Digging

It took us about twenty minutes to find a decent place. The ground was flat and hard, but it yielded to a shovel without too much effort. There was a circle of old pines surrounding the spot. You can tell the strength of soil by the strength of the trees that have set their roots. […]

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A Shooting

He hitched his pants. They were too big and baggy on his lean frame. Then he rubbed his hands on his knees. I couldn’t tell if he was trying to clean his hands or wipe off the flakes of dried blood from his pants. He moved slowly, like he was in a trance. All the […]

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Ordinary Handsome: Preparation

Among all my other tools, I kept a fifty-pound bag of lime and an empty coffee can in the back of the Jeep. Nobody would pay any mind to it, since there were a lot of dirt basements in Handsome. After a rain like this, the dampness stunk up houses and clouded backyards with septic […]

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Dead Handsome

An excerpt from Ordinary Handsome – Reposted from Nov. 27/14 This is my largest excerpt available from my novel Ordinary Handsome. Available  from Amazon -http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P46ZPA0. Makes for a dark Valentine’s Day gift. Dead Handsome Fifty-seven years ago I killed a boy. Tonight, Euart Monroe walked into my room with a Mossberg 510 and a stained hobo mattress and […]

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Beginning….

Fifty-seven years ago I killed a boy. Tonight, Euart Monroe walked into my room with a Mossberg 510 and a stained hobo mattress and fired a shot into my belly. It should have killed me right off, but he didn’t want that. He wanted me to know who pulled the trigger. You may think you […]

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Ordinary Handsome: Ghosts

One early morning, I decided to drive past Vernon Kincaid’s old place. I knew he was gone, but I wanted to see if anyone else had taken over the homestead. I don’t really know why I went there. Half a quart of bourbon might have had something to do with it. The place was empty, […]

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