LISTEN: …And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop: Book 1, Chapter Three (Legacy Serials #3)


At Torch Legacy Publications, we strive to target the Christian community and especially the urban Christian community with positive, inspirational messages through our novels. We hope these stories will not only make you laugh, learn, and maybe even cry, but also grow in God. After you read the last word, we want a piece of the story to stick with you and add positivity to your life. In this episode, you are listening to “….And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop – Book I” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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Chapter Three

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
Proverbs 18:24

“Seven thirty in the morning. Who could that be?” Monica moaned as she reached over for the phone.

“Wake up, Sleeping Beauty. No wonder you are so beautiful; you’re always sleeping,” said a cheery voice.

“This has got to be Stacy.”

“Yeah, right the first time. So what do you really think about Jonathan?”

“Who’s Jonathan?” Monica rolled over to go back to sleep.

“Girl, you ought to wake up. That good looking fellow, the son of the assistant pastor…”

“Stacy, you ought to quit.” Monica had propped herself up on her elbows now. “Give the people time to settle in before you start invading their lives.”

“Like I said last night, I only have three short months before I take off for FAMU. But I was thinking last night, I probably would do better going to TCU, you know closer to my best friend.”

Monica burst out laughing. “Yeah, right. If I recall, Bro. Reynolds said Jonathan is attending TCU. Could it be for that…”

“You catch on fast. But like I said, I was only thinking.”

“On a serious note, though,” said Monica changing the subject, “what are you going to major in?”

“Oh, I still do not know. My father suggests business because I’m good in math. My mother wants me to go into social work like her.”

“Well, just pray about it. Are they still at odds with each other?”

“Every now and then. It gets rough sometimes. In fact, last night when I came home, Mother was asleep on the sofa. Normally she and Dad are either in bed waiting on me or in the living room together.”

“Mmmm.”

“I did not see Dad when I came home. Apparently, he stepped out. I didn’t know what to do before I woke my mother up. I could tell she was crying. I asked about Dad and she said she did not know where he went. She hesitated to tell me what took place; said I would know soon enough…Hold on a minute, Monica.”

While Monica was on hold her mother stuck her head through the bedroom door to let her know she was off to the grocery store. Monica thought she heard a bang coming from Stacy’s side of the phone. Her heart skipped a beat.

“That was my father, slamming his bedroom door, on his way out,” said Stacy, returning to the phone.

“Stacy, I wish I knew what to tell you, but I don’t. The only thing I can say is look to Jesus.”

“You know, this is one of the reasons I want to go off to college. The tension gets a little high in here sometimes. I wake up some nights and hear them arguing. They are trying not to let it show, but I can’t help noticing it.” Monica could hear Stacy sigh deeply.

There was a moment’s silence before Stacy continued talking. “So how are things going with you and your family?”

“Well, things are going quite well. Lately, Dad has to be away on Friday nights and on Saturdays and I still have not gotten used to that. Neither has Mom.” To change the conversation, Monica suggested they meet up at her house to bake some cookies for tomorrow’s fellowship meeting.

“I sure am going to miss the ole Mt. Zion Missionary Evangelical Church,” Stacy said in her deepest voice. “I am going to miss you too, Monica.”

“I am going to miss you too, Stacy. See ya at two o’clock.” Monica laughed as she hung up the phone.

After a quick shower, Monica put on her light blue slacks with a pink cotton blouse. This morning she felt like cooking so she put together a small serving of grits, with a few slices of bacon and two scrambled eggs. Smothering the grits with butter and sharp cheddar cheese, she settled down at the kitchen table with the newspaper open in front of her. She ended up browsing the careers section, not that she was looking for a job, but she was curious about what medical positions were available in doctor’s offices or any private facility. She knew she would probably have to work in the hospital for a while before launching into a doctor’s office. The pediatrics field was wide open as were other positions in the medical field.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of Torch Legacy’s “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop – Book 1”. In closing, let me remind you that God loves you. He loves you so much that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for your sins. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you are not yet saved and would like to be, all you have to do is pray and ask Jesus to come into your heart today and He will.