Changes to Ham
If you’ve already read Chapter 6 of Bedeviled Ham, I just had a brainstorm while in bed and came out to add a few more lines. I think it’s a better ending than what I posted several hours ago. Of course, that’s my opinion, but I’m not overly fond of “The Lady or the Tiger” type of ending. This gives a bit more closure to the story. Hope you approve.
Bedeviled Ham - Chapter 6
Previously Perhaps pain was a clarifying agent. Ham realized that if there was one time in his life where he needed to use his wits, this was it. Nathan was ready and almost eager to put an end to Ham’s life, and if Nathan’s story was to be believed, Ham knew that choosing death now would not turn happily into him being alive and well tomorrow. So much for the perfect life. Nathan...
Bedeviled Ham — Chapter 5
Previously The pain throbbed into being at his shoulder, just a modest bubbling of discomfort surfacing from some unseen source. It swished about up there until, as though by accident, it tipped downhill into the biceps, picking up speed as it went and, with it, a subtle sharpness to its ache. The pit of inner elbow slowed the movement, caused it to pool and concentrate, but only briefly. Then...
Rummy - chapter 5
Previously. The paper was crinkly, like it was really old, and smelled a little like the basement. The letters were small and the words were crammed close together. It was a plain sheet with no lines, and I guess that’s why all the lines slanted down, like they were falling off the page. Dearest Rachel, I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry. I should have listened to you. You knew Ricky was no good....
'Tis the season for anticipation
Due to circumstances beyond our control, aka LIFE, we have gotten a bit behind with the posting of chapters. All is well, so fear not! During the week of December 5th, you will see Chapter 5 posts for “They May Not Mean To But They Do,” “Bedeviled Ham,” and “Rummy.” The week of December 12th will be the week to wrap up, no not gifts, all five of the stories....
Welcome to Boomtown - Chapter 5
Previously Floating. Earl tried to open his eyes, but the lids were too heavy, so he continued floating. He couldn’t feel his limbs, but this didn’t worry him. He remembered floating a few other times in his life; times he had intentionally tried to forget since they always had something to do with the bumps on his head. Mary. Mary and floating. He remembered now. He met his wife...
Bedeviled Ham - Chapter 4
Previously Ham ran outside and ducked into a gangway. He worked to compose himself. He was hyperventilating and he could not think straight. He just couldn’t seem to comprehend what was happening. He rubbed his face and wrung his hands and mumbled to himself. “That’s it. I know what I have to do.” Passers by looked at Ham a little sideways, but he didn’t even notice. He had made his decision. He...