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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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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Fly By Night – Chapter 2: Part 1

Passion There are many ways to say I love you.There are many ways to say I care about you.Many ways, many ways,Many ways to say I love you. Fred Rogers, There are Many Ways Fly By Night Home Daniel sits in his car, keys in the ignition, eyebrows furrowed, thinking. Is it really as simple …

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A Friend of the Family – Part 3

https://davidwilsonburns.com/a-friend-of-the-family/ When the service had ended and the family had recessed to an undisclosed location within the church, the pastor invited us to gather in the community hall where the family would be joining us shortly. She encouraged us to share stories of the deceased with each other. I prefer not to overplan my role …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 4

I woke up with a throbbing arm and a head that felt as if a brick had smacked it. I rang for the nurse. I examined my arm. It was braced in a sling and resting on my stomach. I touched my head with my free hand and found a bandage covering a rather large …

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