Quiet Lost: Chapter 7

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 7

Saturday night, September 12

Neil slid under the covers trying to not wake Samantha.  She snuggled close to him, breath quiet and steady.

Sleep would be elusive.  He concentrated on slow breathing, hoping to bring his pulse down to a normal range.  He was furious with Brad and furious with himself that he allowed Brad to disrupt his family’s life with his sordid habits.

But which was stronger: his anger or exhilaration?  Continue reading

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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