excerpt from The Distance Between Us

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I’m squeezing my eyes shut to keep the dirt out, but I can hear a car coming so I have to look to see if it’s her. So I hold my hands over my face like if I’m crying but just to keep the dirt out, and I open my fingers a little and I open my eyes a little …

excerpt from Until This Is Over

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He came down the road in no apparent hurry, slowing now and again to gaze into a window of a house as he passed. It was a Monday and the new year’s holiday and things were quiet on the street, kids and adults alike sleeping late, stores closed, no place anybody needed to be. No cars. A jet high overhead, …

excerpt from The End of Days

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As soon as the officers entered the house the heat and the stagnant air assailed them, stopping them within a few steps, pushing them gasping to the windows, which they threw open to the flow of a light breeze. They greedily gulped the fresh air, pulling their long shirtsleeves across their brows. After a few moments, they began searching the …