Category Archives: novel

Different Paths Pt 6

The call came in at Paul Smith’s office in the Lottery Commission office a little after 6 PM.  He’d stayed knowing that the call would come. “Why the fuck didn’t you call me the moment this tragisty of a press … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 5

Time passed, as time always does and eventually after a lot of phoning around to both networks permission was granted to use the NBC footage for a joint interview the next morning.  NBC retained the rights to use it for … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 4

Nancy Nguyen was excited by the new position.  She had worked for a startup oil exploration app that had ultimately failed, but she’d learned a lot.  She’d worked for a distant cousin’s political campaign in Harris county that had succeeded … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 3

The two Texas Lottery employees looked at each other in shock.  When they’d agreed to allow Mr. Blaine to speak they’d had no idea what was coming. “Did that just happen?  Did we just use a state office to help … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 2

The man approached the platform and looked out across the “crowd”. The Chronicle had sent someone from the Austin office.  The American Statesman had sent someone as well.  The local NBC station had at least noticed the announcement that the … Continue reading

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2016 Novel- Different Paths

“He wants to what???” “You heard me.  He wants to actually address the media when we give him the big check.” “What do we actually know about him?” “Well, he works for the city down there.  Or did.  I’m not … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Ten

Juan V. Caycedo looked out the windows of the Presidential Palace in Bogata and worried.  He worried from the moment he woke to the moment he went to sleep often twenty hours later.  He worried about the Europeans always interested … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Nine

James Smith looked out from the rail of the M.S. Acoma at San Diego.  He had always found the Mexican practice of naming ships for inland towns and cities curious, and this was no exception.    He’d never been to Nuevo … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Bonus Material- The world of “The Four Republics”.

The Four Republics has been floating around in my mind for nearly a decade now.  It departs from our own timeline somewhere in the early 1800s, with Hamilton and Burr reaching a personal detente rather than fighting a duel. Hamilton … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Eight

“Gentlemen, I am glad for one last chance to see you all.  It had hoped for an opportunity to call on each of you while I was here in Washington, I expect that this will be my final visit to … Continue reading

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