Category Archives: A Non-Murder Plot

Peyote and My Short Story

Years ago, I contributed a short story to a Christmas anthology that a friend was publishing. My piece was named “Santa’s Secret Helper” and it was a rather hilarious (and irreverent) take on what can go wrong when a curmudgeon … Continue reading

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Foods Can Kill

I often write about poisons and toxins that kill, but what better way to kill someone than with a substance that’s lethal but not so easy to detect. Such scenes make for good fiction reading, but a devastating reality is … Continue reading

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MOLLY – It’s Not Just a Girl You Used to Know!

The experience starts with a slightly bitter taste as it passes over the tongue. In a matter of minutes, a feeling of euphoria washes over you like waves. Soon a prolonged high kicks in (like an extended adrenaline rush) and … Continue reading

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Walking Corpse Syndrome

I admit that both my wife and I love to watch some of the medical thrillers and police procedural shows on television. We record them and, when time permits, we take a break from life and immerse ourselves into the … Continue reading

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When a Murder Is Not Really a Murder!

Yes, the title messes with my mind also. When someone dies at the hand of another, that’s labeled a murder. Sure, there are various degrees of murder—ranging from intentional to unintentional with legal terms such as 1st degree, 2nd degree, … Continue reading

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Am I Possessed or Just Becoming a Better Writer?

My guess is that the headline question has you thinking that I might be crazy instead. Well, that’s possible, but I’d like you to reserve judgment until you’ve read further. Something happened a few days ago that has me thinking … Continue reading

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