The Baby on the Back Porch

The Baby on the Back Porch

The baby on the back porch
The baby on the back porchThe Baby on the Back Porch

“Do you need anything else, Ms. Eriksson?” Sara’s new landlord, David Sanders, scrutinized her with an amused expression. He had just shown her the cabin and explained the specifics, after which she had signed the rental agreement. Sara guessed he was in his early thirties. He was quite good-looking in a rugged sort of way, with his light brown hair, stubble, and outdoorsy clothing.
It was obvious to Sara that David thought her to be completely out of place in this cabin. She had perhaps overdressed a little for the occasion, wearing a designer blue sweater dress that complimented her deep blue eyes, leggings, and high-heeled brown boots, making her even taller than normal. She had to admit she did not look like she belonged in this rural mountain village. Her eyes glanced over David’s sturdy boots; the thought of donning similar footwear generated a surprisingly strong yearning for her beloved San Francisco.
“No, that will be all, Mr. Sanders. Thank you for your help,” she said coolly.
“You’re very welcome. Please, call me David. And don’t hesitate to call if you run into any issues with the house.”
“I won’t. Run into any issues, I mean. And it’s Sara.” She smiled politely.
“Sara it is. Have a nice day, Sara.” And with a quick wave he walked out the door.
After the roar of his pickup truck had died away, Sara busied herself with the coffeemaker. It was still early and she was due for her caffeine fix. Here she was, Sara Eriksson, twenty-eight years old, in the middle of the Northern Cascades, far away from all the big city noises and distractions, and most importantly, anything that might trigger painful memories. She was rather pleased with the little cabin she had found in this charming old mining village known as Dunnhill. It was built in the 1950s, but had been recently renovated and outfitted with everything she needed. There was no Internet connection, but then, she’d come here to write. Quiet and seclusion were what she had been looking for. Granted, there was a larger resort village close by, where she could access recreation and luxury at her leisure. Dunnhill, however, was just far enough away to leave her little cabin secluded on the outskirts of the village proper, quite by itself.

This is the beginning of the short story “The baby on the back porch”.

Deep within the forests of the Northern Cascades, an old cabin has been a silent witness to mysterious events. But sometimes the past has a way of resurfacing…

In need of solace after a personal tragedy, Sara Eriksson leaves vibrant San Francisco for a small mountain village. At first, everything at her new home is just as she imagined: Her surroundings are breathtaking, and her landlord, David, is helpful and friendly. Soon, however, Sara discovers her the cabin holds some unexpected surprises. First she has an unwanted visitor. Then, an unsettling dream…

Sara searches for the answers, but finds she can’t solve the mystery on her own. It takes both Sara and David to uncover the truth about the past—and discover a connection they never imagined.

About the author

Lucia N. Davis lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. “The baby on the back porch” is her first published story.

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Captivating story. Really wish it was longer. Author left enough mystery, without it being cliff hanger. I hope for another part to tell the romance of the two main characters. Charming and enjoyable read.


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Loved this book. The writing was impressively descriptive, really drawing you into the story. The story was mysterious, yet fun and quirky. Interesting and unexpected twists, which made for a “can’t put it down” read. Like other readers, I want more! Tell us what happens to the characters next, please!


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This story is definitely an intriguing page turner. The book is absorbing and perfect for mystery lovers or anyone who appreciates an exciting read.


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The quickness and suspense in the writing makes this a fast read. I wanted more closure at the end, although it seems set up for another story.
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