Quiet Lost: Chapter 4

Quiet Lost is a story of betrayal, murder, love and lost love.  It will require several chapters to tell Neil’s story.


Quiet Lost

Chapter 4

Tuesday noon, September 15

Neil headed further southeast, paralleling the turnpike until he was just out of town. Several minutes before noon, he pulled into a parking lot riddled with pot holes.  Brad’s pickup looked at-home with the other vehicles parked at odd angles in front of an old pub.

The dim interior reeked of years of cigarette smoke. Wallpaper was yellowed and peeling from corners.  As the front door closed behind him, all natural light disappeared – the two existing windows were painted black. Continue reading

Quiet Lost: Chapter 3

Quiet Lost is a story of betrayal, murder, love and lost love.  It will require several chapters to tell Neil’s story.


Quiet Lost

Chapter 3

Tuesday morning, September 15

Neil threw his boots in the bed of the truck and pushed the clutch in with his bare left foot.  He hoped the needle pointing at E was typical fuel-gauge inaccurate; hoped he wouldn’t have to coast down the mountain to a gas station.   His wallet held enough cash for fuel and a new set of clothes, but after that he’d have to chance making a withdrawal from the bank to persevere more than a few hours. Continue reading

Quiet Lost: Chapter 2

Quiet Lost is a story of betrayal, murder, love and lost love.  It will require several chapters to tell Neil’s story.

Quiet Lost

Chapter 2

Tuesday morning, September 15

Tears streaked his cheeks.  The pain, the regret, the disbelief crippled any action.

Finally the cold of lake water in his boots convinced him to budge from his paralysis.  He pulled off his Bayfield dress boots and socks and tossed them toward the truck.  He rolled over on his hands and knees, pushed himself up on his feet as if he were an old man, not his robust thirty-eight years. Continue reading

Quiet Lost: Chapter 1

Quiet Lost is a story of betrayal, murder, love and lost love.  It will require several chapters to tell Neil’s story.


Quiet Lost

Chapter 1

Monday night & Tuesday morning, September 14&15

Yellow lines flew by endlessly…  He wondered where he was; he’d lost track several turns and rural highways back.  The road had been steadily climbing, switchbacks becoming tighter as he rose in altitude. Continue reading