Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Eight

Chapter 8The Missing Half “I don’t know.” Thurston patted his friend’s hand. He dreaded what he had to say next, but it was unavoidable. “Forsyth, there’s a problem. It’s already been used.” Forsyth looked up, and ochre leaked from the corners of his eyes in golden tears that absorbed back into his skin. “How?” “On … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Eight

Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven: A Friend in Need The autopsy results weren’t ready yet, so Thom took Thurston and Debtra to their hotel. Thurston made sure his student had been settled in, and then he caught a cab back to downtown. He didn’t realize he’d fallen asleep until he started dreaming. She traced her thumbnail under her … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Seven

Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Six

Chapter SixPotato Pancake Universe Thom brought them to the Fried Green Tomato, a Southern food cafĂ©. “Nice place,” said Thurston. “Do they have potato pancakes?” Thom waved to the heavyset guy behind the counter, who held up his fingers in a double “Peace” sign. “I don’t know, but I can ask.” Instead of turning right … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Six

Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Five

Chapter Five:A Strange Shadow “Are you kidding? I couldn’t sleep after a morning like that!” Bill Welby, the policeman who had been with the Lancasters that morning, told them after having answered the door of his much smaller house in the suburb of Irondale. He looked at his hands, which he’d clenched and stretched several … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Five