Herschel, a Short Story by James Strauss

HERSCHEL Short Story By J. Strauss The ground didn’t seem wet at all from six feet higher up.  But Tom wasn’t that high up from it anymore.  Instead, he was on it, moving slowly through the forest in short scrabbling bursts.  He rested the right side of...
Tagged in Sierra Leone, Arch Patton Arrives in Africa

Tagged in Sierra Leone, Arch Patton Arrives in Africa

TAGGED IN SIERRA LEONE Arch Patton arrives in Africa By J. Strauss The Internet termed the place to be Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone, but no description was given, nor would it have served, not even for the seasoned African traveler. Those of life...
FULLY FUNCTIONAL, Short Story by James Strauss

FULLY FUNCTIONAL, Short Story by James Strauss

FULLY FUNCTIONAL Short Story By J. Strauss   Lieutenant Howard never ran with lightening speed. He was more controlled, as befitting his rank of lieutenant and position of shift commander. He moved with a glow across the spectrum of his small town fiefdom out on...
Zack, a Short Story by James Strauss

Zack, a Short Story by James Strauss

ZACK Short Story By J. Strauss   Zack prepared himself for the confrontation. Winter had been hard.  So very hard. He hadn’t really been ready for that kind of cold. He’d thought he was ready, but it was the wind off that lake that nearly did him in.  He’d been...
Roughy, Arch Patton Adventure

Roughy, Arch Patton Adventure

ROUGHY Short Story By J. Strauss Holder didn’t engage the man because he had a kid with him, not that the son-of-a-bitch didn’t deserve to be properly encountered in spite of the child.  Coffee shops suck in Boston.  They aren’t the warm fuzzy places that dot...