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Excerpt From Cusper Rides Again
“Promise me one thing,” I said to Gadget.
“What’s that?” she asked.
“You won’t get us arrested,” I said.
She smiled, “You know I can’t promise that.” Read more »
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The Green Room
“She really is something,” Dr. Raul Villa said, watching the monitor in the green room.
“Hmm?” His companion said, looking up from his notes. “Yes, she is.” Read more »
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The Devil and Lester Filbin
“95 dollars?” Dr. Silas Martz hooted.
I stared at him and said nothing.
“You’re serious,” he said. “That’s it? That’s all the money you have? Nothing in savings? You have to have savings. At least two grand for an emergency. Something.”
“Seriously? Or are you just being melodramatic?”
I shook my head and said, “95 dollars.” Read more »
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Tomorrow Never Works (or, The Glass is Half-Broken)
All my life, I’ve been plagued by the notion that I can influence events. That through action, mind-set and commitment, I can, against all opposition, achieve my intended desire.
Despite an education that has taught me that the mind is the background noise of existence, that all action is futile, that the question of free will and determinism comprise doctrinal matters, I’ve clung to this premise of freedom. Read more »
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They’ll Come To Watch You Burn
Blake Morgan was not happy to hear from me. It was late, he had a life and he didn’t need a damned wild goose chase. So, I decided to drop the proverbial bomb. Read more »
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And Things Get Worse; or Matt Tomlinson On Ice
“You did this on purpose!” I shouted.
The allegation was met with a stony silence.
“At this point, with everything on the line, you decided this is the time to throw a power play?” I resumed. “I kept up my end, did everything I said I would but you said, ‘Screw you Cusper, time for paybacks.’”
I paused, but there was no response, no admission, no denial, just silence. The silver Saturn Ion can hold a grudge like no one else I know. Despite the oil change, the seat cover and the new hub caps, it had not forgiven me for our argument in the driveway when I had stripped out its relays. So it sulked and I was forced to call a tow truck. Read more »