The conclusion of Rough Love…unedited…

Walter and Chief White stopped in the parking lot of Widow’s Point. A rotting plank walkway led deeper into the swamps, between tall cedar trees, swamp moss,  and various wildlife. Picnic tables were scattered throughout the swamp for families out enjoying their holiday jaunt.  Memories washed over Walter’s mind. In the soft breeze he could... Continue Reading →

Rough Love…new writing, unedited…

Roy’s rage grew to even greater heights, but he had no doubts the madam would end him right here in the foyer. His rage still needed an outlet, so he forced a tight smile at her, and said, “Is Wendy available?” “She is not. Someone else?” “Lisa,” he said, as a dark scowl crossed over... Continue Reading →

Rough Love…today’s writing…unedited…

The files detailed back-room business deals, favors, and other illegal doings, but nothing pointed a finger at Roy Darnell Carver specifically.  Walter felt his anger rising. It’s always the same thing. He’s complicit in the crimes, but there’s no evidence he pulled the trigger or set the wheel in motion. It’s as if every single... Continue Reading →

Rough Love…new writing, unedited…

Roy would not have his sins revisited by no one. He had paid out too much money to keep his past hidden, had threatened, cajoled, and ridiculed the town into silence. His past would not return to haunt him, and if it did, he’d bury the busybody in the swamp with the rest of his... Continue Reading →

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