Underground Tourist – Part 6

home page “No first names?” Melchior considered this carefully, they were there as Johnson and Terrell.  He didn’t want to blow it so he wanted to play it safe, not knowing what the real Johnson and Terrell were named. “Not tonight, babe,” he said with a wink. “A man of mystery,” said the blonde, to …

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Fly By Night: Chapter 3 – Benchwarmer

home page Now, if you're feeling kinda low 'bout the dues you've been paying;Futures coming much too slow,And you wanna run but somehow you just keep on staying,Can't decide on which way to go.Yeah, yeah, yeah. I understand about indecision,But I don't care if I get behind.People living in competition;All I want is to have …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 6

home page My software project was a six-month contract and was mostly complete but overdue. Still, my manager had already lined up two more projects for me if I wanted them. It was good money, and it was as far away from Oklahoma as I could get without leaving the continental United States. After work, …

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Underground Tourist – Part 5

“Your old fashioneds, gentlemen” said a beautiful East Asian woman in a silk cheongsam dress carrying a tray. She set their drinks in front of them on napkins, and then put a plate of steamed dumplings between them. “Chuck Wo’s famous spicy pork dumplings, courtesy of Chuck Wo himself.” “Why thank you, Miss--”, began Melchior. …

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Fly By Night – Chapter 2 – Part 2

Warning: Adult Content Ashley was floored. She hadn't heard her husband drop the F-Bomb since college. "What!!?" Ashley broke into hysterical laughter until she saw that Daniel's face was serious. "I mean, really? (giggle) Why did he call you a ratfucker, honey?" She was visibly holding back giggles. "I don't know," he said looking straight into his wife's laughing …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 5

I fell in and out of sleep that night, awaking to dreams of a former life. I dreamed that I was with Laura again. We were watching TV together. I could smell her perfume. I vaguely remember the nurse coming in to feed me another oxycodone. When I woke up the next morning, pale light …

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Underground Tourist – Part 4

Underground Tourist Home “Hey, guys!” shouted Robbie trying to pull out his wallet, “We have our--” But it was too late.  They had hoods over their heads and were being muscled into the van. “What did we do?” Melchior shouted over the van engine, but there was no answer. “Goddamn it, Mel,” said Robbie, “I …

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Playwriting gig

I'm so excited to partner with Big Dumb Buildings on a new project. These guys made a musical a few years ago, Spots and Stripes, that packed the house here in Norman, Oklahoma. I'm friends with one of the musicians in that group, Gregg Standridge (featured in The Oklahoma recently here). He read my book …

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