Category Archives: Short Stories

“The General says he wants you.”

THE CALL CAME IN on Kate’s cell phone too early on a Monday morning. She was up but not necessarily coherent. “What?” “It’s Kurt Pletnikof, Kate.” “Your name on the display was the only reason I answered,” she said. “What?” … Continue reading

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“Except maybe all the ones she put in jail, and sometimes I’m not so sure about them.”

…although this dentist she took me to in Anchorage, Dorman, was okay, even if he was way too tan to be an Alaskan. He likes Kate, I can tell, but then every man she’s ever met likes her. Except maybe … Continue reading

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“…and enemies, which were legion.”

The prosecution had rested the day before with an air of relief. The defense had recalled the investigating officer that morning, extracting without difficulty more evidence over time of many of Washington’s — the defense here coughed deprecatingly — family … Continue reading

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