Couple with Common Cents. The text comes from the first two chapters of this book. I originally self-published this book one year ago.

A Couple with Common Cents book excerpt

Tabitha heard many birds chirping as she drove home from work. It was the first day of spring. Even though the weather was really nice outside, Tabitha had some concerns nagging at her heart.

She drove to the day care to pick up her two young children. She placed Kyle and Katie in the back seat of the family minivan. Kyle reached over to Katie and stole the toy she was playing with. She started to cry.

“It’s mine and I’m playing with it!” Kyle said.

“Get along back there, you two,” Tabitha said as she drove home. “Kyle, please give that back to her.”Kyle, four, loved to pester his younger sister. She just turned two the other day. He gave Katie her toy back, and she stopped crying.

Tabitha took time for reflection as she drove them home. During their first year of marriage, like most couples do, Jack and Tabitha were living high on love. They were young and did not give much thought to their long-term future. Now, nearly six years after their initial bliss, they were stuck in the grind of life. Continue Reading…