Adversary – May 7, 2021

–Animal cruelty. True-to-life profanity.1 Violence. Photo by Pixabay on [Buzz]2 Um. What?  What?! [Buzz] A fly.“A friggin fly!”Must’ve come in from the garage. [Buzz] Where did I put that flyswatter?Kitchen.  In the kitchen, idiot.“Ah. There it is.”Okay got the swatter.  Bet the booger is gone now. That’s okay. Leaves me in peace. … [Buzz]Continue reading “Adversary – May 7, 2021”

In-flight Repair – May 4, 2021

Photo by Pixabay on The AISE1 mid-point station suddenly wobbled erratically in black space.  No other way to describe it.  With no fixed point of reference, you simply assumed “wobble.”  Savinsky, Gorwin, and I started our EVA to try to reach external power controls.  Something was royally screwed.  The station experienced power fluxes. ThatContinue reading “In-flight Repair – May 4, 2021”

Stereotype – March 11, 2021

A typically cold, snowy, winter day in Rhode Island, it was not brutally cold, but windy and cold enough even properly dressed you were very quickly and dangerously uncomfortable.  Bob Zwick was a beat cop.  Not like London England or New York City beat cops who can comfortably walk a “beat,” a beat cop atContinue reading “Stereotype – March 11, 2021”

Lights, Camera, Action! – March 10, 2021

Consider the source… Friends, I’m busy. No more than usual, but with an edge; something I’ve not done before. It will demand my full attentions, so I can’t dream up a brand new piece for today, maybe tomorrow either. Dug into the vault and pulled a piece I did almost a year ago. A yearContinue reading “Lights, Camera, Action! – March 10, 2021”

Night Watch – March 9, 2021

Innuendo, couple of rude words, and some compromising scenes After retiring from the city PD four years ago I found I didn’t like fishing nearly as much as I thought.  Liked it so little I finally sold my boat and trailer.  Nobody wants to buy old fishing tackle, so I gave that to charity.  Continue reading “Night Watch – March 9, 2021”

Surveillance – February 28, 2021

“So, Reuben is it?  Your first ‘spouse’ surveillance for Schapwicz Investigations?” “Yeah.  So far pretty boring.” “Hope it stays that way.  Not our job to interfere.  Watch. Take pictures.  Evidence.” “We have to catch them, you know inflagrato?” “In flagrante delicto.” “Whatever.  You know, we need bedroom pictures?” “Not always.  In a hotel.  Someone notContinue reading “Surveillance – February 28, 2021”

Claxbury Episode VI – February 25, 2021

Claxbury CornersVI Second Thoughts Continuing to look back a few years, after what I’ve recounted so far from those late spring and early summer days, things-Claxbury began to pop like March irises.   Once you set things in motion you often better jump back or get run-over by events.  That was okay, except it seems eventsContinue reading “Claxbury Episode VI – February 25, 2021”

Romeo O Romeo – February 20, 2021

Claxbury CornersV Romeo O Romeo It didn’t look that I’d quickly make it home to a double Irish and feet up on the coffee table. Seeing as Drew offered, I left him to cover dinner and to finish his chat with Corrine.  From Madge’s Restaurant, I headed again down Main Street past the firebarn towardContinue reading “Romeo O Romeo – February 20, 2021”

Two-day Rule – February 18, 2021

Stewardship Delivered by truckBurning fossil fuel.Packaged in cardboardWe cannot reuse.Protected by pillowsUnfit for sleep.Insulated by peanutsWe cannot eat.Wrapped in plasticWe throw away. There’s no deposit.And no return.It doesn’t matter.It’s not my concern. After we destroy her,She will destroy us.It’s clear. Mother Earth –Recycles. — Writer’s Woe Six solid words lacking credible plot. — Two-day RuleContinue reading “Two-day Rule – February 18, 2021”

The Envelope – February 8, 2021

NSFW: Imagery and language Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric on My informant sent me to an alley that was a scene right out of a bad B-flick.  Snotty midnight rain didn’t help.  Across from the alley, a streetlamp crackled and snapped, struggling for enough confidence to at least try.  It wasn’t having much success.  ItContinue reading “The Envelope – February 8, 2021”