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Johnny Agenda - By Brian Law

The Deputy, nearly out of breath, rushed into the Sheriff’s Office where his Boss was dozing in his chair, his boots up on his desk, his hat covering his face. “Sheriff, Sheriff, ya gotta come right now! Somethin’s bad gonna…

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Fierce - By Brian Law

The two old men, lifelong friends, sat together at the rear of the small cafe. It was what they did each Thursday morning since they had ‘retired’ from The Family. They talked about old times, old rivalries, old rivalries settled.…

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Dwight . . . from Testing - By Brian Law

"General, I have a question,” one of the engineers announced from the back of the room.

 

“Yes, Jim, go ahead. I remember you from my last visit,” the General replied.

 

“Sir, our Company’s first contract with the Defense Department was…

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Who's Leon - By Brian Law

It was the typical Sunday family dinner at the Franchetti’s house with the usual assortment of aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters in attendance. And, of course, Grandpa Franchetti. 

 

Grandpa was the patriarch of the family and always sat in the…

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Dry Run - By Brian Law

He waited at the bus stop across the street until he saw the sign on the bar change from ‘Closed’ to ‘Open’. Bars were few and far between in this remote part of Oklahoma, which was fine with him. He…

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A Range of Emotions - By Brian Law

Rory looked at the business card again and then up at the man across from him at the large desk. “So, this is the place, right?”

 

The man smiled and replied, “Yes, Mr. Avery, you’re in the right place.” He…

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Alligator Problems - By Brian Law

The blood stain on the carpet of his motel room was really the only tell-tale remnant of what had happened. That and the dead alligator in the bathtub. He turned up the air conditioner, switched off the bedside lamp, and…

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Don't Open the Safe! - By Brian Law

The two men approached the counter at the nursing home and one of them said to the clerk, “We called this morning. We’re here to interview Mr. Castle.” Both men showed their detective badges to the clerk and waited.

 

The…

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The 25th Word - By Brian Law

The quiet in the room was broken by a very slight knocking on the door. The man in the room preferred absolute silence and his underlings knew well what happened when that silence was broken without a very good reason.…

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Overdraft - By Brian Law

Jake smiled, closed his eyes, and tossed his dart.

 

“Oh, my God!” someone yelled. “That’s seven bull’s eyes in a row! Without looking!” The crowd in the little bar went wild, some high fiving each other frantically and others slapping…

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The Cook - By Brian Law

The monks shuffled single file into the dining hall, their hooded heads bowed in silence, their hands clasped together. The morning fare had been arrayed on the long table and was the same as always . . . hearty soup,…

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The Potato Farmer's Wife - By Brian Law

He checked his watch, thought for a moment, and then finished writing the story: "As the two men stood in the doorway to the huge potato shed, the banker turned to the farmer and joked, “Joe, you could bury a…

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