Sequence: The Watcher Watched (part two)

Posted by ractrose on 1 Jan 2019 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Eight The Watcher Watched (part two)             She knew this. And as Viola in silence pulled the door wide to admit him, Durco got to the point. “Miss Huey, did a man named Bruner get in touch with you?”   Freda found the smell by the […]

Yoharie: Neighborhood Watch (part six)

Posted by ractrose on 22 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie Neighborhood Watch (part six)             “I’m busy. Sit down over there.” And more friendly, looking over his shoulder. “Get you in a minute, bud.” Hibbler would sit, and maybe there’d be a printout, or a magazine, or a newspaper with a can of beer, that when he picked it […]

Sequence: The Watcher Watched (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 18 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Eight The Watcher Watched (part one)                 My soul waiteth for the Lord More than they that watch for the morning; I say more than they that watch for the morning.   Psalm 130:6     Nora Huey had gone with Boxer. Her husband […]

Yoharie: Neighborhood Watch (part five)

Posted by ractrose on 15 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Yoharie Neighborhood Watch (part five)           These steps, plain habit took him through. He looked, as he walked his beat, for new ideas, ones that could shed a forgiving light on the burden of his theme. Hibbler’s parade of memories, trodden out as he checked one side of the street, cars […]

Sequence: Alas Falada (part three)

Posted by ractrose on 11 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Seven “Alas! Dear Falada, There Thou Hangest” (part three)            She snugged her sash, and bending over Martin, traced his bare shoulder blade. Freda didn’t believe investigating noises was a man’s job, necessarily. She felt that Martin ought merely to be told what she’d been about when […]

Sequence: Alas Falada (part two)

Posted by ractrose on 4 Dec 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Seven “Alas! Dear Falada, There Thou Hangest” (part two)         “It’s her back that’s hurt, you bugger. No.” She withdrew a hand, that she flung in a gesture, adding, “My mother won’t work again. And a man like Bragg”—Miss Quincy addressed the journalist—“won’t be made to pay. Not […]

Sequence: Alas Falada (part one)

Posted by ractrose on 30 Nov 2018 in Fiction, Novels

Sequence of Events Chapter Seven “Alas! Dear Falada, There Thou Hangest”                     If thy mother knew they fate, Her heart would break with grief so great.   The Goose Girl     The mission house had been founded to shelter war orphans. The orphans had, many […]

Totem: To Be and to Choose (part four)

Posted by ractrose on 24 Nov 2018 in Fiction, Novels

The Totem-Maker Chapter Four To Be and to Choose (part four)             “Now he who is challenged may see fit to decline. If it be entered into the record that he has answered no, this is the same as to forfeit the right of dispute. Whatever is charged against him […]