Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tom Carland, a young man from back east, has a lot to learn about women. Soon after arriving in a small one-street western town, Tom meets Harriet and her three-year-old daughter, Katie. Tom offers to help, but the widow does not want his pity. Even if he is able to convince Harriet his intentions are completely honorable, Dirk Thurman, a local ranch foreman, makes it known he will not tolerate any competition for the widow's attention. Tom may have a lot to learn about the woman and little girl he can’t stop thinking about, but when it comes to displaying courage, in a life and death situation, the easterner shows he is up to the task.
A Short Story, approximately 6,000 words.
Excerpts included after end of story.
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Monday, March 2, 2015
March 1st through March 7th is read an eBook week
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Portrait of Conspiracy
Sandra Copeland, the original detective assigned to the missing-persons case, chased far too many bogus leads, after Philip—against her advice—offered a million dollar reward. Legitimate private investigators quit taking Philip’s money. Nothing could be found, or any evidence to indicate Renée might be alive. Copeland is not about to reopen an inactive seven-year-old missing-persons case based on what could only be another bogus lead. That is, until she sees a photo of the oil painting Philip has found in a New York art gallery. Their investigation unearths a staggering conspiracy impossible to believe, or to ignore.
Not just another missing wife story, this gripping tale mixes elements of mystery, romance, and danger, bringing a thrilling new twist to an old tale of greed and vice.
Monday, February 23, 2015
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A story of redemption, bravery, heroism, and a bit of luck.
Billy’s mother gives him a hug, a pack of Juicy Fruit Gum, and a sealed envelope to give to the nice Chinese lady, who will take care of him, while Billy’s mother is away for two weeks. Seeing tears begin to form in her son’s eyes, his mother tells him tough guys don’t cry. She then climbs into an eighteen wheeler and starts the engine.
Billy is as tough as they come and waves at his mother’s image in the driver’s side rearview mirror until she drives out of sight.
The Chinese lady, waiting at the doorway of her small house, leads Billy inside, where she prepares a meal for him. Over the course of four weeks, Billy remains tough and doesn’t cry, but one night before bedtime, Billy asks the Chinese lady when his mother will return for him. The Chinese lady removes the note from the envelope and shows it to him. Billy, no longer able to be a tough guy, cries throughout the night.
Twenty years later, Billy, going under the name of Bart Bengo, is on trial for a murder he did not commit. The evidence is stacked against him, and his defense attorney offers little hope Bart will walk out of the courtroom a free man. When the judge calls for closing statements, Bart has no choice but to play his last card in what appears to be an unwinnable hand of injustice. The outcome of the trial is going to take a drastic turn, but the search for truth and justice as just begun.
A short story, approximately 8500 words.
Excerpts included after end of story.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
THIS SHORT STORY IS AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON
If you get pegged with a nickname while attending high school, it means one of two things; your classmates are either making fun of you, or you did something to earn your moniker. The only girl left for Rabbit to ask to the prom is the one he vowed he'd never talk to again.