Ashokan Falls – 14

All around, images slid past. Her last thought was of drowning in a tube of liquid fire. The next thought came as a bit of surprise, because Chloe was certain it’d never happen again: she was still breathing. And something was clenching her waist tight enough to make her squirm with discomfort. Survival instinct kicked Read More …

April 7th, 1964

And a Happy Birthday to a man of many faces…

Shakespeare, the Nicene Creed and The Quick and the Dead (revised)

The phrase has become commonly used as a title for works of popular culture, in some cases to describe the act of gunfighting. It also means that whether one is alive (the quick) or in the afterlife (the dead), God will still judge the sins of the individual.     

And then there were two…

I guess you’re thinking ‘What the heck was that?’ Because this version has absolutely nothing to do with the Russell Crowe movie we’re celebrating tomorrow (and getting a head-start on).

Ashokan Falls – 12

They’d driven to the garage, but Colin and Johnny had already closed shop. Chloe begged off going to the Tavern once again.  As much as Tina warned that she shouldn’t put off the inevitable, that it wouldn’t stop the Boyz from finding a way to pour all their interest and good-will on her, Chloe couldn’t Read More …

Ashokan Falls – 10

They agreed to meet back in the lobby when it came time to go to the clinic for her check-up and Tina left to take care of some errands. Chloe flitted around the room, opened drawers, examined the stained glass, and discovered the fully stocked refrigerator and cabinets. The real delight occurred, however, when she Read More …

7 Ashokan Falls – Crowe’s Point

  “Tina said you had a new job. What was it again?” John asked her as they trundled through the woods. He had to raise his voice a little over the loud rumble of the mule’s engine. “It’s with an engineering company. I’m a CAD operator.” At John’s look of puzzlement, she went on, “I Read More …