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DARRELL VICKERS – CHAPTER THREE: DANCING WITH MR. D.

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2019 by segarini

Meanwhile, Mike’s murder-for-hire-gone-awry was still a very long way from getting un-awryed. The expensive landscaping and whimsical topiary without gave no clue to the angst and agita swirling around within its mock-Tudor magnificence.

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Bob presents – Beware the Bat UPDATED!

Posted in Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2019 by segarini

Gotham City wasn’t built to let in the light. Even on the sunniest days, it remained dim and even dark on the crowded sidewalks, because Gotham has a thing for tall buildings standing side by side, on both sides of the blvds, avenues and streets.  Towering over the downtown  populace like Sentinels.

Keeping some feeling safe, and some feeling trapped.

Keeping the Light out.

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DARRELL VICKERS – CHAPTER TWO: THERE’S GOT TO BE A MORNING AFTER

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2019 by segarini


MALIBU:

Cat Stevens once sweetly crooned that morning had broken. At ‘Bu House, it was morning and everything in sight was broken. There comes a time when the reveler must recompense-in-full the staggering price for his or her unconstrained jollification. That ugly, torturous – and quite often liquid-infused – occasion was “now” for the sorrowful survivors of this ‘Bu bash. The glorious rising sun only spotlighted the sheer worsomeness and carnage on display. Moaning, stricken bodies were strewn about the room like the French after the Battle of Golden Spurs. People were passed out in limpid pools of snack food and cold cut vomit. Some their own. Some donated by strangers. Dionysus had fled the building and only damned Oizys remained.

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Darrell Vickers – ‘BU HOUSE CHAPTER TEN: HOT DUCKITY-DIG

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2018 by segarini

Once again, comfortably ensconced beneath a swayless palm, Tiberius continued to supervise the divinely dictated duck dig when lo! His singular and irrefutably great noggin received a cosmic command so powerful; it would have flambéed the occipital lobe of lesser prophets.

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DARRELL VICKERS – CHAPTER NINE: CRIME AND A WHOLE LOT OF PUNISHMENT

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2018 by segarini

To some, the rising sun brings the promise of all that is possible. It bathes the world in light, warmth and hope. Birds joyously sing in tribute to its wondrous quotidian arrival. Church bells peal in celebration of a new day being birthed. Cranberries pretty well don’t do anything at all – but they’re the exception.

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DARRELL VICKERS – ‘BU HOUSE: CHAPTER EIGHT THE WAGES OF SUN

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2018 by segarini

The noonday sun was not so much a “red and ruby chalice” as a “brain-cell deep fat fryer.” While the weather where the ocean meets the land is as cool and refreshing as a mermaid’s breath, the temperature rises one degree for every foot you step eastward from the PCH. By the time you reached the Cult Mansion, you could smelt base metals in your hat. It was so hot, people were envying Jeffrey Dahmer’s fridge victims. It was positively molten.

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DARRELL VICKERS – CHAPTER SIX: THE CULT

Posted in Fiction, Serialized Book with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2018 by segarini

A 1976 Jeep Laredo tore through the desiccated Malibu hills. Dirt and pebbles, abruptly torn from their slumbers, rose in umbrage in its wake. These uber-skinny, impossibly windy roads are L.A.’s great equalizer. No matter how rich and famous you are or how Versailles-like your digs, every time you pull your imported sports car out of the driveway, you risk receiving a mouthful of delivery truck. Or Jeep – because the girls were testing every known law of physics, especially centrifugal force, as they careened their way back to The Cult Mansion.

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