A Moment in the Park (Saving Deborah Chapter Four)

The story that follows is a rough draft of chapter four in Saving Deborah (the fifth book in the Defense of Reality Series). Please excuse all typos.  Miriam looked up and down the street, trying to get her bearings. Central Park was to her right. Large tenant buildings towered above them across the street. She caught a glimpse of the street sign at the corner … Continue reading A Moment in the Park (Saving Deborah Chapter Four)

On a Train to New York (Saving Deborah Chapter 1)

The following is a rough draft of the first chapter of my upcoming novel, Saving Deborah. It will be the fourth book in the Defense of Reality series. Please excuse typos and spelling errors. This is a rough draft. Additionally, any comments you have will be appreciated. Miriam was surprised at how quiet the train was. She figured the 4:20 from Baltimore to New York … Continue reading On a Train to New York (Saving Deborah Chapter 1)

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