Chapter 55: Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

“How did you get that?” Tex asked.“Mr. Curtis handed it to me to open a box. When I was done, I couldn’t find him. So I just been hanging onto it. I wanted to give it back, for real! The thing feels, like…evil.”Tex’s dreds had been pulled back into a ponytail. He pulled off the…

Chapter 54: Do you Believe in Magic?

The hotel wasn’t lavish, but it was comfortable. After washing all the cotton dust off of them they were feeling the official first real night of summer vacation.“So, Tex, man, what kind of stuff have you been learning with Mrs. Muriel? Is it real magic?” asked Buddha.“But seriously, can you be a sorcerer and a…

Chapter 53: The Ice Cream Pyronauts

Over the centuries, men have experienced adventures and I have recorded those that fit the archetype of them that persevere against impossible odds because they were driven by a pure vision. Even though they might have been manipulated by a sorceress or other villains, the true hero will always fulfill his destiny and set right…

Chapter 52: Two-Piece Extra Spicy

The boys always liked Country Mike, even before he did Spider’s tats. Mike was in his thirties, just like Boogie, and at 5’10” he was about the same height, only a little more muscular and with blond hair. There was something about his eagerness to disregard the authorities, or what normal people considered the right…

Chapter 50: The Death of the Laboux’s

Every morning when the bell-ringing wagons would pass the home of Marjorie Laboux, she would gather her daughter Isabella and her mulatto companion Nikki Legêr inside their plantation home so they wouldn’t have to witness the cargo of heaped yellow fever bodies. If Marjorie would have had her way, she would have taken her girls…

Chapter 49: Heaven’s On Fire

Rupert Ausber Merrywhether was an angel. Not the baseball team, or some red beret wearing vigilante, but an actual haloed and winged angel. He governed 2,388 angels who called themselves the Lords of the Heavens of Crystal. Unlike other angels who were so beautiful and magnificent that it was ecstasy just to bask in their…

Chapter 48: Clash of the Gladiators

When the buses arrived at Our Lady of Fatima Summer Camp and the boys had unloaded their three bikes, George handed Buddha Tex’s cell phone and said, “Go ahead and make the call and stay close; this should all go down pretty quickly.”Spider rode Maggie past a group of boys containing Malik, who was showing…