The Deuce – Chapter 5

She was miserable, sitting on a rock in her sweat. Every time she moved, the wind shifted to blow the smoke right into her eyes. Elena folded her arms across her chest as Bishop moved around the circle, laughing and sharing his…

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Until the End

"I heard about that trouble. I also heard that it ended.""Some things stop, but that doesn't mean that they've ended," Alan said. The crisis brought them together before, and now it's calling them back for one more round. Amber is being drawn…

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Factions

Lightning strikes, trees fall, meteors hit, and dogs attack.You never know what tragedy is right around the corner.You never know which conversation might be your last.The only certainty is that when people are trapped together and chaos erupts, they're going to break…

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The Deuce – Chapter 4

“That was a good night,” Bishop said. Elena leaned back in her chair and sloughed the jacket from her shoulders. All she could think about was the way that Bishop had just complimented the night. He could have mentioned how she had…

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The Deuce – Chapter 3

“It’s fine. Everything is going to be fine,” Bishop said. He was peering through the peephole, out into night, while Elena prepared her props. She had a set of crystals on a shelf just under the table next to her stack of…

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The Deuce – Chapter 2

Elena sighed and leaned against the drapes while the Great Madam Vadoma walked the client to the door and then shut it behind her. “You’re supposed to keep your mouth shut,” Vadoma said as she straightened the silk tablecloth. The inside of…

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The Deuce – Chapter 1

“Take my hand,” Bishop said. Elena raised her eyebrows and glared at him. “Trust me.” She held an indifferent hand out to him and he grabbed it. They swung their arms gently between them as they walked towards the midway. In the…

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Stars 2020

This is the landing page for my code update of Stern Stars (1978). The new software requires a daughter card plugged into J5 (based on an Arduino Nano). The documentation for how to build the card and the rules for the new…

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Notes from Maine – 8

Warning - because I quote my father, there is some profanity below. My father remains in the hospital. It’s not Covid-19 related. Just as the lockdown started, he had a couple of falls because he didn’t have any strength in one of…

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Notes from Maine – 7

Do you sometimes wake up and wonder where the dreams stop and reality begins? The last twenty years or so might not have happened. There’s no way to be sure. Sometimes I’m convinced that I’m going to wake up and it’s going…

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