Tuesday, April 27, 2010

when you dream

February 2029 - Benjamin Long is 37, Elizabeth is 31, Christopher and Margaret are 18 months (Clara is 10).

Benjamin was already a father before the twins were born, but this time it's different. It's not that he loves Christopher and Margaret more than Clara, but he's more involved this time. Violet was the one who stayed home with Clara when she was a baby, and since he was an intern at the time, he worked long hours nearly every day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

my only offer, part 2

November 2028 - Robert Stanton is 28, Jenny Stanton is 27, Meg and Ellie Fairchild are 5, Libby is 1 month.

It's hard to believe it, but Robert and Jenny have been married for five years. He recently got promoted and is now the top architect in Providence. They're really grown ups now; they bought their first house a few years ago, and their daughter Meg has just started kindergarten.

But that doesn't mean the house is quiet during the days. Jenny just gave birth to their second child, another little girl who they named Elizabeth.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

forever young

August 2028 - Anne and James Smith are 28, Caroline Wilder is 27, George Smith and Riley Wilder are 4, Laura Wilder is 3 months, John and Tom Smith are 1 month.

The Smiths and the Wilders have been friends for almost ten years, and now that they have kids the same age, they try to get together regularly for playdates. This is their first playdate since the birth of Laura in May and the twins John and Tom in August. The babies are too young to know what's going on, but it gives their parents an excuse to hang out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

the re-arranger

May 2028 - Jack Cooper is 25, Jillian Cooper is 24.

Jack grew up poor, but he always knew he was destined for greater things. After college he started his own law firm in Providence.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

a day in the life

February 2028 - Andrea and Randy London are 30, Georgia is 2 (Orlando Bertoni is 22).

At 30 years old, Andrea and Randy are both at the top of the business world. They work at her family's company, an enormous corporation with numerous divisions devoted to everything from shipping goods to making toothpaste.

Friday, April 2, 2010

genie in a bottle

November 2027 - Autumn Miller and Tucker Wright are 24, Toby Wright is 2.

Autumn and Tucker love their modern apartment in what passes for downtown Providence, but between the toddler and the dog, the place is always cramped and zoo-like.