Someone Needs to Survive #covid #newcago #flashfiction

“Find Broken Nose” the guy gasped. “Never heard of him.” The guy grabbed my collar and pulled me close to his lips. “Get my kid brother outta this cesspool.  His real name is Gregory. He looks like me just younger.” The mic said as his number came up. “Do I really need to pull thisContinue reading “Someone Needs to Survive #covid #newcago #flashfiction”

An Old Dilemma, New Crime #Newcago1 #fiction #disease

I inhale it every night before 6 – Courage (my dead lover’s not mine) I looked at my watch.”5 pm time for the cops to crawl into hiding.” I chuckle. ” I don’t have the luxury of steel bars.” A long banshee like scream bites into the last flicker of day and the night begins. Decency’s doors are closed andContinue reading “An Old Dilemma, New Crime #Newcago1 #fiction #disease”

“W” Wild Game by Newt Livesay

Maybe this should have been titled ” What the cat dragged in.” If you are stewing over how to get rid of that pesky corpse, a drive into the back country may be worth your while: A boyhood friend of mine whom I spent many hours playing cowboys, army or camping out in the backContinue reading ““W” Wild Game by Newt Livesay”

“Q” Quill by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge

Today is “Q” for A to Z challenge. This week I am stepping into the writer’s circle and writing a  microfiction serial set in the metropolis of NewCago. It’s a bit noir, paranormal, crime and even some fiction. Though this is a serial, I do understand some of you will be dropping by via AContinue reading ““Q” Quill by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge”

“P” Poison Has Its Uses #atozchallenge

I heard a banging on the steel grated door. “Umm huh. Yeah I’m coming. Hey Peely.” “Here this is for you.” The errand boy, who we were both so found of, handed me a box. Inside was a hat I had admired for months, The card underneath in her handwriting. “Peel, ya know what I hateContinue reading ““P” Poison Has Its Uses #atozchallenge”

Oldest Trick in the Book by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge

Today is the “O” for A to Z challenge. This week I am stepping into the writer’s circle and writing a week long serial set in the metropolis of NewCago. Its a bit of noir, crime and even some fiction. Though this is a serial, I do understand some of you will be dropping byContinue reading “Oldest Trick in the Book by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge”

Never Together by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge

Today is the N for A to Z challenge. This week I am stepping into the writer’s circle and writing a week long serial set in the metropolis of NewCago. Its a bit of noir, crime and even some fiction. Though this is a serial, I do understand some of you will be dropping byContinue reading “Never Together by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge”

Missed by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge

It’s a messed up place.  “NewCago – the metropolis of the golden age.” Ha – It was a great city ’til something went wrong.  What were they were thinking when they reconstituted  Julius Caesar’s DNA. Wouldnt you expect –  senseless killings, women enslaved , children given as offerings?  I can still see it – blood on the streets. OneContinue reading “Missed by Leslie Moon #atozchallenge”

“F” Un- Faithful by Steve Slack

Dolores Gillpin was married for 10 years. Dolores rarely got angry, but when she did, her rage could be described as the resurrected fury of a Scottish ghost. Her betrothed, William, was a reserved man. Even in the early years of their marriage, he would rarely display bouts of passion. She found this lack ofContinue reading ““F” Un- Faithful by Steve Slack”

Here we go with A to Z

Today begins a month long dance with the letters A to Z and the A to Z challenge. This is the fourth year I have done this challenge and each year has been a different rollercoaster ride. Last year, I did the challenge (weakly) after sustaining a fractured wrist that required surgery. Just before theContinue reading “Here we go with A to Z”

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