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

Mencken Joins the Baltimore Star

Stepping off the elevator, Mencken’s palms began to sweat as he approached the receptionist’s desk. He jammed his fists into the pockets of his blue jeans and tried to avoid eye-contact with the small woman sitting behind the desk. He remembered the last time he’d seen her. She’d tried to stop him from entering the office and he’d pushed her down. Hope filled his chest to see that she was focused on the computer screen in front of her, typing furiously. Maybe she wouldn’t recognize him. Continue reading Mencken Joins the Baltimore Star

Melp Meets the Army

I’m in the process of writing book 3 in the Defense of Reality series. Below is my rough draft of the first chapter (warning: unedited). It picks up right before the last chapter of Mencken and the Monsters. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, I’d love to hear them in the comments. Enjoy! Melp Meets the Army Melp’s mouth hung open at the rows upon rows … Continue reading Melp Meets the Army