This Itsy Bitsy Spider Spews Venom
May14

This Itsy Bitsy Spider Spews Venom

They had left two days before.  Lynn’s job was to care for the house while everyone was gone.  It was an easy task, or series of tasks, unless something went wrong. The generator ran all by itself, fueled by two huge tanks of diesel in the garage.  It was barely audible.  In fact, unless she thought about it, she didn’t hear it at all.  If the generator quit, there was nothing to be done.  Lynn was not mechanical.  Not in the least....

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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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Thunder Marine, Arch Patton Adventure, Chapter 6
Nov29

Thunder Marine, Arch Patton Adventure, Chapter 6

4:00 a.m. slammed down like a guillotine blade; bringing Arch’s eyes open to full wideness with a jerk, his head swinging up off his pillow to stare at the now open bedroom door. The door swung back toward the frame. It had been the sound of the old solid wood slab hitting drywall

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Christmas Pueblo, an Arch Patton Adventure
Dec18

Christmas Pueblo, an Arch Patton Adventure

Christmas Pueblo  An Arch Patton Adventure by James Strauss Arch Patton found himself inside the confines of the Santa Fe County jail, on some vague trumped-up barroom brawl charge. He was in the “drunk tank,” which is what they call the cells they use for new prisoner intake. No bars, no windows, just concrete and steel. No way to see out of the ten by twelve box, and no ability to hear. He was alone for the first few hours,...

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Thunder Marine, Arch Patton Adventure,Chapter 5
Nov22

Thunder Marine, Arch Patton Adventure,Chapter 5

“Doesn’t matter what you got,” the imitation Errol Flynn DEA agent said, standing behind the front desk. “Twenty thousand bucks down to take it for a spin. Otherwise, bring in a marine surveyor and check it out all you want for nuthin.”……

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