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Out of Mind, Out of Sight

I winced as the coffee ran over the Styrofoam cup’s brim and down across my fingers like a white-hot phantom, my feet still moving as I negotiated the well-worn but filthy trail, my breath visible due to the low temperatures ...

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Trunkajunk, Cop Version

Officer Alex’s cop car is a rollling collection of...well, just about everything imaginable. Just don’t let me get to my trunk. Not a threat. Just a statement of fact... more »

Oct 16, 2014 On The Beat 1 Comments

The Flying Feathers of Chickenmageddon

“The Ridgecut.” Such a simple name for such a horrible stretch of Interstate, but that’s where we were because that’s the place a semi-truck hauling enough live chickens to feed Cuba on a Saturday night jackknifed ... more »

Oct 9, 2014 On The Beat

Throwing Us Under The Bus. Again.

Sorry, kids, but no stories this week. The truth? I prefer them myself, but on occasion I can’t think of awkward anecdotes because I’m too annoyed to focus on telling stories ... more »

Oct 2, 2014 On The Beat 2 Comments

It Was Raining in the Freezer Section

Tonight’s customer had fallen asleep (passed out?) on the railroad tracks behind the Emma Wheeler Homes. The scent of unemployment and apathy was balanced by the squealing laughter of children, and they made coming in here ... more »

Sep 25, 2014 On The Beat

Tales From The Pigpile

We spot him on the front porch of his house on Foust Street before he spots us, which is kind of surprising since we are very distinctly dressed as “cops” and he is a thief and a robber with three felony warrants out for his arrest. more »

Sep 18, 2014 On The Beat

Mementos Mori

I held a chilled crystal glass in my left hand while my right index finger traced the spines of a dozen books on a shelf just above my head, and I smiled to myself. more »

Sep 11, 2014 On The Beat

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