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The Cottage – Part Twenty Four – (Short Story)

“It is a science as mercurial as whimsy. The tides that pool between the stars are arranged like shifting sands. It is not a thing for the mind of man. That is the reason for intermediaries. A Hessian may master English but neither the… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Four – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty Two – (Short Story)

The first sensation was confusion. The second was thirst. Jim had never been that thirsty. He was ungainly on his feet and had to grip the closet door to keep from rejoining the floor. He swung it open and found everything normal. There were… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Two – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty – (Short Story)

It was quiet for a spell. Jim had a week free of chirping and stealthy footfalls. He wondered if Dutch’s weird remedy had actually worked. The thought made him laugh. ‘Of course they stopped stalking round. They’re part of the same Scooby Doo schtick.… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Eighteen – (Short Story)

Jim did not see. His return to the cottage was not accompanied by a deepend reverence. Quite the opposite, his recklessness increased. “This is all bullshit.” He said as he tossed his uncle’s letter into the fire. Whenever he heard the chirping he’d run… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Eighteen – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Seventeen – (Short Story)

Stone, oak, leather, and mahogany gave the lodge a Victorian feel. Jim wasn’t sure if this was whimsy or the place was truly that ancient. Everything was well kept and tidy. Maybe it was the real deal. With enough care something a hundred years… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Seventeen – (Short Story)”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.6 – Highland Deep

“Believe it.” Reed said cooly.  I didn’t. This was a gag. A great looking gag but a gag nonetheless. I’d hoped to reacquaint myself with saturation diving but alas the wreck was a touch too deep. Though supremely more claustrophobic, the trip down in… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 4.6 – Highland Deep”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 3.0 – Inherit the Wind

I scanned the horizon, photons, a gift of the brilliant noonday sun bounded off a line of low gently curving mountains into my retinas. There was exhilaration in the deep blue sky as it contrasted with the sometimes sandy, sometimes brown earth interspersed by… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 3.0 – Inherit the Wind”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.6 – Dee

I don’t think that I’ll ever truly believe it. Believe anything that happened in the coming years, but I think this was where I touched the cusp of something bordering on faith. There was nothing. Nothing in what we were doing, aside from the… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.6 – Dee”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 1.8: ‘Lungful of Bees’

1.1  Sketch of Sam Monroe 1.2 The Cajun Prayer 1.3 The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter One: The Cambridge Gable Scene (‘Gator is Waitin’) 1.4 The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 1.4 – The Cambridge Gable Scene – (Horticulture) 1.5 The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 1.8: ‘Lungful of Bees’”

Rootless – (Book Teaser)

Advisory: Language, locker-room banter, Germans, tobacco use. Smoking is bad folks. Arthur Carter watched the fly. It’s translucent wings granted rainbow chromaticism by the glow of his monitor. In an instant the six legged nuisance was hovering inches from his face. “I see you… Continue Reading “Rootless – (Book Teaser)”