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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 8

(This is a continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) I killed one of the peacocks, sometime after 1:30 p.m.  Delores would say later she knew the precise time—1:47, because that’s when it started squawking, […]

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 8

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(This is a continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) I killed one of the peacocks, sometime after 1:30 p.m.  Delores would say later she knew the precise time—1:47, because that’s when it started squawking, […]

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 7

(This is a continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) Herbert Halethorpe rarely came home for lunch, even so there was much to be seen

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 6

(This is a continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) I woke with a whole new perspective. And though my face still ached from Delores’

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 5

(This is a continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) After a particularly restless night, the next morning Delores walked into the kitchen expecting to

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 4

(This is a continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) Herbert Halethorpe went into his study. He had not planned on lingering long, but stopped

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 3

(This is a continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) After whacking Leni on her back so hard she had no choice but to

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 2

(This is the continuation of the serial novel: The Charm Offensive. Please read the previous chapter.) The Homecoming  (Twelve Years Later) When I arrived I was a sight. The ride from

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The Charm Offensive: Chapter 1

(This is the first chapter of a serial novel that will appear here at Baltimore Post-Examiner exclusively every week.) Shorondra Reynolds When Shorondra Reynolds was a baby we lived in a

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