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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 32

Joyce Ng was an avid runner who got in at least five miles every morning before she went to work.  She liked to joke that she had taken up running to put as much distance as possible between her and … Continue reading

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Is This The Line For The Can?

“Did you see the photos of all those people lined up just to get a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin?” Aaron asked. It was a Sunday morning in Maine, far from the United Kingdom.  The best friends were seated on … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 31

The infamous warehouse where all the trouble had begun was quiet.  This time, however, there was a boxing ring set up in the center. David “Davy Boy” Berkowitz once again found himself back in the ring.  He was nineteen, lean, … Continue reading

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Punting the Pigskin

“Are you ready for some football?” Holly asked excitedly as she pointed to her Patriots jersey. Aaron rolled his eyes and took a long sip of his Snapple. It was the first Sunday of the NFL season, and the best … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 30

Maggie opened the door that led out into the alley.  Wally stood there in full tactical gear, his gun pointed at the ground. “All clear?” he asked. Maggie nodded.  “It’s just the two of us.” Michelle stuck her head into … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 29

Vlak took a sip of his club soda and then checked his watch.  There was still no sign of Ng, but she was only a couple of minutes late.  There were very few other customers, so he didn’t feel like … Continue reading

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He’s (Not So) Ordinary

“Thank you for inviting me over to watch the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert yesterday,” Holly said sweetly and held up her coffee cup as if she planned to make a toast. It was the Sunday before Labor Day and the … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 28

Maggie’s go to setting when she was worried was Full Organizational Mode. Michelle observed this in amusement as she sipped her white wine and watched her friend reorganize the bottles behind the bar for the third time in the last … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 27

Wally, Ng, and Vlak stood in the middle of the nearly empty warehouse.  They wore tactical gear, which clearly had not been needed, and focused their attention on the four cardboard boxes that silently mocked them from a few feet … Continue reading

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Must Love Alliteration

“You know how I really suck at dating?” Aaron asked after taking a long chug of his Snapple. It was the last Sunday in August and the best friends were seated on their favorite bench next to the river.  It … Continue reading

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