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Nagler’s Secret: Silence and tension

In NAGLER’S SECRET, the work-in-progress Book six of the Frank Nagler Mystery series, Ironton, N.J. Detective Frank Nagler and others have been examining an  old farm house that could be the headquarters of a shadowy outfit called Sunshine Farms. In … Continue reading

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Fossils

The sun will consume us in a few billion years. Gas billows blow across space, so quick in an instant we won’t have time to look up to call to scream to whisper those last unsaid words; dust. The gray … Continue reading

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Big NYC Award for DRAGONY RISING

I am honored and excited to announce that DRAGONY RISING, book 5 in the Frank Nagler Mystery Series, has been named a  DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE in the 2023 Big NYC  Book Awards. Dragony Rising joins other Frank Nagler Mysteries as multi-award … Continue reading

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Tired of war

Tired of war. Tired of towers falling Of remembering battles with piled dead Of reasons that have no truth Blustering babble, too much noise From thrust out medaled chests, Fists raised then pounding Launching sky shrieking Red-tailed smoke filled sunsets … Continue reading

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Remembering Kathy

We didn’t know her parents’ names. Just knew that she was driving from Maine to Virginia to spend time with them. It was a surprise to us all she was driving, since none of us could recall her having a … Continue reading

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Mending fences

I started this story in the spring, intending to enter it in a holiday story contest. I didn’t read the rules carefully enough: It was a Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday contest, and this is a July 4  story. It’s not done and … Continue reading

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A letter from a burning world

They pulled us off the line last night, kid.  Out of the fire. But the air is burning still, tastes of ash, smells like wet charcoal. It gets sucked into your skin, where it grinds into your pores. When does … Continue reading

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Nagler 6: NAGLER’S SECRET. Who is the yearbook girl?

Emerging in book six of The Frank Nagler mysteries, NAGLER’S SECRET is the identity of a woman who has appeared as a redhead, in a couple of blurry snapshots, and might be a women in an undated Polaroid photo in … Continue reading

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Out of a Covid fog, comes writing clarity

Turns out the very heavy cold I had for the past week was Covid. It was like being in a waking coma. Everything shut down to a narrow focus as my immune system attacked the virus. Real time didn’t matter—light … Continue reading

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A lesson from Robert Frost

Not to get all Robert Frosty, but we’ve been at this crossroads before And taken one turn or the other That seem to  circle back seeking light through a dim trail blocked  by near misses, misunderstandings, anger, blame, tears,  emptiness … Continue reading

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