The Duke, Part Twenty-Nine

The Duke, Part Twenty-Nine

THE DUKE Part XXIX Work at the club was different.  Darren could sense it as soon as he walked in.  The waitresses did not look at him or talk to him.  It was like he was not there at all. Normally, their chatter was all over the place, since there were, as yet, no...
The Duke, Part Twenty-Eight

The Duke, Part Twenty-Eight

THE DUKE Part XXVIII Darren slunk down in the back seat of the Corvair, bracing his arms and legs against the jerky half-wild movements of the car’s body as Jimmy drove even wilder than normal.  Star seemed highly entertained by the dangerous driving exercise,...
The Duke, Part XXV

The Duke, Part XXV

THE DUKE Part XXV   Sergeant Cross looked up at both he and Jimmy, but made no comment about why the other boy was there.  He simply waited, his tiny office filled by the three of them, two smallish chairs and the desk the sergeant sat behind.  There was no room for...
The Duke, Part Twenty-Three

The Duke, Part Twenty-Three

THE DUKE Part XXIII  Darren went back inside and began the real work of getting the place ready, the kind he made himself do well but didn’t like at all. The work he loved was with the people, not doing the scut work before anyone arrived, although nothing would be...
Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #80

Coronavirus (COVID19), Reflection #80

Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic, Reflection #80 June 22, 2020 Hawaii, and why the island of Oahu is important to you, even though you are not there. Hawaii held a prominent position in the Chicago Tribune newspaper this morning. The Tribune's article...