Novel Excerpt: Chapter One of Let the Light Shine

By the looks of it, they still had a couple hours before sunset. “We’ll be able to finish the tomatoes and the squash. We’ll get to the beans tomorrow,” said Anthony, Sky’s father. “Yes sir,” she replied without looking up. The two worked side by side, quietly transplanting their seedlings from small pots into the spring soil. Sky enjoyed this work. Despite everything, she felt safe outside. There was something about this time of year that made the fear quieter.