Under the Windowsill
Nineteen-year-old Alisha struggles to find herself on her family farm under the strict rules of a domineering mother and five, protective, older brothers. Striking out on her own is the only way to prove herself and to escape the gripping tendrils of grief. Alisha finds Mackinac Island as a perfect hiding sanctuary. A place where her father and her only dreamed of visiting, but his silent, ailing heart prevented their journey. Changing her hair color and country personality, Alisha changes into Kenna, a free-style, modern, young woman. To replace the ache in her heart, Kenna fills it with all the things New York City girls find appealing. A sexy art gallery owner and an annoying Grand Hotel carriage driver are some of the first residents Kenna meets followed by the town gossip who finds it her job to stifle the fun of every college-age adventurer. Could there be a place on earth without an intrusive mother, cows needing to be fed or where a grieving heart can finally find relief? Will Kenna's new found freedom help her find the comfort she misses from being "Under the Windowsill?"
Fiction, Mackinac Island
Summit Street Publishing
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction
Wehman, Elizabeth (Habermehl), "Under the Windowsill" (2014). Alumni Book Gallery. 432.