Crash and Burn

When I got up yesterday I felt great with absolutely no idea what the day had in store for me. If you had told me that I was going to be involved in an horrific car crash, I would have said that you were crazy. I’d...

Crash and Burn

When I got up yesterday I felt great with absolutely no idea what the day had in store for me. If you had told me that I was going to be involved in an horrific car crash, I would have said that you were crazy. I’d never had an accident. Well, that’s not totally true....

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Who am I? – Genetic Testing and Identity

Have you seen this commercial for Ancestry.com, one of the genetic testing companies? Kyle’s self-identification, based upon how he was raised and his family’s perception, was German-American but after genetic testing in the service of researching family history, he...

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Snare – Part 1

Come awake, wandering. A canopy cinches tight over a dark, pathless wood. It chokes all but a spatter of sparsely strewn light prints trailing off into a distant, sullen murk. Underfoot, dried leaves crackle, breaking the silence, until at last the canopy relents for...

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Big Mike

Author’s Note: The following short story is a self-contained “flashback” chapter taken from BAD DEEDS, the second book in my “Dylan Hunter” thrillers series. Each of the thrillers contains such a chapter, presenting a formative episode from the hero’s youth, when he...

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When Leaving Means Coming Home

The drive to Hampton was long. Samuel hates being in the car for long stretches even when the destination is an exciting one, and this time, he was making a one-way trip while I would be returning home without him. He was on high alert and told me there were...

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Unsafe and Sound

On a sunny, frigid Saturday in March, some 200,000 protesters swarmed Pennsylvania Avenue. They called it the March for Our Lives: a rally organized by the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting for the purposes of promoting gun control and safety in...

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