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“Mimi…Mimi come here.” Klaus stood in the claustrophobic gloom of the abandoned room, under the flickering light of a damaged chandelier. The only bulb dimmed with each step he took. There was movement in the shadows. The light winked out. Something

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Consider the source

*** “Come on, Darlene, let’s take the shortcut.” The two teenagers started down the metal staircase. Half-way down Elaine came to a full stop–Darlene nearly plowing into her. “Hey, Elaine, what the….?” “Shh. Look…there’s a big koi at the bottleneck.”

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Death becomes him

“Okay. Settle down. I asked you all to meet me here for a reason.” “What is this place, boss? Looks like some kind of morgue…maybe?” “You are so freaking stupid, Daryl.  It’s a library.” “That’s enough, War….” “He’s stupid and

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Acid Test

“It’s time to be on our way, Mick. There’s nothing more to be done.” “I’m not ready to leave just yet. Give me that pipe wrench, will ya Sammy?” “Sure, Mick, but….” Mick swung the big wrench at Sammy–meaning to

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This is my last submission  for a while.  I am having knee replacement surgery on Monday, Sept. 22. I will be in hospital for a week, without my laptop (seriously).  Please do leave a comment, but understand that if you

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Reflections on a Six Shooter

  *** Jack Quate walked into the Lucky Lady and sidled up to the bar. Bart Blackey was at the other end. “Barkeep…whiskey, two fingers.” “I thought you was a teetotaler, Quate.  Smiley–put it on my tab.” “Much obliged, Blackey.

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A Vivid Repast

“Oh, what have we here? Some sort of putrefaction. Isabella, come see this.” “That’s a good find, Oswald. The boa should be nearby. The regurgitate looks to be about 5 hours ago. It will be resting now. Mind the area

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