The House at 758   Chapter 1   Pages 1 – 4           The house wasn’t hard to find. In this neighborhood, all the numbers are spray painted in black right onto the concrete curb. Even though the curb is cracked and crumbling in places, the numbers are bold and […]
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Second Acts   Chapter 1   Pages 16 – 20         I expected to see Helen when I landed in Jacksonville. Instead, Sidney was at the gate, ashen and jittery.   “There’s—um—no party, Sarah,” he began. He was fiddling with his car keys. “Martin had a heart attack. We got the call […]
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The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt   Chapter Two   Pages 12-15     He wiped the sweat from his brow and renewed his grip on the plank, then, using the wood as leverage, popped another floorboard from its nails. And then another. And yet another. And as they came up from the floor, he […]
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By Blood Sworn   Chapter 2   Pages 24-26   “I swear, Sire. That’s all I know,” the girl whimpered, barely able to lift her head. “I’m so hungry.” There was no need to keep her bound—she was too weak to try an escape. Even if she did, the tracking device embedded behind her right […]
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Tommy’s mom yells too much; Georgina’s dad picks his nose in public; Ken’s parents force him to play the piano and practice all the time. Dewey had promised poor Georgina he’d pick her case first. “Get it, Clara?! I’m picking her case first!” Dewey amused himself, but he had to admit, having a public nose picker for a father pretty much nosed ahead of other people’s problems.
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