Monthly Archives: June 2017

Knowing Everything

The foiled kidnapping attempt in Morocco left Martin rattled. His rescuer, Yeshaya, led him down an alley to a tiny restaurant. Sipping tea Martin said, “Why is the Mossad watching over me?” Yeshaya said, “The CIA asked us to help. … Continue reading

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Garden Gnomes Are Everywhere

Gerrold’s Gnome Emporium rested beside the highway in Southwestern Montana. The remote location was beautiful, but business was slow. Gerrold wanted to increase sales. He started importing exotic sculptures from everywhere. Susan loved the Emporium. She skipped her way through … Continue reading

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The First Court Martial

The planetary colony of Franca was small. The population of 600 split perfectly between men and women. Due to the complexities of human sexuality this produced less than 300 couples. Colonel Baird and his Marines counted themselves among the population. … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Problem

Harlen knew Lester had a heart condition. That’s why he worried. As he pulled up to the farmhouse he breathed a sigh of relief. Lester stood there, waving. “Damn, son!” said Harlen, joining Lester on the porch. “You had me … Continue reading

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Missing Something

Stephen fell asleep while waiting to board the ferry. He awoke, still waiting to enter , but the ferry looked strange. He turned. His middle-aged wife Leslie looked twenty years younger. “Okay, Dad?” Stephen turned to Tabatha, their sixteen year … Continue reading

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Practical Considerations

Dr. Thorogood looked up into the sky with pride. As the sun slipped low in the sky, the pattern of clouds contrasted beautifully. “Isn’t it fantastic?” he said. “I suppose so,” said Paul Lords, tech reporter at large. “How does … Continue reading

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Too Heavy

Vincenzo was proud of the metal eagle he’d bought. He couldn’t believe the low price he got for it at the market. Giaco had concerns. “Why would such a beautiful sculpture be so cheap?” A powerful man, he tried to … Continue reading

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