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Deleted Scenes

Sometimes, to make a story work, you have to cut something you like. In movies, those things ended on the cutting room floor, and nobody ever saw them. Then came DVD’s, and gluttons for punishment could revel in 21-seconds of … Continue reading

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Pandora

“Pandora doesn’t live here anymore.” That’s what the hand-written note said, and I couldn’t blame her. The door it was tacked to, and the wall on both sides, looked like they’d been hit by a flamethrower. The seconds piled up … Continue reading

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Bookmaking

The mystery is complete! It’s titled Fatal Harmony now. Next up, I want to put the finished stories into a book. So far I’ve come up with a few titles and covers for the anthology.    Revision is the name … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery

  I hate classical music, so fortunately for me the concert was cut short halfway through the William Tell Overture—sadly, so was the conductor’s life. I hurried toward the stage and flashed my badge. “Detective Ryan Harding. Everyone please remain … Continue reading

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Thanks, Big Papi!

You helped pigs fly three times in Boston! Yawkey Way is a brighter place now. Tessie, “Nuff said” McGreevy shouted We’re not here to mess around Boston, you know we love you madly Hear the crowd roar to your sound Don’t … Continue reading

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Awakening Wrapped

Part IV of Awakening, my latest short story, which is more novelette length now, is edited after critique group review pointed out some needed changes. I’ve just finished the story with Part V. My sweet bride, Clarice, has reviewed that, and it … Continue reading

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Down Time

It’s been a long time since I posted anything. I’d just hit a problem in “Awakening” and wasn’t sure where to take the story when I got a call from my Veteran’s Administration doctor. She’d asked me to have some … Continue reading

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