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Swan Dive! Ch. 18: From RayRay’s With Love

September 14, 2022

Bleary-eyed as a potato liquor-loaded gulag guard, Russian bruiser Ivan Popov opened his Spyglass Apartment door and stared through red glassy eyes at the woman who had come knocking. “Nostovia,” the woman said in an Irish accent. “Let’s get drunk!” One half of Kim Phillips’ breakaway split personality, Tara pushed her way into the room […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 17: Shootout at RayRay’s

September 7, 2022

Stopping in mid-slurp, Randall Lark dropped his oyster on the half-shell loaded with horseradish and hot sauce. Wiping his mouth and hands on a white cloth napkin – RayRay insisted on white cloth napkins for the bar no matter how dirty they got or how much it cost to have them cleaned – he prepared […]

Swan Dive! Chap. 16: You Know Who

August 31, 2022

Ivan Popov’s eyes bugged out. “Fake? What mean fake?” Russian Mafia billionaire Borys Popov gave his dimwitted brother Ivan the kind of look he usually reserved for roadkill skunk and sewer rats. “Just what I said, Мудак, sacred Ukrainian cross one big bogus counterfeit hoax.” The politically connected mob chieftain had asked Ivan to stop […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 15: Aw, Shucks

August 24, 2022

Killing Durkin would end Randall Lark’s blood reprisal. Bringing the man who killed his baby brother to justice, as cops like to say, would be sweet. Just pull the trigger. Randall already owned a gun. He bought the piece on sale for $300 within a week of tracking Durkin and moving to Florida, a Taurus […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 14: You Talkin’ to Me?

August 17, 2022

Facing herself in the sparkling condo hallway mirror, posing in a cocky sideways stance with her arms folded across her chest, Kim spit scripted words like she was rehearsing for a remake of the famous Robert De Niro Taxi Driver movie. “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Talkin’ to me?” Screaming her lines […]

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