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Posted By John Poindexter

Looking at the new novel and I thought I would share a scene or two from it. Maybe someday I will get back to it.  

I need to find the willpower to get back to writing. 

My mind is writing new stories, but the fingers are not putting them down on paper or in a document.

The Muse has been gone since before my heart surgery. She seems to be taking an extra-long vacation. 

Does anyone know how to call her back?  I believe there has to be a way to get her to return and to inspire me to get off my ass and write.

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Hawks looked at his watch and it read eleven-thirty when Mike came out of his room and they left the motel. Hawks was hoping Juan would be at the fishing pier. He didn't want to chase him down again.

It took them ten minutes to arrive at the pier. As they pulled in the parking lot, Hawks said, “Mike, pull up here and let's wait.”

“You don't think this guy will double cross us, do you?” Mike said, looking around the nearly empty lot.

“I hope not, for his sake.”

“There's a car pulling in from the west drive,” Mike said.

“Maybe that's him. Just sit tight until we're sure he's alone.”

Juan climbed out of his car and walked toward the pier. He leaned up against the railing at the edge of the pier and just looked out toward the water. After a few quiet minutes, Hawks decided he must be alone.

“Mike, stay here with the car and watch my back,” Hawks said.


As Hawks walked up to Juan, he kept his guard up. “Juan, what do you have for me?”

“Man, you sure got me in a lot of trouble.” The man's face was shiny with perspiration, and his hands shook slightly. Hawks could tell it had not been an enjoyable meeting he'd had with Carlos. “Carlos was pissed off about losing my shipment. He's not sure what his boss is going to do with me.”

“Didn't you explain that you had no choice?”

“Yes, but they couldn't find the goods where I said I dumped them. It looks like I stole them, trying to make a deal for myself.”

“No problem,” Hawks said, shaking his head. “I'll have a news release put out that the Coast Guard found them. That should cover you. Now, when is the next shipment coming in?”

“I don't know,” he said and paused. “Carlos wouldn't tell me anything because I lost this shipment. All he said was that if I get another shipment, I wouldn't be paid for either trip.”

Hawks nodded. “That's what you told me this morning. Give me your best guess as to when it's coming.”

He shrugged and said, “Thursday or Friday night.”

“I want a call as soon as you find out,” Hawks said, pointing his finger at him.

“Yes, I remember the number. Now I must go before someone spots us. There are not many fishermen out here on this pier,” he said, looking around.

“I'll be waiting for your call.” Hawks turned to walk away.


{In this selection, the tension between Hawks and his wife over her working starts again}

“What assignments do you have for us?” Hawks turned to watch Sadie's expression.

“I have two. Sadie, your job is to work with the radio operator. I want one of you to be here at all times. Steve, I would like for you to pick up Arthur when he gets here.”

“You mean I'm going back to work?” Sadie said excitedly.

“That's what the boss said before we left home,” Mike said and then grimaced at saying it.

Hawks knew he was about to be yelled at for playing this trick on her.

“Steve Hawks,” Sadie shouted. “Why didn't you tell me? And why did you let me believe that you didn't want me to work?”

“I never said I didn't want you to work, just that I thought it was too soon. Besides, I thought over what you said and decided you were right,” he said sheepishly.

“That's not an explanation, that's an excuse,” Sadie snapped and turned to walk toward the radio.

“I told you, you were going to make her mad,” Mike said, looking back to the clipboard he was reading over.

“You didn't help by throwing in the part about before leaving,” Hawks said, frowning.

“Hey, it just slipped out.”

“Thanks, I really needed that kind of help.”


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