6 Feet Under And Still Keeping Them Guessing

“The little boy nodded at the peony and the peony seemed to nod back. The little boy was neat, clean and pretty. The peony was unchaste, dishevelled as peonies must be, and at the height of its beauty. It was a significant moment, for it was Francis's first conscious encounter with beauty - beauty that... Continue Reading →

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Ghosts Can Take Many Forms

"Wabigoon shook his head. "Those girls, hitchhiking. No choice, eh? The buses don't run up north anymore. You hear that old joke about the Anishnabe woman hitchhiking? She gets into a truck and there's a big bottle of booze in the passenger seat.  'Got that for my old man' the driver says. And the Anishnabe... Continue Reading →

You Won’t Like Me When I’m Silenced

"I always had this feeling that there were two worlds. The one we live in, you know, just streaming along, future into present into past, recorded distortedly in people's minds, and this other world: stock footage. Small integers of life, I mean life in quotes, which represent whatever did take place, whether or not what's... Continue Reading →

The Truth Is Out There

Collection of stories in the heart of 1950's South/North Side Chicago where an all proper and by the book Detective Lieutenant Andrew Brooke tends to find himself in partnership with the freewheeling renegade Private Investigator Frank Lydecker. Together they form a formidable team that tackles the issue of solving complex murder mysteries. Some are hot,... Continue Reading →

It All Starts With A Blank Canvas

SUMMARY  Painting Pictures features eight stories of discovery, betrayal, and passion. The stories depict the emotional turmoil that results from decisions: a little girl who migrates to Canada on a hot August day is flabbergasted to discover there's no snow; a graphic designer leaves her husband each morning to meet her lover; an inconsolable heartbreak... Continue Reading →

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