Monthly Archives: February 2017

Across the Great Divide – Afterword

EVERY WORD IS true, and you’ll want to know how it all turned out. Part of the answer is right here in this room where I sit facing my aged face in the mirror.  Assuming that the day of my … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-Nine

AT SEVEN PRECISELY, the stage was set beneath the spreading branches of an ancient oak. The wind was light but icy sharp, pointed as the rapiers Vine would have brought had it been a duel of swords.  But pistols it … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-Eight

THE CHALLENGE CAME while it was yet dark. Vine, who’d been drinking hard, knocked on the door with a leering grin just after four.  He’d waited deliberately, guessing rightly they’d be too harassed to sleep. ‘I wish to see your … Continue reading

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