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Loralee, Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses

Loralee, The Dimestore Novella Chapter Thirteen, Fresh Molasses Originally published on December 26, 2012   At ten o’clock the next morning, James Nevelle reported Don McCoy missing. Good β€˜ol Don said he was going to visit his sister. He’d never returned to the ranch and that just wasn’t like him. […]

Loralee, Chapter Ten, Real Estate

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Ten, Real Estate Originally published on June 30, 2012   β€œHenry, I don’t think I can take it anymore.” Loralee was sitting on the bed, slumped. She eased herself to the floor, back against the mattresses. β€œGet off the floor, Loralee.” Henry had had about […]

Loralee, Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Nine, Shake, Rattle, and Roll Originally published on June 28, 2012   β€œMalcom, Hardy says you’re not telling him something.” Loralee looked at her hands. She couldn’t bring herself to look at her husband. Her throat was dry. Her chest hurt. Never in her life […]

Loralee, Chapter Eight, Luxury

Loralee: The Dimestore Novella Chapter Eight, Luxury Originally published on May 20, 2012   β€œMalcom’s arraignment is set for Monday morning. Don’t expect them to release him.” Hardy Pattershaw sat down at the head of the conference table in Loralee and Henry’s suite. He opened his briefcase. β€œHardy, I don’t […]

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, β€œA long drink of water.” Perfectly silver foxed at the temples, his otherwise black hair combed back to a razor straight line an inch above […]

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 […]

Real Myths

Real Myths. Tall, dark, long and lean, Arrows in the slipstream. Super sonic, sub atomic, Wet dream, Cross that man and taste the mean. Step outside, You ain’t comin’ back in, And you don’t mess around with Jim. Sharp blade. Well-played. The only reason that I stayed, Until they rolled […]

Lauren Bacall

I was first introduced to Lauren Bacall by way of movies when I was all of sixteen years old as she burned up the silver screen acting opposite Humphrey Bogart in Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not.”Β  Betty, as she was known to her friends, was just nineteen years […]

Solarcidal Tendencies.

This hasn’t been a bad week. Out now from the wonderful editors at Solarcide, Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew, SOLARCIDAL TENDENCIES , the best of, so far! This is a unique collection of stories from some of today’s brightest authors on the rise. I am so very pleased to have […]