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A Celebration of Thrillers, Noire and Black Comedy by Pamela Lowe Saldana

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The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part IV

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. Part IV Drake recognized him from the jump. All arms and legs […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part III

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED Part III It doesn’t take long to get accustomed to a little […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic, Continued

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. Part II Nerts It’s not like Little Augie had it easy growing […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic

This is a story based on the truth. The names of the characters, the locale and the circumstances are historical and factual. I have taken liberty with some incidentals and the dialogue, basing them on the era, the situation and the characters involved. Part One It all started with what believers call the sweet science. […]

Lenny, a Serial; Part VI

Lenny had to play his cards just right so that Trish would allow her Civic to be towed. He wanted them to ride back to town together. “You wouldn’t let them tow your precious Ranchero GT,” she said. And she was right. She hardly said a word to him on the four hour trip. The […]

Lenny: A Serial, Part V

The first thing Lenny did was double check the parking lot. Trish’s white Honda Civic was nowhere in site. From there he drove to the exit and cruised through a convenience store parking lot, the one he knew she filled up at. She wasn’t there either. Then he took the interstate to Carrows where, Wendal, […]

Lenny; A Serial, Part IV

Lenny wasn’t what you call a morning person. He usually didn’t get into to bed until two or three a.m., so he didn’t get up until ten or eleven. And when he did get up, he wasn’t exactly a breath of sunshine. It was a quirk of his mostly otherwise affable disposition. Of course, Trish […]

Lenny; a Serial, Part II

Before Trish, Lenny had been burned by love–once. Her name was Rachel and she was young. They were both young. Rachel was a raven haired beauty with a great figure and fire in her veins. And she slept around–a lot. Lenny knew this about her. The first time they had sex they weren’t even on […]

Lenny; a Serial

So here’s the thing about Lenny–he was lucky. And he was happy-go-lucky. Back in the day, Lenny was totally cool with couch surfing. He lived in a few basements too, basements that he was supposed to remodel in exchange for rent and never did. Consequently he moved around a lot, but was never homeless. He […]