Reiniger #1 – The Bus

I see my target even though I’m nearly sitting in the back of the bus. Luckily, the seats are more or less half full this time of day. Don’t get your hopes up, I’m not an optimist by nature, but I do appreciate it when serendipity decides to make an appearance. You see, I’m going to kill someone on this bus today. Not just today, … Continue reading Reiniger #1 – The Bus

Detective Darby #14 – The Awakening

Upon waking up, the first thing that I noticed was, once again, the blinding brightness of the light. I cannot seem to escape its assault on my senses, sight specifically. Secondly, the realization that I was on a couch hit me, but it was not the couch in my office. As a matter of fact, this place had all the tells of a woman’s touch. … Continue reading Detective Darby #14 – The Awakening

Detective Darby #13 – The Quench

As the bartender humored me with a refill yet again, I took a moment to ponder that first drink of the morning that started me down this road. To clarify, it is not a path to redemption or anything as uplifting as that but a fork in the road and very much a beaten path when it comes to personal experience. I’ll tell you one thing; the … Continue reading Detective Darby #13 – The Quench

Detective Darby #12 – The Thirst

I suppose you could say that I woke up caught in the crossfire of depression and an intense thirst for all things fermented. Truthfully, I did not sleep at all. The gears in my head clanged and ticked with a mechanical precision somehow achieved despite the chaos. While we’re on the subject of truth, I never even made it home after my showdown at Lucky’s. That … Continue reading Detective Darby #12 – The Thirst

Detective Darby #11 -The Warning

As I laid helplessly on the floor, my mind was beseeching me to move, but my body refused to do as instructed. All I could do was wince as the second goon walked menacingly towards me, dragging the legs of that barstool across the floor. The stool fiercely screeched as if mired in agony, and its only respite was to unleash all that it had built up at … Continue reading Detective Darby #11 -The Warning

The Twincess Diaries: Cora’s Rules of Engagement Edition

  General Notes: Paci, always have a paci hand. Seriously, the paci. Beverage Service: Bottled water, but only one that is chilled to perfection at a frosty 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the bottle needs to be the last cold one in the house and you need to be drinking from it to begin with. Reminder: I wasn’t kidding about the paci. Let me be clear, … Continue reading The Twincess Diaries: Cora’s Rules of Engagement Edition

Detective Darby #10 – The Work

I’ve always felt strange in architecturally elaborate banks. It’s much like strolling into one’s tomb to get a feel for eternity. Perhaps, I simply did not like it, because I’ve never had enough money to join their little club. Waxing aside, I turned my attention to my associate, Conan Gray. Apparently, I’ve taken to referring to my seldom seen cohorts in a manner suggesting that we associate far … Continue reading Detective Darby #10 – The Work

Detective Darby #9 – The Deal

“Are you going to answer me, or are you going to sit there and try to look cute?” Stan asked. I always imagined what it would sound like if he ever gave someone a compliment. Luckily, I have a vivid imagination. Like me, he likely saved all of his compliments for Alice. “I’m flattered, but I think you’re taking the brothers in arms thing one … Continue reading Detective Darby #9 – The Deal

The Twincess Diaries: The Dinner Review Edition

Dinner: Organic Kale, Sweet Mango and Baby Carrot Puree 4 out of 5 stars   “DELICIOUS!! I have NEVER, and I do mean never, tasted something so sweet, so rich, so divine as this exquisite baby food puree made lovingly by Incubator. Everything about it was pure perfection-the balance between sweet and savory, the smooth texture, the pleasing green and peach color palette, everything!”     Dinner: … Continue reading The Twincess Diaries: The Dinner Review Edition