Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 9
Jul04

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 9

Arch Patton DOWN IN THE VALLEY Chapter 9 By James Strauss   The Humvee proved to be empty, an enlisted Marine wearing no rank exiting the vehicle as Matisse and Arch got in. The heavy armored door slammed shut and the driver took off. There was nobody else in the Humvee. Arch looked through the bulletproof glass, as they four-wheeled over the packed pine needles to the road. The scenery was surreal to him. It was exactly the same and...

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Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 10
Jun23

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 10

“Stairway to Heaven?” Arch said, looking intently into Matisse’s eyes. “I don’t like the way you said that. What heaven or what hell are you talking about and what does it have to do with the word Haiku, General DeWare mentioned…..

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Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 11
Jun23

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 11

Arch and Matisse hiked the quarter mile back past Sunset Beach until they came to Ted’s Bakery. Ted Nakamura ran the place and he knew Matisse from way back, or so Matisse claimed………..

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Arch Patton, Down in the Valley Chapter 12
Jul04

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley Chapter 12

Peeling the duct tape from Virginia’s face was like peeling skin from the surface of a Kiwi fruit. Virginia said nothing. Her eyes spoke for her and there was as much warmth in them as there is warmth emanating from the bottom of blue glacier ice……

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Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 13
Jul05

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 13

Arch took a seat next to Virginia who acted like he wasn’t there, staring at her upraised menu, as if it offered something other than common island fare. Ahi and Matisse sat across with General DeWare ……

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