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 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...

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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