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new cago times newspaper (2)


An unmanned vehicle being controlled by ???

“What the devil?”

In one moonless night:

The Sheriff had been pushed into CagoBend River on his evening constitutional.

An unnamed legislator left a permanent bloody imprint (his only remains) in the Last Street Tunnel.

It knows I have no power against it. “The stakes have been raised,”It sneered at me as it squealed away from its bloody destruction. Leaving a wake of red tracks.


“You have everything you need here. Help Us…!” Doom was etched in his knowing eyes.

All I possess is a sheaf of files, a sense of foreboding.


Another week of Friday Fictioneers hosted by cycle mama Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The prompt inspired another installation for the   NewCago Series. Here are the  previous stories in the series:

Week 4 in Newcago Serial Helpless

Week 3 in Newcago Serial When the Lights Go On

week 2 in Newcago Serial  Can’t Kill The Thirst

Week 1 in Newcago Serial Secret Weapon

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. And the grisly Newcago series continues. I’m drawn in. You left me wanting to know more. Is there a significance to the year 1939 on the newspaper page?


  2. Neat that you fit this story into your serial piece. You nicely set up a noir mood by fitting the fragment together, of the sheriff and unnamed legislator. Whatever is riding that Doomcycle means nasty business.


  3. I love the Newcago Times heading – impressive! I have to admit I have no idea what’s going on here, but I’m enjoying my confusion 🙂 Love the feel of these Newcago pieces.


  4. Wow! The newspaper is impressive on its own before I even got to the story. You have a style to your writing that lends a consistent atmosphere to these stories and that is great in such short pieces. I think you have another intriguing character here to add to your growing portfolio. Nicely done. 🙂


  5. Hmm Return to NewCargo. Great descriptive writing, great imaginaiton at work here. Not sure what’s going on with date in the banner though, I’ll wait to see where you take us.


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