The Cookies

Keith was following his usual routine, arriving fifteen minutes early at the high-tech military contractor where he worked. He flashed his badge for the guard, went up an elevator, weaved through the maze of cubicles, and eventually reached his own little workspace....

Timely Encounter

It was warm, balmy, and almost dark when Jan waved down a taxi while waiting outside the weather-worn beach hotel. The cab pulled up to where she was standing and then Jan climbed into the vehicle and said, “The Voux, please.” Soon they were cruising past the last of...

Gail

She was everything Bruce thought she would be. Smart with a great personality, and totally into him. Plus, Gail was great looking, even prettier than in the photos. He knew from text and phone conversations that she was a perfect fit for him. She was into biking,...

New Leaf

Ann smiled and proclaimed, “I’m going to cut way back on the wine and lose fifteen pounds – and keep it off.” “Specifics. How much are you going to cut back on wine? You have to give specifics for it to be official,” Carrie said. “Okay, okay. No more than two...

Alina

“Test.” “Yeah, I’ve got you loud and clear,” Agent Jake Smith said after hearing Alina’s utterance on his headset. He then checked the monitor mounted to the electronics console in the Porta Pet van. “We’re all set. Just remember to find a way out of there if things...

The Fallback Plan

“How can this be your “foolproof fallback plan?” Now I know why you wouldn’t tell me about it,” Alex said. Jason sighed, looked over, and said, “Like I told you, it had to be kept totally secret. We couldn’t have you Googling it or talking about it. The cops and FBI...