Shootings (Part Three)

Shootings (Part Three)

Shootings is a story about two men with completely different goals, and how their actions affect the same group of women. It will unfold here in serial format. Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Greg pulled into his parking spot behind City Hall, ready to take on the world. In just two months, …

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Shootings (Part Two)

Shootings (Part Two)

Shootings is a story about two men with completely different goals, and how their actions affect the same group of women. It will unfold here in serial format. Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 Martin sat there in his car, third in line at the red light, looking at the towering, inflated disposable cup advertising …

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Shootings (Part One)

Shootings (Part One)

Shootings is a story about two men with completely different goals, and how their actions affect the same group of women. It will unfold here in serial format. Part One “Way too much cleavage, Brenda. Just too much skin, in general. You should wear something a little more tasteful than that. Maybe a one-piece.” said …

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Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake

He sat up in bed and stretched. His back muscles and his joints ached, still stiff and not fully recovered from the previous day’s brawl. He repeatedly squeezed his fingers into fists and stretched them out straight. There were no cuts on his knuckles, but they hurt as if he had been the one bleeding. …

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Apartment Life Returns (The End)

Apartment Life Returns (The End)

(to go back to Part Nine, click here) Ronnie stood in the parking lot looking up at his mom’s motionless body on his balcony, next to the man who saved him from Larry in the hospital bathroom. What’s he doing here? “Somebody help her!” he shouted. He started to run toward the front patio. Doyle’s …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Nine)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Nine)

(to go back to Part Eight, click here) “Slipped through your fingers?” Susan said. “It’s complicated, really. We think he had somebody working for him on the inside. Somebody we haven’t identified yet.” Susan held the gun box out to Puligi. “Hold this,” she said. He almost dropped it. “Jesus, Susan. What the hell are …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Eight)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Eight)

(To go back to Part Seven, click here) Susan sipped her soda, the carbonation tickling her nose. She had mixed feelings about inviting Puligi into her home. When she had first met him at the hospital more than a year ago, he came across as a desperate man cruising the emergency room chairs for a …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Seven)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Seven)

(To go back to Part Six, click here) Trena’s back hurt already from sitting up reading in her bed again. Harry Potter had been the perfect escape from thinking of what she was about to do. She ducked under her rucksack, full of two changes of clothes and two bottled waters, as she slung it …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Six)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Six)

(To go back to Part Five, click here) After she saw Kerri to the door, Trena returned to her room. Her framed collection of Brazilian postage stamps caught her eye. She remembered her grandfather, who got her interested in philately, and grew sad that she never would see him again. For about a year after …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Five)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Five)

(to return to Part Four, click here) “I’m telling you, Mom, he’s been following me,” Trena said. “Honey, we’re perfectly safe. I’ve never noticed anybody following us when you ride with me.” “Well, he’s there, almost everywhere I go.” She shoveled another bite of Cap’n Crunch into her mouth. They sat at the breakfast table, …

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