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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 1

“You’re probably going to be the first one here every morning, so don’t lose those,” Maggie announced as she placed a set of keys on the bar. Maggie McGee’s, the bar that shared her name, reminded her of a church … Continue reading

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Bedside Manner

“This is not at all how I pictured my Christmas going,” Aaron admitted from under the covers on his side of the bed. It was Sunday morning, the day after Christmas, and he was still tucked in when he should … 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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The Vanishing Santa, Part 11

Wally wasn’t sure how they ended up at the chessboards down along the river walk.  Bruno had a tendency to just drive when he was deep in thought, and the path was somewhere between The Scorpion Pit and he police … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 10

They drove in silence, which would normally have been perfectly fine with Bruno, but not today. “Out with it, Kid,” he demanded as his eyes remained focused on the road. Wally stared dreamily out the window like he was suddenly … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 7

Bruno felt a little stupid as he stood on the porch and knocked on the door, but a little stupid was an emotion that he could handle. Plus, what he was about to do was going to make everything much … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 6

“You mind if I put on some Christmas music?” Wally finally asked. The silence was killing him, but he was afraid to ask Bruno about what revelation he’d had from Viv’s stories.  So he figured music was better than nothing. … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 5

Bruno drove and Wally sat silently in the passenger seat.  The young officer understood that his mentor preferred quiet when he was in a bad mood, but then again, if everyone complied with that request, Bruno would be forever surrounded … Continue reading

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The Spare Bedroom, Part 10

Becky really loathed going to the grocery store since Jake’s indiscretions. Shopping had been an enjoyable task before then.  It had been an opportunity to connect with neighbors and customers, to plan new menu ideas for home and the diner, … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 4

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Ambrose was extremely ambitious when it came to her career.  No one knew it yet, but she planned to run against her boss in the next election. Once elected District Attorney, she intended to hold the … Continue reading

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