Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

THE WHISPERS OF WHEAT

Posted by melissa kandel on August 9, 2014 in Fiction | 1 Comment

“I wake up every morning and say to myself, ‘Son of a bitch, I’m still alive.’” It was the farmer, John Dittlesby, who said this between falsetto snivels of his wicker rocking chair. Before that he sat in silence, staring at an upturned floorboard on the porch that wrapped a dilapidated half-circle around Dittlesby Ranch. “Well, […]

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THE HANDS OF SALAMANDRE [PART 1]

Posted by melissa kandel on July 21, 2014 in Fiction | No Comments

“This story begins as many stories do: from the very start and from nowhere else in between. It is a tale about what follows that distinct moment in every great man’s life, when he must choose a path between defending his beliefs or else accepting his ultimate demise. And in this world of choice, where […]

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THE GOLDEN CLAIM-JUMPER

Posted by melissa kandel on July 12, 2014 in Fiction | No Comments

For as long as he could remember, Cash Silver thought his name unfitting but today – with only a bankrupt bar in Colorado and three dead goldfish to call his own – the thought was stronger than ever before. Cash Silver seemed right for a six-foot-four cowboy with bronzed skin and sweet whiskey breath or for […]

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AN INTERVIEW NEAR SIGNAL STREET

Posted by melissa kandel on July 6, 2014 in Fiction | 3 Comments

The subway car came to an abrupt halt.      “Signal Street!”      With a polite nod to the plumpish redhead whose morose stares he had endured for the larger part of his 57-minute trip from Eagleshead to Signal Street (“So sorry miss, didn’t mean to bump you there”), Daniel Plinkers departed the car, […]

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