Spitfire Chapter 16

Make It Bun Dem ~ “You sure about this, Viola?” Dick said. Viola grinned.  “I’m sure.  You know I’m the best for this.” “I wouldn’t even consider it otherwise,” Dick said.  “Okay.  Take care, sweetheart.” I watched from my spot against the concrete wall, drumming my fingers on my arm, as Viola and Dick embraced … More Spitfire Chapter 16

Spitfire Chapter 13

Oh! Darling ~ I was a zombie.  A shambling ghoul from some old Romero film, dragging about the world doing nothing but killing and eating.  And like a zombie, I stared through the open doorway into my apartment without comprehension or purpose, my shoulders limp and a moan building in my throat.  But Fumbles came … More Spitfire Chapter 13

Spitfire Chapter 10

Cold Shoulder ~ “What have you done, Barbara?” “Nice to see you, too,” I said.  “No Hello, no Has it been two years already?” “I won’t hear a word of that, Barbara.  I have nothing to say until you tell me.  Why are you in prison?” I swept my eyes around, seeking an escape from … More Spitfire Chapter 10

Spitfire Chapter 9

Heat Coming Down ~   “Why the fuck didn’t you lawyer up?” Dick said.  “C’mon, Barb.  Don’t ever say a thing to the police without a lawyer.  Don’t even breathe too loud without a lawyer.” I stood still, watching Dick pace across his hotel room.  “I didn’t need one,” I said. “Yes you did,” Dick … More Spitfire Chapter 9

Spitfire Chapter 8

Stop!  In the Name of Love ~ My truck had started making this unnerving rattle whenever I braked.  I sat at a red light, puzzling over the clatter coming from God knows where, trying to decide whether the noise was worth spending money for repairs.  The brakes worked just fine.  I had no “check engine” … More Spitfire Chapter 8

Spitfire Chapter 7

Wildfire ~ My trench coat was clinging to my middle—belted too tight, though I had no room to adjust it—and my boots were new and still stiff.  My helmet was too large, and my breath hissed through the mask.  I held a rifle in my hands for the first in a long time, some Heckler … More Spitfire Chapter 7