Red Dust

Red Dust

This story, like many in The Last Word collection, is based on a true incident. See more stories in this collection and others at the Short Stories &c. link above. The car was surprisingly intact when the explosive ordnance disposal team arrived. It was a high-end Mercedes, a black executive limousine for someone of standing in the corporate world. And it was armored, intended to protect the occupant from an outside attack. That probably accounted for how relatively intact the…

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Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 21

Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 21

Don’t Try Any of This is the second volume in the Little Rosie series. I currently am seeking an agent and publisher to represent the novel. Here is Chapter 21 drawn from the book. Additional chapters are posted at the link above. The book is complete, but I’ll post more chapters from time to time. This is a fictional retelling of a true story based on a fictional account. Twenty-One Well, Saturdays are Saturdays, even in Paris. And here it…

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The Long Dark Fall

The Long Dark Fall

This story, like many in The Last Word collection, is based on a true incident. See more stories in this collection and others at the Short Stories &c. link above. (for Phoebe) The moon was just past full. What is called a waning gibbous moon. So close to full it could be considered full, for all intents and purposes. Just a single night past full. It was minutes after midnight, and the moon was high in the sky, making the…

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Have I Got a Deal For You

Have I Got a Deal For You

Hope springs eternal, I suppose. At least it’s hope that seems to continue to motivate the senders of those scam messages we’ve all gotten over the years. Hope, and maybe some very, very gullible people who may still fall for these things, which generally reside under the rubric of 419 Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud letters. Of course, they don’t all originate in Nigeria, though they probably started there, and the frauds take several forms, but the “419” refers to the…

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Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 16

Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 16

Don’t Try Any of This is the second volume in the Little Rosie series. I currently am seeking an agent and publisher to represent the novel. Here is Chapter 16 drawn from the book. Additional chapters are posted at the link above. The book is complete, but I’ll post more chapters from time to time. This is a fictional retelling of a true story based on a fictional account. Sixteen Aunt Carol and I catch up on as much as…

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