EXCERPT ‘A hard blow to the balls’

SCENE DRAFT | The D'Arkane Files

“I’m not going to attempt to teach you any advanced hand-to-hand combat. If you come on anyone or anything and I’m not there to handle them don’t screw around. Use a gun or a blade.” Alex showed Morgan the Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife in his hand. It looked like a long double-edged dagger. And was very […]

EXCERPT ‘On 7th Street, An Angel Fell’ THE CHOICE

DRAFT

All she had lost—the choices made and not made—and their haunting pain bowed her. She looked at the man and thought about redemption, the promise she had been given. Her back and shoulders spasmed; her yearning to fly again above all the hurt found on the surface of the Earth shook her. But the man […]

EXCERPT ‘She Was Always Called Just G’

SCENE DRAFT

“Hey Professor,” Bob asked Jim Sutton, reading at the end of the table, who had been a college teacher before getting drunk one too many times at university functions. “What’s your opinion of the new guy… Bradley?” Jim marked his spot in the book with a finger and looked blearily up, scanning the break room […]

EXCERPT ‘On 7th Street, An Angel Fell’ SCENE 01

DRAFT

There is a moment for angels, a flicker of an instance when they feel as humans do. As they must because it is necessary to give them finality. It shows them why they—angels—exist even though Man doubts… or denies. It is that moment—what they call The Fall—when it is determined if they continue to serve […]

COVER REVEAL ‘On 7th Street, An Angel Fell’

Coming December 2017

Cover reveal for this year’s holiday season story. Want to read last years story WHITE BIRD? Just let me know and I’ll send you a link to it. STORY BLURB: When you’re on everyone’s shit list… you get stuck working Christmas Eve. But sometimes there’s a reason for what’s happened–what happens–to you. And what you’re called […]

Big Granny’s Wish Book

A Vignette

This little story came about while working with one of my clients, so after this opening paragraph, I’m writing in the context of my conversation with him about his project. And this piece, slightly modified, we’ll likely go into the front part of his book: Once his book’s content (the narrative) was about 95% where […]

‘Tide Buried Bones…’ [REVISED & EXPANDED]

DRAFT Scene Excerpt from The D'Arkane Files Book One

Her hair whipped in the wind and a tingle climbed her spine. The bad kind you get when you’ve done something you shouldn’t and got caught. She quickly rose, “I wonder who they were.” She looked above at the ruined house that watched them. “And what happened.”

SHORT STORY DRAFT IN WORK – ‘Death Strokes’

A Short Story (to be edited, expanded and refined further)

Inner Harbor — Baltimore, Maryland — Saturday Morning The soft voice was just as distinctive—for most of the audience—as the hair. “I’m only here this weekend, so let’s have some fun… I’m going to show you how to create happy little places on canvas.” The man dipped the four-inch brush he held in an open can […]