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Swan Dive! Ch. 38: Covid Roulette

February 8, 2023

Nervous and tearing up, Ruby handed RayRay the letter. After unfolding and reading the single paragraph Ruby printed out on white copy paper RayRay teared too. Words with the best intentions can still hurt. “Thank you for being my friend and the best boss ever,” Ruby’s letter said. “Because of the continuing threat of Covid-19 […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 37: Truce

February 1, 2023

“Thanks for coming,” Marty Durkin said. Randall Lark walked into the small neatly decorated apartment. “You armed?” Durkin asked. Lark said, “What do you think?” “Me too,” Durkin said. “You want to put the guns on the table?” Randall Lark slowly drew a Ruger Max-9 from a shoulder holster and laid the loaded pistol on […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 36: Kiss the Sky

January 25, 2023

Telling herself not every woman can juggle three voices in her head, four if she counted her own, Kim Phillips got ready for work. Selling luxury condos was getting to be a drag. She wondered if she could sell boats instead. Hawking yachts could be fun. But she hated rich people more and more each […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 35: Feeling the Flutter

January 18, 2023

Flapping his arms as he picked up what speed he could muster in the hard-packed sand nearest the water, Sam Bennett began his wobbly practice run up and down the beach. Every morning at seven he practiced his takeoff, running as fast as he could to gain enough speed to lift off. Sam knew he’d […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 34: Moving Day

January 11, 2023

U-Haul trucks filled several parking spaces beside the swimming pool wall at RayRay’s Paradise. Standing at the top of the state-of-the-art apartment complex stairs, Ruby Arenas waved with both hands at her new neighbors who prepared to unload and move into their new homes. Ruby got so excited at what she jokingly called “RayRay’s commune,” […]

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