Monthly Archives: March 2019

You Suck—And that’s good

We have an in-house vacuum that was here when we bought our home. We’d already replaced the hose and vacuum head twice in the last 15 years. Then over Christmas, we noticed that the head was cutting in and out … Continue reading

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Fountain of Nope

After our cat’s near-death encounter, we were told that he needed to drink more water. One of the ways to encourage him to drink more was to have a fountain. It seems that the sound of running water makes cats … Continue reading

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These Divided States: High Price to Pay, Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Callum French paused outside the Drugs Oversight Agency. Across the street from the brick building in downtown Phoenix, a strip club advertised happy hour from five PM to eight PM. Bail bondsmen offices grew like mushrooms in the … Continue reading

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Feeding the Addiction

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. Especially if it’s online and, you know, I don’t have to see people or interact with them. Since the kitty was hospitalized last week, I needed a distraction and so I … Continue reading

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Blocked

It’s been a heck of a week, and after this last weekend, I’m exhausted and fighting the beginnings of a cold. But enough about me. This is about my cat. You see, he went from being a very healthy, friendly … Continue reading

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These Divided States: High Price to Pay, Chapter 1

Chapter 1 2037 Outside of Phoenix, Arizona Jane Doe glanced over her shoulder. Across the street, people milled in Murphy Park, gathered in knots around the library doors, or lounged on the metal picnic tables under the desert willows, enjoying … Continue reading

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Building a World: These Divided States: High Price to Pay

All books start with an idea. Actually, they’re usually an amalgamation of several ideas. Take High Price to Pay. It started with the idea that legalizing some drugs helped to make certain states solvent and became coupled with the idea … Continue reading

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