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Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

This book is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, a few poems, variations on a theme. These are stories about relationships, some are character, or lack of character, portraits, others are cautionary, observational, personal. The Starlight Deluxe, a diner, is a feature in many of these tales. Previously published pieces include 'With All the… Continue reading Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

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, Loralee, Noir, Novel, Novelist, Novella, writing

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