DC Noir, #1

Train door at the Pentagon station opens. On the platform are a man in uniform–a Marine– and a civilian woman. She hops on. He tells her it’s the wrong train. They proceed to debate through the open train door, growing more urgent as departure time approaches.

A Metro worker begins to laugh and points at the electronic signage. The woman relents and gets off.

It is quiet on the train, except for the laughter of the Metro man.

My Freelancer Site Is Live!

Hello there!

It’s a time of big changes. I’m moving, looking for a full time job, getting married–and this shake-up has made its way to my blog.

How are you liking the new theme? I think it’s much less distracting.

Don’t worry, all the great true-crime and dark content of this site will keep coming–and more, I hope, as I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel of comps.

I’ve been doing some freelancer work for the last year, and I’ve decided to set up a separate website and blog dedicated to my professional writing and editing.

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9 “Forensic Files” Episodes That Aren’t About Murder

Forensic Files proudly advertises its standing as the longest-running true-crime series on TV. Originally narrated by the magnificent Peter Thomas, the series serves up perfect twenty-minute stories of crime and justice.

But not all the episodes focus on murder, or even crimes. A good portion of the early-season episodes focused on mysteries beyond the scope of human justice.

Below are 9 episodes from Seasons 1, 2, and 3 that actually didn’t feature murder:

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What sort of time have I been born into
that we mark its passage by falling towers?

–A.R. Shely

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Not Dead

Just in grad school. And finishing my comprehensive exams to leave said grad school. And wedding planning.

Have been in advanced fiction seminar and am doing lots of good work there. Hope to share with you in due time.

Also have a new critic’s copy of a book I’m working on and some TV shows to review.

-ARS

Thank You, December Patrons!

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Happy New Year to you all! Thank you to my December patrons, who have an extra reason to celebrate 2018–access to a weekly newsletter and exclusive creative content. Though there numbers are few, their influence is outsize:

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Sassy’s First Christmas Tree

Finals are finally over! I’ve had a chance to put up the tree. This is the first year I’m holding Christmas away from home, so this is the first year I’ve had a tree in the apartment.

Sassy’s initial reaction had me concerned.

Tonight, in this episode of “Seconds from Disaster”….

I then caught her scoping out the tree…from the comfort of my freshly washed Christmas tablecloth!

This is what the law means when it speaks of “a guilty mind.”

With the tree decorated, and anti-cat mats and sprays laid around it, I was still surprised to find it intact when I got home today.

“Im just looking. Get over yourself, mom.”

Wishing all of you a very happy holiday season, and a Christmas without drastic feline intervention.

Thank You to November Patrons!

Special thanks to my November Patrons! Their support helps keep the lights on at this blog. Each and every one of you is a (festive) star:

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Sympathizers:

Adam Chaikof
Melissa Kershman-Chaikof
Alessandra Luedeking
Elizabeth Shely

Co-Conspirators:

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Join their ranks today! Along with supporting my short stories and poetry, all patrons get access to a weekly creator newsletter and monthly recognition here on the blog. Other levels get access to exclusive content by me and a share in creative control.