Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers What’s Not Good for Someone Experiencing “Hard Times”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers What’s Not Good for Someone Experiencing “Hard Times”

This week’s Fractured Fragment is from “Hard Times” – the sixth Detective Jimmy Delaney story. “Hard Times” started by seeing too many commercials with women in blue dresses warning me to see a doctor if it lasts more than four hours (the things you see advertised on television now; why, when I was a kid…) … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Races Against Time to Stop Whoever Is “Killing Them Softly”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Races Against Time to Stop Whoever Is “Killing Them Softly”

This week it’s time to visit the fifth Detective Jimmy Delaney tale: “Killing Them Softly.” Writing a pseudo-speculative-fiction detective series, I often find myself looking for creative and unusual ways to kill people. It often reminds me of The Avengers (not the Marvel superhero club – the old British television series about secret agents Mr. … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about Living for Now and the Future During These Worst of Times
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Meandering Monday about Living for Now and the Future During These Worst of Times

The world seems to be in utter turmoil to many of us. The Russian invasion of Ukraine. The disaster in Afghanistan and the coddling of Iran’s zealots suggests terrorism on the rise. A doddering man who is incapable of leading the free world. Two years of stopping the spread. Lockdowns. Shut downs. Masks. Vaccines. Soaring … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”

This week we visit “The Right Idea” – Detective Jimmy Delaney story #3. I wrote “In a Flash” as a standalone short story, and thought that was it – but then Jimmy said “Hey, what about this other case, and “Mixed Signals” came to be. But once I let Jimmy in he wouldn’t go away. … Continue reading