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MAD 10/10 Conclusion   10/3/2018

********** -Conclusion- ************ It has been nearly three years since I followed Warren to the island. We got into Miami just as aftershocks started to rocking the New England states. Things


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MAD 9/10   10/3/2018

********** -9- ************ With reverse thrusters on full before it ever hit the pavement, the small corporate jet rocked the aging motor home parked under the trees at the end of the runway. Rol


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MAD 8/10   10/2/2018

*********** -8- ************ Entering the dark trailer, a single candle light could be seen at the end of the hall while the sound of music waffled its way back to them. “. . . And you run and


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MAD 7/10   10/2/2018

*********** -7- ************ By means of food and a brief nap taken while held captive between the warm bodies of her captors, Ginni had regained a bit of her normal self. “She’s awake.”


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MAD 6/10   10/2/2018

_______________________ *********** -6- ************ Mina remained somewhat aloof from her at first.


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MAD 5/10   10/2/2018

“But dad. Yes I know. However, you’re the one that moved. We’ve been over this a thousand times. Why don’t you come back into the city? My apartment is more than big enough for both of us


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MAD 4b/10   10/2/2018

“Did you study philosophy in college, Mr. West?” “Don’t you have my records yet?” “They aren’t making all of them available to me. They tell me that they are classified.” “


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MAD 4a/10   10/2/2018

“Where is it?” “What?” “Your bra, my dear. Where is your bra?” “It’s in my purse.” “Set your purse up on the table and open it. Pretend that you’re getting somethin


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MAD 3/10   10/1/2018

“This wasn’t easy you know.” “They’re desperate.” “What is it that you have that they want?” “A time bomb. If they don’t let me go by Tuesday morning, it’ll be in the m


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MAD 2/10   10/1/2018

********** -2- ************ “Tell me about Mina Dias, Mr. West.” “Still refusing call me by name Ginni?” “I’ll make a deal with you, Mr. West. Let me hear you call Mina by name a


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MAD 1/10   10/1/2018

Note: This was written in the early 90's. It's ALL original and mine own conjuring. There is nothing stolen from any other source. As you read, you will begin to understand why I preface t


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The Grand Escape (11 of 11)   9/26/2018

“Nick! Darling, are you still with the living?” Calling me back from a shadowy world of serenity and peace, Doreen opened my eyes with a contemptible swipe of a cold, wet cloth across my flesh.


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The Grand Escape (10 of 11)   9/26/2018

The evening went as fast as a teenagers first date. We walked we talked. In the course of time Doreen grew more at ease with herself and the situation I had so arrogantly placed her in. We eventually


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The Grand Escape (8 of 11)   9/26/2018

I aimed our little red wagon north at the intersection where the old gas station sitting on the corner. Somehow it now looked worse to her than it had the night before. Dirtier. More abandoned. I


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The Grand Escape (9 of 11)   9/26/2018

“Be still.” Doreen sat twitching on the seat like a dog left holding a cookie on the end of its nose and being told not to eat it. “They say patience is a virtue?” “I’m not feeling part


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The Grand Escape (7 of 11)   9/25/2018

We are never the best judges of what is meaningful and what is trivial in our lives. The accidents of time and place change the script and later we say it happened on purpose. —John D. MacDonald


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The Grand Escape (6 of 11)   9/25/2018

I woke on the couch to the sound of a tractor fading off into the distance. Doreen lay quietly asleep in the bed hugging the pillow that had given her solace through the night. We had ended the even


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The Grand Escape (5of 11)   9/24/2018

The little motel was just as I remembered it. There were ten separate cabins with a centrally located office which I remembered having an elderly manager calling home. The cabins were a product of t


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The Grand Escape (4 of 11)   9/24/2018

As my van began its gingerly roll back toward that deserted intersection, I wondered just what it was that kept Mrs. B. at arms length from me. Was it the motherhood thing? No, reasoning and hormone


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The Grand Escape (3 of 11)   9/23/2018

As planned, the red primered Econoline rumbled to a halt at the intersection fifteen minutes after Mr. Mike’s Lincoln drove past it back into the city. With the radio blaring some sad sack cowboy s


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The Grand Escape (2b of 11)   9/23/2018

I left Mrs. B. with instructions as what to wear and how to wear it. I had her make her own reservations on the ten o’clock shuttle to Chicago. Coach. Furthest seat towards the back that she coul


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The Grand Escape (2a of 11)   9/23/2018

Mrs. Doreen Gwendlyn Brumlevy bathed while I finished a days worth of work in an hour filled with dreams, visions and second thoughts. I thought about what she had said. It was true. She had much m


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The Grand Escape (1 of 11)   9/23/2018

As I watched the gray Aston-Martin tear out of the drive, I knew that it had been Jonathan Brumlevy who had ended the argument with a slamming of the door. Lately it seemed as if that was all they we


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The Grand Escape (Prologue to 11 chapters)   9/23/2018

No one need read the prologue unless you wish to understand the story from a slightly philosophical vantage. But feel free. I wouldn't have written it if I didn't think it added color. _____


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Twin Towers   9/21/2018

Jesse had been married for four decades to the same woman; the same woman who had denied him the pleasure of sleeping in the same bed, the same bedroom. A force to be dealt with at the work place, he


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The Chrome Donut   9/21/2018

It was about the same time of year as this that we had finally gotten to the point where we each agreed to meet at the “chrome donut” in Millennial Park, Chicago. I’m not sure why I agreed to h


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Darkness Before Light (3 of 3)   9/17/2018

I woke as a strong gust of wind blew in through the shattered glass window. Not completely cognizant of where I was I watched a pair of swallows playing follow-the-leader before vanishing from my sig


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Darkness Before Light (2 of 3)   9/17/2018

Holly and I sat naked on the front porch swing until the full force of the fast moving front drove us back into the house. The white-blonde hair on her arms bristled at the sharp temperature change as


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Darkness Before Light (1 of 3)   9/16/2018

Martha had made good on her promise of no unchaperoned dates until I began attending church with her. What had been an occasional holiday became every Sunday and after proposing, Wednesday nights as


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Second Chances   9/14/2018

She introduced herself as Ms. Parks to the class, but I already knew her as Phyllis.  Phyllis lived with her parents who the summer before had moved into the apartment next door to my estranged fathe


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Window Dressing   9/14/2018

When I first got married, we moved into an apartment that was several miles outside a sleepy farm town. What had once been a wireless communication building had over the years been reclaimed as a pri


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