Short Stories

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Flying Car Angst - a short story 

The story of a young boy having to contemplate a future he's never imagined--no hot rods and no stick shifts.

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The Cop, The Stewardess & Schopenhauer
- a short story

Finding love and Schopenhauer's 3 phases of truth.

"Stepping on board the plane, I immediately noticed her. She had a mid-summer tan and long hair so black it looked like a midnight river when she moved."

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Rare Books Rare Blood - a short story

Lt. Jim Jamison & his Homicide Hooligans investigate the unusual circumstances of the death of a rare book collector.

The End - a short story

Suicide or Murder? A simple case if you know the code.

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DALLAS - a short story

A young boy is incarcerated for murdering his family.

 

That's only the beginning of the story.

On The Road To RedVille - a short story

In “On The Road To RedVille”, Magic Realism takes on the human perception of color and the group bias for similarity. And how a poet and poetry opened their eyes.

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The Moon & The Magpie Fairy Tale - Part 2
- a short story

A story of art and love.

From Taos Plaza in Taos New Mexico, to the Taos Pueblo, to Vietnam, and back again. It didn’t happen the way they thought.

 

A fairy tale come true. What more is there to say. A lot more... this is part two!

 

[A short story - Part 2 of 2]

The Moon & The Magpie Fairy Tale - Part 1
- a short story

A story of art and love.

 

From Taos Plaza in Taos New Mexico, to the Taos Pueblo, to Vietnam, and back again. It didn’t happen the way they thought.

 

A fairy tale come true. What more is there to say. Actually, a lot more!

 

[A short story - Part 1 of 2]

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Sea Sick? Not Me! - a short story

The retold story of two vacationing couples—in the fantasy land of Bo Derek’s “10”, the white-washed villas in Las Hadas, Mexico—who survive a day-trip on a stormy Pacific Ocean that ends with a seeming miracle.

GG64 - A Short Story

In a past era of a viral pandemic, the loss of the handshake, and its future shining antiseptic return.

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Why The Caged Rabbit Runs - a short story

What caged rabbit wouldn’t want to run, to escape, on a balmy summer night in Dallas with the perfume of blossoming Mimosa Trees lingering in the air.

 

A story of cops, rabbits, drunks, weed, freedom and karma on summer's night.

4 short stories vol 2

Now Available In Print or eBook: 4 short stories vol 2 - containing:

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a roll in the clover

Beenie Weenies

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a roll in the clover - a short story

A moment in time. A springtime idyll.

A St. Patrick's Day memory.

Nascent love and a roll in the clover. Finding real four-leaf clovers on the precipice of love's abyss.

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Beenie Weenies & the tunnel rat - a short story

A moment in the sun, leads to memories from fifty years, a war and a world away. A story about two men and what happened when they were boys.

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Have you ever been stood up?

Waited for hours?

Ever wanted a tall, ice-cold glass of milk to go with your PB&J?

Then you might understand how this happened.

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the podiatrist's assistant - a short story

Homicide Unit commander Lt. Jim Jamison and his detectives, nicknamed his “Homicide Hooligans”, encounter a murderous politician while the ‘newest’ hooligan shares her craziest case from when she was detective with the Sex Crimes Unit.

 

A case dubbed: “the podiatrist’s assistant”.

4 short stories vol 1

Now Available In Print or eBook: 4 short stories vol 1 - containing:

Homicide Hooligans

Dark Speed

39 Circles

the Butterfly Affect

or

You can buy them individually - see the titles & summaries below.

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Homicide Hooligans - a short story

SOMEONE CALLED IT “Bloodless Tuesday”. Rather it was said as if reading a menu, like we say it’s Guiso Thursday…

 

That’s how it started, radio chatter—“must be Bloodless Tuesday”—on the non-public radio channel used by patrol to summon homicide.

Even so we were expecting blood.

 

Here’s the thing the M.E.—that’s the Medical Examiner, who also gets called to murder scenes—apparently couldn’t find any blood!

DarkSpeed - a short story

WHY SHE THOUGHT it was Tuesday, she didn’t remember.

At the moment of truth, it had only taken the smallest amount of energy. 

The ounces per square inch it took for the pressure of the tip of her left index finger to activate the touchscreen’s launch icon had never been measured. It would have been a flawed measurement in the artificial gravity of the orbiting launch platform.

It didn’t matter now, if anything did. Or did it?

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39 Circles - a short story

Alzheimer’s and scruples and gold, a strange mix for a strange hunt! The light’s changing, stop— “Stop, Lara!” 

In small microbursts of motion her eyes had flicked from the “L”, to the traffic light almost above her, to the car she barely avoided rear-ending, to the light and back to the “L”. Pulse racing; she scanned the substructure of Chicago’s famous elevated train. 

She had known about the gold coins since she was seventeen and gold was about $300 an ounce. Those fourteen ounces of gold, she recalled fantasizing at the time of her uncle’s death, if they exist, are worth about eight thousand dollars. 

the Butterfly Affect - a short story

It was a September dark-thirty in Dallas, six days from the autumnal equinox when I saw Officer William ‘Warthog’ Wilson standing transfixed on the night of 16 September--just minutes after the robbery.

Whether it was gravity, indecision, being frozen in place by fear, or indeed he was simply waiting his turn, he was as stationary as the obelisk, commemorating the final battle for Texas’ Independence, known as The San Jacinto Monument.

Then the butterfly flapped a wing.

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