Today's excerpt foreshadows Off The Clock. I was happily writing CR when all of a sudden, Austin 'demanded' I include Harmony House. Enjoy!
“Lisa was telling me about it. She said the restaurant is open, but not the rest? Something about it being part charity, part club, part teenage hangout? And Austin Harmon owns it?”
Brian drained his cup. “Yes. Remember how Austin used to get into so much trouble, and spent time in juvenile hall? He won the lottery last year and decided to provide a safe place for kids to hang out so he bought some acreage and began building last fall. The kids can take golf lessons, tennis lessons, swim in the pool, shoot hoops, play soccer, and get homework help –basically, anything they could want or need. He’s not going to turn anyone away because of their income level.”
“That’s a fantastic idea,” Natalie exclaimed. “How about transportation from school?”
“He’s hired one of the bus drivers. A lot of the programs are still in the experimental phase.” Brian stood up and fished his cell phone from the pocket of his shorts. “I’ll give him a call and see if he’s open tonight.”
“It’s Sunday and late,” she objected. “I don’t want to bother him.”
“Nat…he’s a friend. He won’t mind.” Brian had already dialed and was listening to the music in his ear. “Austin? How are you?”
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