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A Certain Something

All right. I was sufficiently caffeinated to make it to the java joint I call my office. I ordered a “tall” (small) cup of Joe, just to be legit, not that I needed it. I looked back at Ms. Big’s … Continue reading

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Crime and Patisserie

What was that thumping? My heart. I jerked awake from a dream of going over some kind of effing cliff.  Then I heard the thump, rattle, clatter of a can being kicked down the road. My head fizzled with sparks … Continue reading

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Lexie Kahn and the Origin of Concern and Discern

I had finished my java but not my papers. As I got up to order a Frappuccino I passed four women laughing and gossiping in Spanish, oblivious to the blond toddlers who chased each other around and under their table. … Continue reading

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Secrets and Discretion

Later that morning as I sipped my java (the “tall,” small size) in the shadowy booth I call my office, I mulled over Ms. Khan’s words: “I hope we can count on your discretion.” Sure. I my lips were sealed. … Continue reading

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Lexie Kahn, Secret Agent

After a late night watching election returns, pundits poking red and blue puzzle pieces on glowing screens invaded my dreams. A clanging phone woke me. It was Amira Khan, Ms. Big’s assistant, speaking in a near whisper. “I’m sorry; what … Continue reading

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Lexie Kahn and the Sticking Point

I savored a morsel of omelet. It was delicious: crisp on the outside, tender within, but harboring some mysteries, like its maker. “Can you see Ms. Big as Secretary of State?” I asked. Michael Ripoll, Brooch, sterling silver and expoxy … Continue reading

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Lexie Kahn and the Terrible Terrorist

“Brrrring!” The sharp ringing startled me out of a dream of the touch of soft breezes and the scent of warm butter. I grabbed my iPhone, but the old-fashioned clanging was coming from the bedside landline, an antique replica. As … Continue reading

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