Anna Michelle Collar was born August 26, 1980 in Powell, Wyoming and grew up in Darrouzett, Texas. Anna had a passion for life and a smile that lit up any room she entered. Her friends and family remember her as always going out of her way to help others. She was diagnosed with leukemia on October 14, 2004 and lost her battle on December 22, 2004.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A Pendant's Price: A Mini Novella (Emerald) ~ Part 4
Jane felt a draft brush against her toes and opened her
eyes. The balcony door was open, letting in the cool salty air. She glanced at
the clock, 5:37 am it read.
“Lacey, come back in, it’s early,” Jane groaned when Lacey
Jane released a low hiss and stomped out of bed. “Lacey, it’s
freezing! Get back inside… Lacey stop,
what are you doing!”
Lacey stood on the railing, pendant in hand, ocean waves
crashing along the ship below her. Desperate tears hung in her eyes. “I have to
Jane. It can’t be found.”
Jane’s agate bracelet caught her eye and she knew what she
had to do. “Give it to me. I’ll take care of it.”
“I can’t,” cried Lacey. “I own it. The burden is mine. I
Lacey leapt from the railing. Jane sprung forward grabbing
her sister’s waist with more strength than she thought possible. Lacey fought
for the plunge, grasping toward the deep water, but Jane’s grip held steady.
“I have too,” Lacey kept repeating. “I have to.”
Getting Lacey’s feet on the ground, Jane pried the pendant
from Lacey’s grasp and threw it as far as she could off the balcony. Lacey fell
into her sister’s arms as fifty million dollars fell to the ocean floor.