Crissi Langwell writes romance, magical realism, and literary fiction novels that often feature strong female heroines and tell the story of the underdog. She pulls her inspiration from the ocean, and breathes freely among redwoods. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their blended family of three young adult kids, and a spoiled and sassy cat.
I brush her hair aside and in the dim light, look at the number on the back of her neck. 90 days left to live, just like mine. 90 days to wake up, eat meals, breathe air, see the same things, do the same things. No variety. No adventure. Just here.
But with her.
This short story is one I entered in “Wish You Were Here,” a Redwood Writers contest about travel experiences. And guess what. I won first place! Read it here.