Simon’s Worst Moment (Chapter 30)

What follows is a chapter from the rough draft of Mencken and the Lost Boys. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors. This is raw and unedited. Mencken and the Lost Boys will be published in the Fall of 2017. (Featured image by William Stitt on Unsplash) Enjoy!   Simon glanced at the score board. Twenty seconds left and his team was ahead 120 to 22. Simon wasn’t … Continue reading Simon’s Worst Moment (Chapter 30)

Chatting with Ms. Krispen (Chapter Six)

The following story is a rough draft of a chapter in my upcoming novel “Mencken and the Lost Boys.” Please excuse any typos and misspelling. It is just a draft. If you’ve been reading along with these chapters as I’ve been rolling them out, you should know that the character Amar has now become Miriam. The book was a little male heavy. Reviewing the first … Continue reading Chatting with Ms. Krispen (Chapter Six)

The Date

Susan smiled at herself in the mirror.  “Not bad,” she thought.  She gathered her hair into a ponytail and then let it fall around her shoulders again, scrutinizing each style. She couldn’t remember it it was up or down when Brad had asked her out.  She pulled it into a ponytail with her left hand, turned her face to the side, and looked at herself … Continue reading The Date

Anita Dickson’s Memorial – Chapter 6 Rough Draft

“You ready for this?” Joe asked. She wore black slacks and a black sleeveless blouse. Mencken wondered how she was standing the chilly October evening breeze.

Mencken sighed. “Honestly? No.”

They stood outside the Jonestown Community Association building watching the groups of grieving children and parents stream quietly through the doors. The ancient building with its marble steps six two-story Corinthian columns looked more like a Roman temple than a community center. Continue reading Anita Dickson’s Memorial – Chapter 6 Rough Draft