Category: Nevermore

1.63 Crazy Like A Fox

Sitting in front of the Senior Center I had a fifteen-minute window before my next fare. Still full from my Aunt’s excellent spread I left my turkey and Havarti on rye in my lunch box. Deciding instead to act on her intelligence. Sarah answered…

1.58 Penny In The Air…

Orin (calling down to me): “We really got the old ticker going tonight didn’t we!” The heat of my anger welded me in place.  Unlike the Inebriated Three.  They were, for the first time, taking a real interest in remaining free of police custody. Wood…

1.57 Run!

What did I do to piss off the fates? Or perhaps they were as capricious as advertised. Because we had less than a quarter mile left to travel when a  Resident called out the first warning. Paul: “Incoming!” Little Ben may hate teen trespassers, but…

1.56 Yo-ho-ho and A Shot of Rum

(The ingredients for spiced rum according to Wood’s Gran’s recipe.) Practically dancing in place waiting for Orin’s return I couldn’t work out which of the three fates would be worse if we were caught – becoming fodder for the police blotter. Explaining to the…

1.55 With Friends Like This…

An excited squawk from a walkie three rows away sent us scurrying behind one of the larger mausoleums in this section of Nevermore.  That’d been a near thing.  Who knew Seth (the newest groundskeeper) could summon that much stealth? Counting off a hundred heartbeats…

1.54 Sideways

Little Ben: “We’ll make an example of them. I am tired of kids drinking in Nevermore. You go left. Ryan goes right. I’ll take the path. Keep your walkies on, Hank will radio when the police arrive.” We hardly dared to breathe until the…

Little Ben Strikes Again….

While taking Mrs. Lewis’s cat, Mitzy, to the Vet I found this on their bulletin board… Little Ben’s plans for the Sunny Valley Farm expansion for Nevermore. His plans always sound good, that’s where he gets you! They always sound reasonable until you get…