The Blarg!

March 13, 2017

 Studs recalled the properties Lotts had bought up before his death. He described the plot plan in the city archives, for a huge rebuilding project...and how it had Bricks Bennett's name all over it. M.T. Lotts' lots meant lots and lots...of money.

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March 8, 2017

 In his lavish office, Bricks Bennet was every inch the successful businessman. He greeted Studs Fedora warmly and invited him to sit, shifting into effortless small talk. Studs sat through chatter about sports, the weather, and fancy cars, waiting for Bricks to run do...

March 6, 2017

In an office the polar opposite of Studs Fedora's, the high-priced receptionist gave him the cold shoulder. Studs proffered his business card and insisted she take it to the man in charge. After all, he and Studs were old buddies.

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March 2, 2017

 An hour later Studs Fedora marched through the doors of the downtown office building where the rich and powerful made the deals that shaped the lives of everyone else. Overhead, the pediments glowered down at him in disapproval. Studs glared right back and passed them...

November 1, 2016

Detective Bloch pulled up the surveillance video.  While he scrolled through it, he asked if Studs Fedora saw anything new, but he didn't...until he did.  There it was, in all its grainy monochrome glory: a darkened street, Studs himself talking with Bricks Bennett, an...

October 25, 2016

 Bloch, the police detective in charge of the Lotts case, listened with a patient expression, clearly waiting for Studs Fedora to run out of breath.  So Studs simply kept talking until Bloch surrendered and led the way to the video terminal.

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October 20, 2016

 The next day when Cara went out, Studs Fedora did too.  He eased gingerly into his suit and made his way to one of his least favorite places. Studs saw himself reflected in the mirrored sunglasses of the patrolman leaving the station, and he paused to get his head on...

October 18, 2016

 Even drowning in Cara's embrace, Studs Fedora's mind was racing. The pieces simply would not fit.  But then, like a ton of building bricks, it hit him...and he knew what he had to do.

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October 13, 2016

 Cara told him to forget it.  She said she cared about Studs, not the money, and then she showed him how much she cared.  Studs Fedora promised to forget all about it...but he couldn't.

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