The Blarg!

April 3, 2017

Maybe Bricks and Lotts had drinks together, maybe they didn't. But neither one of them wore lipstick the exact shade of Cara's, the shade he had seen on one of the glasses. In the days since, Studs Fedora had seen that shade of lipstick many times...up close.

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April 3, 2017

 Studs recognized the two thugs at the graveyard, and later realized they had been at the hotel. But somehow the thugs were waiting for them--how had they known where to find Studs and Cara? Then there was the little matter of the hotel itself...

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April 3, 2017

 The scowl on Cara's face hurt Studs Fedora more than a bullet ever could...except physically.

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April 3, 2017

 The police had it all: Bricks Bennett, his hired thugs, the real estate deal gone wrong. There was only one piece missing from this set--Bricks' accomplice and partner in crime.

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April 3, 2017

 She burst through the door and flew into his arms, but the music didn't swell and the audience didn't applaud. Studs Fedora pushed Cara away and told her about Bricks Bennett's arrest...and how he had admitted everything.

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April 3, 2017

 After leaving Bricks Bennett, Studs Fedora went back to his office. He wanted a drink; in fact, he wanted many drinks. But he needed to keep a clear head. Or did he want a clear head and need many drinks? He couldn't decide. Cara Lotts was coming soon, and they had un...

March 20, 2017

I got this text message a couple of days ago, inquiring of my availability to perform a magic show. At least, that's what the text reads. The subtext, though, reads, "I AM A SCAMMER! EVERYTHING I AM SAYING IS DESIGNED TO TAKE YOUR MONEY! SCAM SCAM SCAMMITY SCAM!"

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March 13, 2017

 Bricks Bennett fell to pieces in the face of Studs Fedora's questioning. He confessed that it had happened just the way Studs figured. Then he had contacted the two hard cases from his construction company to help him clean up. But Bricks never expected that Studs wou...

March 13, 2017

 However it happened, Merton Lotts went out the window.  Maybe his last view was of property he owned, or maybe it was of the squalid alley where he would soon meet his end. Studs Fedora figured it didn't matter either way, because the story wasn't over yet.

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March 13, 2017

 Studs Fedora speculated that Bennett and Lotts met to discuss the real estate deal over cocktails--but the conversation went sour somehow. Maybe Lotts refused to sell, and maybe Bennett got a little more emphatic than he intended...

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