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Swan Dive! Ch. 44: One More to Kill

March 22, 2023

Churning from the west, a waterspout funnel cloud would have received less attention. Wide eyes followed the enormous parasail decorated with a smiley face as its canopy flailed from side to side in the darkening sky, spinning out of control above horrified crowds standing on Pier 60 and scattered up and down the rice white […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 43: Eight Miles High

March 15, 2023

All Margo could think to do was spin in circles. That’s right. Think. Humans reject the notion that gulls like Margot think or feel or do anything but scarf french fries and crap ketchup. Humans scarf fries and crap ketchup too. But Margot thought deeper philosophical thoughts than most Florida tourists, residents or the sitting […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 42: Becky Rules!

March 9, 2023

“I miss Kim,” Sam Bennett said. Tiny sparkling tears forming in the corners of Sam’s eyes reminded Ruby Arenas of little diamonds unearthed from an underground mine. “We’ll get her back, Sam,” Ruby said. “Where did she go?” “Deep inside herself,” Ruby said.   “So who is Becky?” “Becky is a figment of Kim’s imagination […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 41: White Russians on the Rocks

March 1, 2023

When Becky answered Kim’s cell phone on the first ring the Russian accent on the line surprised her. The only two Russians she knew no longer existed. The world breathed easier in their absence. Rest in pieces, comrades, she thought. “We have problem,” said the man with a tone colder than a vodka bottle in […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 40 Badaboomski!

February 22, 2023

Stretched out on a blue-and-white striped cushioned lounge chair on the top deck of Borys Popov’s Sunseeker 75 Yacht, Kim Phillips stared at the glistening Hawaiian Tropic suntan oil spread thick on her thighs. With the cold gaze of a fresh corpse, she stared through catatonic green eyes that recognized nothing and heard no one. […]

The Outlaw Steve Corbett ink splotch