Month: February 2008

Bernie (Part Nine)

Bernie (Part Nine)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Nine. Parts: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Nine Leaning over, Bernie wedged her thumb and index finger into the denim-blue, square-toed Annie Kia ankle boot and pulled up the inside …

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Bernie (Part Eight)

Bernie (Part Eight)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Eight. Parts: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Eight It felt great to be clean. Soap and hot water, taken for granted most of her life, had become a luxury for …

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Bernie (Part Seven)

Bernie (Part Seven)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Seven. Parts: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Seven “Kenneth! Are you okay?” Bernie yelled. The terror in her voice frightened her. She stayed there waiting to hear anything — a …

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Bernie (Part Six)

Bernie (Part Six)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Six. Parts: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Six As she ran past the tennis courts, Bernie again saw the couple with matching sweats, now playing tennis. They didn’t notice her. …

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Bernie (Part Five)

Bernie (Part Five)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Five. Parts: 1|2|3|4|5|6|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Five She looked above the wall to see Glenda, all six-foot-four of her, wearing a red overcoat that somehow outshone her long, tangled, …

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Bernie (Part Four)

Bernie (Part Four)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Four. Parts: 1|2|3|4|5|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Four Bernie had learned early in her new life that filling her water containers should be the last task of the day. In …

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Bernie (Part Three)

Bernie (Part Three)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Three. Parts: 1|2|3|4|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Three Bernie had misheard plenty of utterances since the start of her hearing loss, but this one seemed more important than most. She …

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Bernie (Part Two)

Bernie (Part Two)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part Two. Parts: 1|2|3|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part Two Bernie stopped where Searcy Street crossed Seventh. A lot full of gleaming new Dodge cars and trucks sat to her right, across …

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Bernie (Part One)

Bernie (Part One)

Bernie is a poverty-stricken woman whose life takes an unexpected turn when an old friend returns to town. This is Part One. Parts: 1|2|… Related reading: Talk With a Killer, Wall Part One Bernie pulled her legs up and put her knees on his chest and her hands on his head. She closed her eyes …

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