Monthly Archives: December 2013

In Auld Lang Syne

Vic is shivering in the damp, grey sand. His head is pounding from last night’s New Year’s Eve party, his tongue so swollen and his throat so parched he can barely swallow. The smell of Melanie’s coconut sunscreen still lingers … Continue reading

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Murder in the bag

Candy-colored Christmas lights are strung across shop windows, beckoning you inside. The festive sounds of the Nutcracker suite tinkle through loudspeakers, crystal-like droplets of music pelting your face like so many snowflakes caught in the dance of the Sugar Plum … Continue reading

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On the trail of the tiger

The fresh trail of blood glistens in the thick snow under the chilly glow of the full moon. The hunter sinks thigh deep in the wet crust, scrambling up the embankment after his prey. The frigid air cuts through his … Continue reading

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Fateful encounters in the New World

The fire crackles in the hearth, fragrant fir and pine needles whirling up like fireflies through the smokehole of the longhouse. Wrapped in rich beaver furs, the Elders pass the pipe around the circle, telling of stories from long ago, … Continue reading

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