2011, 2012, Crime Stories, Fiction, Loralee, Noir

Loralee, Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses Originally published on December 26, 2012   At ten oโ€™clock the next morning, James Nevelle reported Don McCoy missing. Good old Don said he was going to visit his sister. Heโ€™d never returned to the ranch, and that just wasnโ€™t like him. โ€œEspecially under the circumstances.โ€ Nevelle… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses

2011, 2012, Crime Stories, Fiction, Loralee, Novel, Novella

Loralee, Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash Originally published on December 5, 2012   โ€œYou handled that like shit, Hardy.โ€ Nevelle rubbed at his wrists and then stopped himself. Theyโ€™d kept him handcuffed long enough that he was contemplating escape. โ€œWhat would you like me to do?โ€ Hardy Pattershawโ€™s face narrowed to a… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Twelve, Cold, Hard, Cash

2011, 2012, Fiction, Loralee, Novel, Novelist, Novella

Loralee, Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown Originally published on September 6, 2012   The smell was enough that anyone driving by with their windows open or their air conditioner on would have noticed. Nevelleโ€™s eyes seemed to glow in the dark as he glared at McCoy. It was never supposed to… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Eleven, That Wears the Crown

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Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Ten, Real Estate Originally published on June 30, 2012   โ€œHenry, I donโ€™t think I can take it anymore.โ€ Loralee was sitting on the bed, slumped. She eased herself to the floor, back against the mattresses. โ€œGet off the floor, Loralee.โ€ Henry had had about enough. โ€œIt isnโ€™t as far… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

2011, 2012, Crime Stories, Loralee, Noir, Novelist, Novella

Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll Originally published on June 28, 2012   โ€œMalcolm, Hardy says youโ€™re not telling him something.โ€ Loralee looked at her hands. She couldnโ€™t bring herself to look at her husband. Her throat was dry. Her chest hurt. Never in her life had she wanted so much… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

2011, 2012, Crime Stories, Loralee, Noir, Novel, Novella, writing

Loralee, Chapter Eight, Luxury

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Eight, Luxury Originally published on May 20, 2012   โ€œMalcolm's arraignment is set for Monday morning. Donโ€™t expect them to release him.โ€ Hardy Pattershaw sat down at the head of the conference table in Loralee and Henryโ€™s suite. He opened his briefcase. โ€œHardy, I donโ€™t understand why. They have no… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Eight, Luxury

2011, 2012, Fiction, Loralee, Noir, Novel, Novella, writing

Loralee, Chapter Seven, Buffalo Nickel

Loralee:The Dimestore Novella Chapter Seven, Buffalo Nickel Originally published on April 29, 2012   James Nevelle stood six-foot-five. Reed thin, he was what they called, โ€œA long drink of water.โ€ Perfectly silver foxed at the temples, his otherwise black hair combed back to a razor straight line an inch above his collar. His tanned face… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Seven, Buffalo Nickel

2011, 2012, Fiction, Loralee, Noir, Novel, Novella

Loralee, Chapter Six, The Garden Suite

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Six, The Garden Suite Originally published on April 29, 2012 Loralee set her drink on the counter, perspiration dripping cold off the sides of the glass. She lifted her hair out of the way. Henry unclasped the thin gold chain, a little gold star dangling from it. She never said,… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Six, The Garden Suite

2011, 2012, Fiction, Loralee, Novel, Novella

Loralee, Chapter Five, Tangled Web

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Five, Tangled Web Originally published on March 8, 2012 His blood was spreading out around his body, not quite seeping into the poorly mixed concrete of the budget cut sidewalk at the bottom of the steps outside the police station. He looked to be in his late forties, handle-bar mustache,… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Five, Tangled Web

2011, 2012, Fiction, Loralee, Novelist, Novella

Loralee, Chapter Three, Houston

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Three, Houston Originally Published on January 12, 2012   โ€œI heard you, damn it. I know who I belong to.โ€ Donna paced on the balcony. โ€œThen what are you doing?โ€ Malcolm said. โ€œDonโ€™t you know itโ€™s you? Itโ€™s a big world. I have been sitting on my hands for a… Continue reading Loralee, Chapter Three, Houston

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Sunday Morning Coming Down

"I love music, any kind of music, any kind of music." ย  ย That's not completely true, there are some things that get on my nerves or that I cannot bring myself to listen to and most of those things fall into the category of screamo. Growing up in a house where there was live music… Continue reading Sunday Morning Coming Down