Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 1,
Apr11

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 1,

How in hell he came to be lying in cloying dismal mud at the base of an extinct Hawaiian volcano eluded Arch Patton. He just lay there, trying to catch his breath…..
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Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 2
Apr14

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 2

Arch Patton DOWN IN THE VALLEY Short Story, Chapter 2 By J. Strauss     Kaneohe Marine Base on the Windward Side of Oahu is among the best kept and most squared-away of all Marine bases.  Nothing is out of place.  Absolutely nothing out of place.  Lawns are mowed with white rocks precisely set around their borders.  Everything is so freshly painted that the Hawaiian trade winds are filled with the aroma.  There is not one pothole on...

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Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 4
Jun04

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 4

 Arch Patton Down in the Valley Chapter 4 by James Strauss   Arch fought the chair, sounds of pain emanating from deep down in his chest. His left arm finally came loose but a three-foot section of wood remained attached to his hand by the hard driven nails. There would be no release from the wood or the pain until he got some kind help or proper tools. It took almost half an hour to work his other hand out of the duct tape. With that...

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