Chapter 14: Bibles & Bourbon

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” Will Bourbon do?” ask Lois. “Yep, that’s just fine. Thanks!” Tuesday, Christmas Eve 2013. I hadn’t missed a Christmas ever, and this year not only was I away from home, I was in another country, a day ahead, and spending it with a larger family. Since Andrew and Lois had invited me, I had… Continue Reading


Mini Chapter: Buses & Books

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“Hey there, ready?” I heard a low voice in front of me. It was one of the cashiers at the very low counter. He had a black beanie, well trimmed dark beard, wore plaid shirt and a leather cuff on his wrist. “Oh! Yes. Sorry. ” I had been distracted by thoughts and wasn’t paying… Continue Reading


Mini Chapter: Dinner at the Dog

“Just you?” The waitress asked confused. “Yep, just me. Can I sit anywhere?” I asked. She nodded, and said I could sit wherever I wanted. I had one goal this Sunday afternoon: To eat at Avida, the spanish restaurant I’d seen the day before. I’m spending only a couple hours in the city these last… Continue Reading


Chapter 13: Sammy, Seuss, & the Sea

*Prrrrrrrrrrtt* The teenage boys sat on the edge of the dock eating premade chicken nuggets. All three were in raggedy shirts and sweatshirts. One with a large tear in the rear of his pants (revealing superman boxers) let a very loud fart, which made everyone on the dock turn. His friends hi-fived him. 5am approached… Continue Reading