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Teresa sat on the hospital bed at Carle Foundation covered in a backless nightgown and staring emotionless at nothing in particular. James Collins, an officer and her mentor at the department, sat near her bed. Feelings of confusion and anger stirred inside him. He didn’t know whether to sit quietly or to hold her hand and attempt to console her. He chose the latter; he reached out placing his hand [...]

Piece Keeper


Imagine if you will an ancient realm inhabited by a being with an unpronounceable name. A realm of dark solitude, a realm you never want to visit because this is the Realm of Death. The creature within it has many names depending on your belief. The Angel of Death, The Ferryman, The Rider of the Pale Horse, Death, The Grim Reaper. The system the reaper operates has always had one Scribe [...]

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A Secret in Ash Brooke - Chapter Eight Continued –  Martin discovered the girls who dance in the choreographed numbers. Appear at different times in the plays, skits or vaudeville routines; all except the lead singer. He thought it odd the star soloist never appeared in any other show. This prompted Martin to engage his sleuthing skills to figure out why. After several attempts to follow her movements during the choreographed number, [...]

A Secret in Ash Brooke (08b)


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Heisler smiled. His colleague, Charles Dekker, knew better than to call him Stevie, but Dekker never cared, especially when he was excited. Dekker was ecstatic about the work in progress; uploading intelligences into a digital system. “All right, Dekker, I’m coming in. Keep your pants on,” Heisler replied then disconnected. He took the next exit on the interstate, turned around, and headed towards MIT. For months, the team of programmers, neuroscientists, and roboticists worked in unison to complete Project Human. The first step, after the completion of a Mobile Robotic Construct, or MRC, was uploading brain waves from a cat into a [...]

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Screams of terror and betrayal filled the clearing. Blood flowed as the vicious invaders looked for their prey. They weren't here, but the sounds from below should bring them forth. Death was not quiet on this afternoon. Once the noise from the attack reached up the hill to the smithy, the Blade master looked up. He was tall for these small folk. He came to a height of 5'6". Tall for an elf. He had blue black hair tied back in a club. His eyes were a deep purple, odd for a surface dwelling elf. He had massive muscles from years [...]


PROLOGUE   Without warning, the seal of the President of the United States interrupts all popular network shows. The seal is mounted on a hardwood presidential speaker lectern, designed with elegant features that includes a solid walnut finish and blue fabric that veils the top. The camera zooms out, revealing a wide shot of the lectern positioned in front of an aircraft hanger. This aircraft hanger is where aviation technicians regularly perform maintenance on the Army Golden Knights aircraft, the UV-18A Twin Otter, located at Pope Air Force Base. The President appears on screen walking toward the lectern. The clicking sounds of [...]

Nightmare Lane

Within the hear of every person hides a love story just waiting to be told. Come, follow the rhythm of these two heartbeats, and unfold the tale they do hold... Review of Lemon Girl by Writer's Ezine: "The pros of the story are definitely the uniqueness in the plot, the story line and the strong characters woven in, interestingly. Those things make this book stand out amongst the hordes of new titles coming out today. The author has got an edge over them as her narration from the main female lead’s perspective is what makes this book more endearing, bringing out her emotions very beautifully in a [...]

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The Summer Court is in an uproar. The king has just been executed for unpardonable crimes, and the queen is prostrate with grief over his loss. This leaves the Summer kingdom bereft of true leadership; a problem which is compounded by the fact that the laws of Fairie require balance to be maintained by having a male and a female ruler for both Season Courts at all times. Uaine, the Summer prince, is the only one who can put things right, but he is without a mate. Knowing that he must take a bride quickly, for the sake of his [...]

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We drove for a couple of blocks and I watched the ocean while we waited for the light to turn green so we could turn onto Pacific Coast Highway. The white water rushing toward the sand churned messily, like each swirling bit couldn’t decide in which direction to go. The dark blue water near the horizon looked calm, but between the deep water and the shore there was a threatening, shifting movement. It made me nervous. Like something was welling up and heading toward us. Something dangerous that couldn’t be stopped. One wave after another loomed slowly in the distance, rising [...]

A Delicious Secret

A Secret in Ash Brooke -  Chapter Eight – Martin frequents the theater -  Martin enjoyed the theater, and was fortunate to become close friends with the widower, who lived in number eight. Doug lived alone and often invited Martin to join him for dinner, and take in the theater. After the other tenants learned how he loved the theater, they kept Martin well supplied with tickets. Anyone who needed to find him on a Friday night, knew he sat in the tenth row, center loge. If Doug did not attend, Martin invited Roland or J.B. to take his seat. Roland, Martin’s detective friend, [...]

A Secret in Ash Brooke (08a)

The blue Cayenne hybrid SUV wove its way down the steep inclined canyon road. It hugged each curve with a slow and steady rhythm as it navigated its way down. Within the car, a handsome, middle-aged couple argued. Tension infused the air. Clearly, they had been quarreling for some time. “Lars, this is ridiculous. You can’t be sure! All of these years—a lifetime’s work! What are you going to do?” she asked, running her hands through her bobbed black hair in frustration. “Listen, honey, sometimes you have to go with your gut feeling.” “But your reputation!” “My reputation will survive. It’s my conscience [...]

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