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Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 10

Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 10

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 10 Bennington recognized the missed stop sign when Gloria laid her palm on the dash. She shrieked. “Slow down before your hurt someone!”   “It’ll be okay, Dear.” He slipped past a moving van and hit the brakes to prevent a kiss with the...

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Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 9

Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 9

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 9 Bennington pulled out a fistful of socks and grabbed a pile of briefs. He shoved the drawer closed with his elbow. Gloria gaped while he stuffed the satchel.  “You’re getting them all wrong, Benny,” she said in a shaky voice. She made...

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Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 8

Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 8

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 8 It was bright outside, and the sun appeared friendly. Bennington drove ten prolonged minutes to the hospital. Previous surveillance efforts paid off, because Erin was just reaching her automobile in the parking lot when he arrived...

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Corona, Coronaaaaa… Virus

Corona, Coronaaaaa… Virus

What I Did This Coronavirus.   Not much, it seems. Maybe it’s like that for you as well. All this free time… we all know the adage—ain’t nothing free. They made me work anyway. It’s harder to work when everybody you know is at home writing books with all the...

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Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 7

Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 7

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 7 Mirabelle sat straight up in the high back wing chair. She stared past Bennington at evidences for his listening skills posted on the wall. He knew what was there, holding her attention. His oversized diploma refused to hang straight....

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Kindle paperwhite Giveaway

And the Winner Is...   Happy Middle of a Worldwide Shutdown! Are you doing anything exciting this weekend? I imagine not. Unless you're reading a good book! The results from the Kindle Paperwhite Bundle contest have now come through. The lucky winner is Qboss,...

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On occasion, Mark lived down the street from the last whorehouse in the West, spit dust from the end of a trail drive and stood beside the hardened lawmen facing down anarchist rebels.

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“Desert Miles” Short Story
Amateur Sleuth in the Desert, One Point One

Amateur Sleuth in the Desert, One Point One

"Desert Miles" Scene 1 A four-foot tall dust devil skipped across Main Street, stuttering for a moment between Miles Thurman and the Law. It bobbed and weaved with the expertise of a boxer. Juneau poked his damp nose at a loose candy...

“Murder in The Orient” Short Story
Hard-Boiled Amateur Sleuth, Episode One

Hard-Boiled Amateur Sleuth, Episode One

Murder at the Edge of the Orient, Episode One There’s a heat that wraps you in its steamy wet blanket. An oppressive tropical heat. It pretends to shield you while locking you inside a cocoon of sensory depravation. The kind of heat that...

“Obsessive Compulsive” Short Story
Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 3

Obsessive Compulsive Amateur Sleuth, Scene 3

"Obsessive Compulsion" Scene 3 Bennington toyed with his mug, an eye turned toward the entrance across the boulevard.  Customers shuffled around him, crowding, bumping his table.  Coffee shops made him wonder if he’d chosen the wrong...

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Corona, Coronaaaaa… Virus

Corona, Coronaaaaa… Virus

What I Did This Coronavirus.   Not much, it seems. Maybe it’s like that for you as well. All this free time… we all know the adage—ain’t nothing free. They made me work anyway. It’s harder to work when everybody you know is at home...

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