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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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By the Grace of God in My Time – A Tale for Christmas

A slow, dimwitted man named Peter, from the farm down in the hollow, got it across his mind one day that he was going to mate a yak with a mule. “What ya doin’?” his pa asked, when he saw … 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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On the Lamb

We’d packed up our vacation in Nashville a few hours ago and been seeing trees and hills since before our hunger began, crossing towards Tennessee’s eastern border, yes, Tennessee, the home of country music, fine stallions, and potato rifles. The … 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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The Habitual Wannabe Burglar

My wife asked if I could drive them. Usually she takes my son to school and I pick him up, but we’d had car trouble and it was at the mechanic’s. In our Ford’s stead we had a substitute, which … Continue reading

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Infiltrated

   We are at war. Little do we know it though. Constantly ambushed, but in small enough attacks that we don’t realize, and won’t realize it until it’s too late … before they’ve taken over. Chemical warfare is out, but … 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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Deconstructing a Pool’s Off Season

   Opening the pool … when? That’s the question. It’s warm now, but oh how that can easily change in upstate New York and go back to cold again. Too soon, and the well-pampered water, clinically proven to be more … Continue reading

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The Swan Lives On

   The sixth graders were led down to the auditorium. There hadn’t been much warning or much explanation to what was being done … something about music. This was the last year for the sixth graders at PS (Public school) … Continue reading

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