Failed NANOWRIMO project…new writing…unedited, incomplete…

Ashley, my oldest and dearest friend, drove me to the Gardens of Wellbeing. It was an old Victorian home which was redesigned as a mental hospital. Originally, it was built prior to the Civil War and used during said war as a field hospital. Now, it continued to serve as a hospital and prison forContinue reading “Failed NANOWRIMO project…new writing…unedited, incomplete…”

Brothers…new writing…unedited/incomplete…

Apart from her job as the house madam for Smiley Jack’s house of ill repute, Suzy was friends with Warren Fredericks. After Sheriff Salmon and Hillbilly Bob had departed, she dialed Warren’s number. “Hello,” Warren said gruffly. Suzy loved the rough growl of his voice. She smiled. “Hey yourself, darling.” “Suzy? Aren’t you at work?”Continue reading “Brothers…new writing…unedited/incomplete…”

Hypocrite…new writing…unedited…

Then, I walked away. It was the last time I would see my father. He died two days after my visit.  According to the warden, Mad Michael passed away in front of the window. A small smile was on his face, as if Death had told him a joke before he removed him from theContinue reading “Hypocrite…new writing…unedited…”

Hypocrite…more story…unedited/incomplete…

Come to find out, that’s not all there is to it. Trauma is not something that you can escape by acknowledging it. Still, Lilly had taken the first step and that was to seek help for her situation.  While Lilly unburdened her heart with Dr. Walker, I caught up on the paperwork. Given the latenessContinue reading “Hypocrite…more story…unedited/incomplete…”

Hypocrite…new writing, unedited…

Maximillian Heatherton, attorney and now murderer, lived in the richest part of Fredericksburg. The locals knew it as The Yards. Maximillian had built a home on the largest lot in the center of the neighborhood. Lilly pulled the vehicle into the circular drive.  “Do you get the feeling Maximillian was overcompensating for some reason orContinue reading “Hypocrite…new writing, unedited…”

Hypocrite…new writing, unedited…incomplete…

We drove back to the department, Lilly headed straight for the interview rooms. I paused to get me a cup of coffee and headed back to join her. Lilly sat in front of Maxwell; they had both locked eyes in a battle of will. I pulled out my chair and sat down. I sipped myContinue reading “Hypocrite…new writing, unedited…incomplete…”

Hypocrite…new writing…unedited…incomplete…

At 1100 hours, Konan and Lilly drove from his mobile home to the Fredericksburg Country Club, or FCC as it’s known to the locals. A couple of men, one black and one Hispanic, manned the booth outside of the club. Konan pulled up and flashed his badge at them. The black man leaned over andContinue reading “Hypocrite…new writing…unedited…incomplete…”

Hypocrite…a new writing…unedited…

Konan watched as Janko walked down the hallway. Chief Arlo Janko, AJ to his friends, was not a small man, yet, he moved with an undeniable grace that was uncommon with large men. His gracefulness did not hide the strength of the man. He was a walking, talking tower of power, and he was notContinue reading “Hypocrite…a new writing…unedited…”

Brothers…new writing…unedited/incomplete…

Hillbilly Bob nodded and walked away without saying anything. It was pointless trying to reason with Smiley Jack when he was like this. Besides, Jack was right. This whole situation could’ve been avoided if the assigned crew had done their jobs without taking liberties with the wife. Bob motioned for three hulking thugs to joinContinue reading “Brothers…new writing…unedited/incomplete…”

Hypocrite…a continuation…unedited and incomplete…

I walked into the room and slammed the door. Maxwell stared at me, as I drew close to the table, I slammed my hand down on it. Maxwell leaned back, his eyes large in surprise. “You lied to me, Maxwell. Why did you lie,” I yelled. “I didn’t lie, detective.” “Yeah, you did. You saidContinue reading “Hypocrite…a continuation…unedited and incomplete…”