The Man Who Wasn’t There – Part 30

Dellani Oakes

the man who wasnt thereUnfortunately, the freak storm did have one casualty. Chase’s father, Cliff, was killed when something in the backyard exploded. Chase has gone to the hospital with his parents. His little sisters have been taken to Brian’s house.

“Is Mommy coming back?” Lucy asked.

“Of course she is, honey.”

“And Chase?” Katie added.

“Yes.”

“But not Daddy?” Katie continued.

“No, honey. Not Daddy.”

Katie’s lips trembled and tears fell. She and Lucy clung to one another and cried. Maribelle did her best to comfort them. With Jordan’s help, she got them calmed down enough to watch a movie.

Miles drove up a few minutes later, carrying overnight bags for both girls. Heath pulled up a few minutes later, bringing food. No one felt much like eating, but it was comforting to adhere to the routine of life.

The girls got ready for bed around 8:00. Jordan and Brian read them stories…

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DEAD MEN DON’T SWING

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Dead Men Don’t Swing: Karen Vaughan

Magnets attract metal, a piece of iron or steel that possesses that property of attracting specific substances. It can also mean a person that attracts a specific person or thing. But, what if like Laura Fitz you attract something that you would rather not even have to deal with? Laura has a unique something that seems to always find her and like a magnet she cannot seem to disattract herself from this. You see she is a CORPSE MAGNET and she seems to find dead bodies on a regular basis and no matter how hard she tries they seem to feel in order to get justice just attach yourself to Laura.
Denny Howard is with his girlfriend Melissa who has stated he better put it or shut up and she meant it in the most wonderful way. Wanting him to perform according to her…

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AN ODE TO SNAPPY DIALOGUE

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MY MOM ALWAYS TOLD ME TO FIND A GOOD HOOK IN YOUR STORY TO ENGAGE YOUR READERS. WHAT BETTER HOOK THAN GREAT DIALOGUE.

SOME AUTHORS SWEAR BY DESCRIPTIVE NARRATIVE  OTHERS LET THE CHARACTERS TELL THE STORY BY WHAT THEY SAY.

I, FOR ONE, LOVE GREAT DIALOGUE AND I KNOW A FEW WRITERS WHO AGREE THAT DIALOGUE TELLS THE STORY. SURE YOU NEED SOME NARRATIVE TO DESCRIBE WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE STORY BUT READERS REALLY RELATE TO WHAT THE CHARACTERS ARE SAYING.  IT MAKES THEM REAL.

HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITES FROM MY BOOKS AND THOSE OF A FELLOW AUTHOR DELLANI OAKES. MY OPINION IS “DELLANI IS THE QUEEN OF DIALOGUE!”

DEAD ON ARRIVAL

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CHAPTER 1

“Okay Gerry,” I said, “cut the crap!  How did you get Velcro’s’ body in here?”

“What do ya mean how? You mean you think I did this, thanks a lot!” he…

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CAN KATE FIGHT THE DEVILS CHAIR

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A VACATION BECOMES A NIGHTMARE

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THRILLS AND CHILLS IN THE HOUSE ON BUTCHER HARBOR

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COMING SOON FROM GARY D. HENRY FROM SEEDS TO SILENCE–A POLITICAL THRILLER

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