Posts Tagged ‘Doctor Holiday’

Picking Up the Pieces

Posted: 30th November 2012 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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Before you read the story below, some backstory about it, which you may or may not care about (and can always skip if you like). I don’t think there’s been any other chapter or short story I’ve written for this blog that has posed as much of a challenge for me, taken as long to […]

Passings and Risings

Posted: 8th April 2012 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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A rabbi stood up in the conference room, at the end of the table, standing before a trio of other rabbis, several Christians pastors—two Catholic and four others from various Protestant faiths—a nun, two Muslim imams, a Buddhist cleric and a Wiccan priestess. “I appreciate you all coming to this meeting on such short notice,” […]

Pilgrim’s Progress

Posted: 26th November 2011 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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A few days late on my holiday tale, but here it is and featuring (of course) Doctor Holiday… Pilgrim’s Progress Beautiful and brown, plump and glistening, fragrant and juicy—the turkey sat steaming on the dingy table that dominated what little open space the kitchen of the apartment offered. Two adults and five children were tightly […]

All Hollows

Posted: 1st November 2011 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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Bugs me that I’m getting this Halloween-themed tale up more than a day-and-half later than I intended, but oh well… __________________________________ All Hollows Clarity. Or something like it. He had no idea when last he had felt that sensation filling his mind, but it had been a long time, certainly. Since the time before he […]

Let Freedom Ring

Posted: 4th July 2011 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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Something struck him in the head. He sensed it must have struck hard, but there was no blood. No bruising. Not even a scratch. I’ve been awakened from my stupor—my fugue, the man realized. When I’m not aware, I’m a Tank. It’s hard to hurt me. But still I must awaken to the world around […]

Tough Love

Posted: 14th February 2011 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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She looked up the tall, burly man—a veritable giant compared to her tiny frame—with eyes wide, round and damp with terror. She didn’t know him. She didn’t know where she was. She wanted her Mommy and Daddy. She just wanted to give them the Valentine’s Day card she had made for them in her first-grade […]

Designated

Posted: 31st December 2010 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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Raucous laughter, mixing a shrill feminine giggle, a bass-laden masculine guffaw, a gender-neutral chuckle and a bellowing laugh. All reverberated within the tight confines of a four-door sedan. There was a fifth person in the car, but he wasn’t laughing, passed out in the back as he was and sandwiched between the giggler and the […]

‘Tis the Season

Posted: 26th December 2010 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Single-run ("One off") Stories
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The man walked down Chesterson Road, mere inches from the narrow, dusty two-lane roadway itself, with a steady pace and unwavering steps through the short, dry grass covered here and there in a thin dusting of snow. It was a pair of kids who first took note of the six-foot-four traveler—his shoulders hunched just a […]