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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 11

Champ enjoyed working at the bar in the morning before it opened for business.  As much as he was a people person, he liked being alone with his thoughts and able to get tasks done in silence.  It also afforded … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 10

“Berkowitz!” “Berkowitz!” Champ groggily drifted back to consciousness.  He was confused, though.  No one had called him by his last name in decades. “Davy Boy, are you still with us?” He had not heard that despised nickname since he was … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 9

The Infinite Sheep was packed well beyond its intended capacity.  Had a fire marshal wandered in at that exact moment, there would have been two obvious problems. The first problem being that he would not actually have been able to … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 8

“Well if it ain’t the undisputed champions of Texas!” Detective Arturo “Chip” Bruno declared as he stood in the middle of the quiet bar like he owned the place. In fact, he did not own Maggie McGee’s.  It was owned … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 7

Aspen couldn’t remember how long she’d suffered from insomnia.  She liked to joke that she often lost sleep at night trying to figure out exactly when the problem had started. Because of jokes like that, Aspen had earned a reputation … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 6

Tex burst into Maggie McGee’s like he’d been shot out of a cannon. It was way too early in the morning for that kind of energy, so Champ, who was the only other person there, chose not to react.  Instead, … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 5

Police Officer Wally Wainwright was normally a very laid back and easygoing kind of guy.  In fact, he often went out of his way to be overly pleasant simply so he could neutralize the grumpy and acidic behavior of his … Continue reading

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What A Novel Idea

For those Modern Philosophers who have been wondering what has happened to Detective Bruno and Wally since I posted The Vanishing Corpse and The Vanishing Santa serials on the blog, I have an official update. One of the reasons why … Continue reading

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Career Opportunities

The four men sat on mismatched chairs around the rickety table in the dining room.  There wasn’t much furniture in the place, but spartan accommodations were all that were necessary in a safe house. The place was located in a … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 12

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving was also the day before Frankie Napkins’ birthday. It also became something else thanks to some creative thinking by Detective Bruno, who was truly torn about his decision and what might happen as a result. “So … Continue reading

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