Category: Fiction

Civil War Series, Fiction

Civil War: Chapter Eight

Nancy Flanders sat perfectly still. Amanda Mateo fidgeted and rocked. Between lay a false statement and a pen. Amanda spoke. “I won’t sign that. I’ll write my own report. I should have spoken to the police yesterday. I’ll write my statement and give it you right now. But I’m not signing that,” pointing toward the …

Civil War Series, Fiction

Civil War: Chapters Six and Seven

Chapter Six “Evan, this is Roger.” “How’s it going? Where are you?” “I’m at home. Listen, I’m going to have to use a sick day today.” “Everything okay?” “Not really. It’s a long story. David got beat up pretty bad yesterday at school. In school,” Roger said. “Well, hell. Sorry to hear that. Don’t worry about …

Civil War Series, Fiction

Civil War: Chapters Four and Five

Chapter Four “Elizabeth, tell Amanda I need to see her on her planning hour.” Nancy Flanders’ assistant, Elizabeth Schneider, nodded her head, scribbled a note, and continued eating her bagel dripping with pineapple cream cheese and strawberry jam. Flanders returned to her office and closed the door. She sat and snatched the receiver from he …

Civil War Series, Fiction

Civil War: Chapter Three

Roger, David, and Natalie, drove home from the hospital in relative silence. It was already dark at six-thirty. Traffic was still snarled as drivers got used to the end of daylight savings. When they arrived home, David went to his bedroom and Natalie followed. The post-concussion protocol called for lots of rest, no electronics, and …

Civil War Series, Fiction

Civil War: Chapter One

Roger Thompson’s phone vibrated in his pocket. His boss, Evan, couldn’t hear the vibrating phone, but he noticed Roger’s distraction. “Do you need a minute?” Evan asked Roger. “No. Sorry. Damn phone won’t quit ringing. I’ll turn it off.” “Maybe it’s important. Go ahead.” Roger pulled the phone from his pocket and looked. Missed Call: …