Category Archives: The Nod

A Contest for readers…


I love music. Simple as that…and it has a way of seeping into everything I write. So, as a contest, I’m offering up a painting, done by yours truley, of whatever you want. Just be the first to tell me … Continue reading

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The Nod: Chapter 8. “Running”


“How did you shoot the guard?” “I didn’t.” “There were three of you in the vault. “You. You’re brother. The guard. “You said your gun wasn’t loaded.” “You’ve been lying to us.” “Where is the money?” “I don’t have it.” … Continue reading

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The Nod: Chapter 7. “Bullets”


“We have everything?” “I’m good.” “Yup.” “Is your gun loaded?” “No. Is your gun loaded?” “Of course it is. Why the fuck wouldn’t it be?” “We’re not here to kill people.” “No. We’re here to rob that mother fucker,” A … Continue reading

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The Nod: chapter six. “On Returning”


“Why did you come back to me? When your brother stabbed you. Why me?” “I don’t know.” Soft light, heavy shadow. “We hadn’t seen you since the wedding.” “It was a good wedding. You looked pretty.” “We thought you were … Continue reading

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The Nod: Chapter Five. “On Loss”


“The stain is still on the carpet. I had to move a chair to hide it.” “From that night?” “You lost a lot of blood.” “The fucker stabbed me.” Hatred. Hatred burning from a dark patch under a green chair. … Continue reading

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The Nod: Chapter Four. “Masks”


“Why can’t you wear a normal mask like the rest of us?” “What’s wrong with this one?” “It’s a fucking bunny.” * “Look who we got here.” “Take the sack off.” “No, no. He can figure it out.” A kick … Continue reading

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The Nod: Chapter Three. “Rivers and Pools”


Rivers and Pools “Go deeper.” The knife slides across the cheek, blood following the blade. “Think this will work?” “It would work on me.” A larger knife is pulled out. “You ready to talk yet?” “Take it off.” The hand … Continue reading

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