Posts Tagged ‘ Fiction ’

FICTION: Eternity By Robert Petyo

September 28, 2016
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The day her husband died Cheryl stopped attending the non-denominational services that were held twice a week at the nursing home. She never missed them over the eight months that she had been housed there, so Jeffrey noted her absence. While visiting residents at the home he had taken an interest in her case,...

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Deadout by Jon McGoran — review

July 26, 2015
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A three-day visit to Martha’s Vineyard to visit an old friend who is working there, keeping track of bees needed to pollinate crops, turns out to be more than Philadelphia detective Doyle Carrick and his girlfriend, Nola, probably bargained for. They discover the bee population is fast disappearing and the cause is a mystery....

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FICTION: Moving On by J. E. Seymour

May 28, 2015
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Sally knew this was a bad thing when she saw the news. “This is Tiffany Edwards at the Burntwood WalMart, where a quick-thinking customer stopped a robbery.” The big guy behind Tiffany was what Sally was worried about. He was smiling for the camera for all of the state of New Hampshire to see,...

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FICTION: Force of Habit by W. B. Cameron

March 27, 2015
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Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself. –William James Albert buttoned his overcoat and picked his way down the snowy steps. Behind him loomed his ancestral home, a Victorian reminder of more gracious times. For three-quarters of a century the old house had watched Albert set forth...

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FICTION: The Custodian by William E. Wallace

March 5, 2015
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“Line 23,” the bailiff said, reading the last entry on the printout. “Kettzinger, James Eron. For arraignment and setting.” “Kent Wales for the people, your honor,” said the deputy district attorney handling the Monday morning calendar. Condoli stood up and moved to the defense side of the bench. “Carlo Condoli, your honor, appearing specially...

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FICTION: Aberrant by Eric M. Bosarge

October 27, 2014
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I shower in my clothes sometimes. I don’t know why. I just do. My wife, Janet, pounds on the door and yells, “What are you doing in there?” The doorknob rattles. It’s locked so she can’t come in. Water drips down my face, steam creeps up from the tub and I stand there, my...

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FICTION: Quandary at the Topless Carwash by Joshua Dobson

October 9, 2014
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Didi always hated thongs, (so naturally her job required her to wear one.) She’d just as soon go naked. Only minutes into her shift at the topless carwash and already the ribbon of red silk wedged between her butt cheeks was driving her fuckin’ crazy. It felt like it was just gonna keep slipping...

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FICTION: Gun Coven by Patrick Cooper

September 16, 2014
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The Witch City sightseeing trolley was approaching the intersection of Essex and Washington St. when Colin Widmark started up the aisle in his Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses. He walked past the 27 people he had counted from his vantage point in the back. It was a Saturday evening so he was hoping there’d be...

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FICTION: Womanly Revenge by Carole Kuczynski

September 8, 2014
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Jerry Holt followed the path onto higher ground, his heightened senses telling him that the wolf was ahead of him, and moving fast. What he didn’t stop to think was why the she-wolf had not disappeared into the night, gliding, as she was capable of doing, into the bushes and undergrowth. He stopped when...

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FICTION: Late Term Ejection by Christopher Irvin

August 25, 2014
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“I believe in nothing,” the old man said, scowl outlined with stubborn anger. He lay prone, shivering atop a long steel table, nude except for a small dirt-colored loin cloth. The tiny underground room, no larger than a prison cell, pressed down upon him, threatening his sanity with each passing second. Only when he...

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FICTION: A Bro Code Violation by Travis Richardson

August 18, 2014
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A few minutes before dusk, Wade heard the crunch of dead frozen leaves and the snap of twigs coming his way. From his perch in the treestand, he pointed his thirty-ought-six towards the trail as his finger eased on the trigger. His heart thumped. One of two things ought to be coming, either a...

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FICTION: Short Change Heroes (Part Two) by Terrence P. McCauley

July 14, 2014
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In Part One, spy James Hicks recruited an old co-worker, Michael Rivas, for a contract job in La Antigua, Guatemala. CHAPTER 4 Michael Rivas’ device buzzed as soon as he left the club, signaling that the target package Hicks had promised had been downloaded. It had been a long time since he’d gotten anything...

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FICTION: A Family’s Day by Scott Adlerberg

June 24, 2014
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At two-eighteen p.m. on the fourteenth of that month, Eva Barlow fell dead of a heart attack. Aged forty-three, she’d been ignoring her high cholesterol count for too long, and that disregard along with a heavy smoking habit must have contributed to her sudden death. She pitched face forward in her living room and...

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FICTION: Bad Karma by Dwight Holing

October 24, 2013
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Bobby Ballena doesn’t look like he’s spending time worrying about melanoma. His skin’s the color of a pair of huaraches and his thick curls are streaked from sunshine. We grew up in the same neighborhood and ran together for awhile, but this is the first I’ve seen him since he lit out for Baja...

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FICTION: Time and Tides by Zen McCann

October 2, 2013
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“We’re here.” Her voice carried just above the noise of the boat’s engine. Despite the swollen waves of high tide, Isla Jimenez brought the inflatable runabout up on the beach with the sure handedness of long experience. Killing the engine and tipping the heavy outboard motor up on its mount, she jumped out with...

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FICTION: No Good Reason by Christopher Ford

August 21, 2013
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“What’s this one about this time?” I looked up from my book straight into Betty’s concerned face. “It’s difficult to explain. It’s set across six different stories, across six different timelines. I think the main message is about slavery. But I could be wrong.” I turned the book’s cover to face her. “Not your book,...

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Fiction: THE RACCOON by Al Onia

July 12, 2011
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The rat closed on the raccoon kittens, intent on a tender meal. The mother raccoon struck before the rat had a chance to turn and use its formidable teeth on the mature raccoon. Into the water devoted parent and hunter-now-prey tumbled. Enduring the painful bites, the mother raccoon used her determination and superior size...

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Fiction: A GIFT FROM GOD by Lisa Jenkins

June 6, 2011
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The church looked warm and welcoming against the backdrop of lifeless land. Its strong wooden doors beckoned him, promising some respite from the fierce sun. Hector accepted the invitation and crept inside. Breathing deeply, he was glad to find that the devil’s own dust clouds could not penetrate the sacred sanctity of the church....

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