Pelican Grand

Short Story Description

Tessa Lockhart watches as her two grown children race down the wooden stairs of the Pelican Grand Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As they spend their day enjoying the beach her children meet other young adults staying at the resort who invite them to go clubbing. Tessa initially has no reservations. It is only when she wakes in the night to find her children are not back at the hotel that she becomes anxious.

Talking herself out of being the usual worrywart she falls back asleep. In the wee hours of the morning finding their bed still empty Tessa’s concern turns into panic. As her calls and texts go unanswered she hates herself for not having gotten more information on where the group was headed.

Who are these new friends and where are her children?