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Bruno Ain’t Never Gonna Change

I received some bad news on the quest to become a published author front today, Modern Philosophers. The publishing company that requested to read my manuscript sent a polite, personalized rejection email today.  They stated: “Unfortunately, it’s not quite right … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 13

Four out of five people in the hospital room looked utterly exhausted. Champ sighed heavily in his bed as he continued to replay his inexplicable time jump/near death experience in his head.  He muttered to himself and kept checking his … Continue reading

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The Undisputed Champions of Texas, Part 12

Champ stared at Tex in stunned silence as he weighed the secret his friend had just revealed. “Your parents were murdered?” he finally asked.  “Why is this the first time Champ is hearing about this?” Tex shrugged and slumped slightly … Continue reading

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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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