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About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I am the author of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series. "The Swamps of Jersey (2014); "A Game Called Dead" (2016) -- a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Indie Author Contest; and "The Weight of Living" (2017) -- First Place winner for Mysteries in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest.

New piece: THE STORY OF DEV. Police visit Theo’s house looking for Dev

New segment of THE STORY OF DEV. Theo is plowing through his presentation on the Louisiana  when he gets a visit from Office John  Ellingwood. A knock at the side aluminum storm door pulled him away from the table. Theo … Continue reading

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Look at all you’ve done: Maggie Doyne’s story

Things get better when someone demands they do, and follows up that demand by action. That’s not the right word. Things. Too  cold, too empty. Wrong. Lives. That’s better. Lives and hearts and minds. That’s what gets better. When hearts … Continue reading

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THE STORY OF DEV: What might Theo, Dev and Dimitri Yazov share?

In this segment of THE STORY OF DEV, Theo struggles to form his report on the Louisiana Purchase, but finds himself distracted  by the sounds of heavy rain on the tin roof of the barn, Dev’s absence and the discovery … Continue reading

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New title: THE STORY OF DEV. Theo finds a secret about the family of the school bully

In this segment. Theo goes to the town library to research the Louisiana Purchase for a class report. He learns something about himself but more important learns a secret about the family of school bully Bobby Danforth. Also, this is … Continue reading

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Fan mail from Sint Maartin?

What makes the  Internet fun – when you’re not being scammed, spammed. phished, hacked and generally annoyed—is when someone in an unexpected location visits your website. I periodically check the stats on my site to track users, etc. I also … Continue reading

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Until I learn

Buds swell, Life licked by a tongue of sunlight, The sigh of being rises in the dark Till green shoots penetrate the cold soil, the hint of hope That soothes a bruised earth. Earth turns The contrails of war, arrows … Continue reading

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SCALING THE WALL. Jacob schemes up a wall crawl challenge between Theo and bully Bobby Danforth

In this segment of my junior high school WIP, Jacob, the  really smart kid, tells Theo he is setting up a betting scheme for a wall crawl contest between Theo and Bobby Danforth. Also, the story has a new name: … Continue reading

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WIP: BETTING ON THEO. Dev enters the wall crawl challenge. And, um, is Theo falling for Dev?

In this scene from the WIP, BETTING ON THEO, a story about a middle school. Dev tells Theo she has entered the wall crawl challenge set up by their friend, Jacob. The scene also raises the question about how close … Continue reading

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Yoga girl

Light pours Sets sky to sizzle Burns a trail through darkness. Then you Eyes dark, soft, soon demanding. You coiled to give Open to accept; A question and an answer You ask and ponder. How much can be gathered in … Continue reading

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New ‘Betting on Theo.’ Dev hiding

In this section of what now is called BETTING ON THEO, Theo, the new kid in town, is chased through a neighborhood by the school bully and his friends. Passing an old factory, a gate opens and Theo reunites with … Continue reading

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