Arch Patton, It Was 1993, Chapter 10
Jun18

Arch Patton, It Was 1993, Chapter 10

Atlantis led them down the stairs to the basement of the Princeville terminal building. The basement consisted of one long corridor with closed doors lining the walls on both sides. Mid-way down she opened one door and stood to allow them to pass.

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Morning Calm, an Arch Patton Adventure by James Strauss
May09

Morning Calm, an Arch Patton Adventure by James Strauss

Acid-laced coffee. Tawdry imitation 60’s décor. Indian music drifting down from worn out ceiling speakers. The Route Sixty-Six diner, ironically located on 56th St., New York.

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Audio Excerpt, Arch Patton, Down in the Valley Part III
Jun06

Audio Excerpt, Arch Patton, Down in the Valley Part III

Arch Patton finds himself being “nailed” as the saga of the Hawaiian Secession continues. He begins to wonder who his freinds really are……. Matisse and the Hawaiians or his ‘team” in the agency? Enjoy this audio excerpt:   For all of these exciting Arch Patton episodes and full access to other Short Stories by James Strauss choose you method of Membership Choose Your Membership Level  ...

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Audio Version, Down in the Valley, by James Strauss
Apr11

Audio Version, Down in the Valley, by James Strauss

Retired and tired, Arch Patton finds himself  Down in the Valley and a bit “red faced”. Part 1 is an interesting views of the mundane  provided through the world of espionage. Have you read the Text Version? Click Here for Down in the Valley Part 1 Stay tuned for Part 2! Remember to leave your comments below Click the arrow to play   https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/straussshortstories/DownInTheValleyPart1.mp3...

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Beat the Drum Slowly, Arch Patton’s Generosity?
Apr03

Beat the Drum Slowly, Arch Patton’s Generosity?

BEAT THE DRUM SLOWLY Short Story By J. Strauss.   Zurich, part of the social igloo called Schweiz (the Germanic third of Switzerland), lay spread before him. Arch Patton stood on the roof of the Hotel St. Gotthard, the only hotel less than half a kilometer from the train station.  It was cold, but then Zurich is cold to foreigners even when it’s ninety degrees, which is seldom.  He blew the smoke from one last puff of the last...

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Tagged in Sierra Leone, Arch Patton Arrives in Africa
Mar25

Tagged in Sierra Leone, Arch Patton Arrives in Africa

TAGGED IN SIERRA LEONE Arch Patton arrives in Africa By James Strauss The Internet termed the place to be Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone, but no description was given, nor would it have served, not even for the seasoned African traveler. Those of life experience chose to avoid such places. There was nothing to be observed that wanted of memory and certainly nothing to be gained in the way of compensation for time or labor....

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