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Roger McManus

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Chalked: Part 17

One of the junior officers at the precinct slapped the side of the ancient television to remove the static. “And now a continuation on the breaking news from Lexington Station in Manhattan, magical trickery, high tech illusion, or is it … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 16

“Killer?” Barrister repeated as his brow fell like a Neanderthal. “How’s that?” He quickly bent down on the cold cement platform and swiped his hand through the newly arrived. “He’s not there,” Barrister said. “Of course he’s not there,” Johnny … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 15

A television news crew van squealed into the slush in front of them and stopped before it had completely pulled in, its rump sticking out like a roasted pig’s on the platter, still slightly in the traffic. Officer Joseph searched … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 14

Snow had started falling lightly, but thickly, like sifted confectionary sugar, as Officer Joseph pulled the car in to the curb, and gave the wipers one last squeaky swipe across the windshield before shutting down the engine. The car’s heater … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 13

“Johnny, you don’t have to do that no more,” Officer Joseph told his son as he hurried him down the stairs and out of the precinct. “It was a cruel thing for the chief to do. If I had known…” … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 12

“What? Are you crazy?!” Johnny’s dad, Officer David Joseph, fumed. “He can’t be doing that!” “Doing what?” the chief asked. “… What did you hear?” “Dead bodies,” David grumbled and then exploded, “You ask permission for him to have a … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 11

How Johnny had drawn it, nobody knew. How it looked so real was equally unanswered. It might have appeared as if the Sistine Chapel had lost one of its angels to the cement platform at Lexington Station … if it … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 10

“Sorry for that, Johnny,” the chief said of his detective. “Barrister’s high and mighty about himself, thinks everyone else is a buffoon, particular about who touches what … but you’ll be fine, Johnny … no worry. You ready?” “… Ready … Continue reading

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