TITLE: Return To Spender
GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy
Eleven year old William Corne shared two things with his grandfather:
the elusive leap-year birthday , February 29 and enchanted money.
It's only after Grandpa Woodman's death that William discovers he's
inherited a twenty-dollar bill blessed by Irish magic. A bill that
returns each time it's spent with a letter from the previous owners of
the gift, his dead ancestors.
Life can be strange. Life can be amazing. Life can be cruel. But
sometimes, when fate intervenes, life can be all three at the same time.
William furrowed his brows against the sun as he stepped off the
school bus. A backpack, one strap frayed and holding on by a few last
threads, hung heavily on one shoulder covered by a hoodie jacket that
was no longer needed. The long sleeves of his Detroit Red Wings shirt
threatened to make the trek up the driveway into a workout on an
exceptionally warm mid-March afternoon. This only added to his
William tugged open the mailbox. It was empty. Again. It used to be
his job to bring the mail in, but not anymore. Not since his mother
changed shifts at the bank after Christmas break. It wasn't a big deal
then, but it was now.
He sent a small rock halfway up the driveway with a swift kick. When
he came to it again, he slowed and aimed the front end of his sneaker.
This time the rock tumbled across the driveway and into the brown grass.