He Dreamt of Murder – Man in a Green hat ©

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Quinn sunk into the barber’s chair. Luigi his new barber in Clearview Terrace leaned the chair back and applied the warm shaving lather to Quinn’s neck and face. He opened the straight razor and pulled it back and forth a few times against the leather strop. As the blade was dragged along his throat, Quinn’s mind focused on the conversation going on in the next chair.

“It was a dream?” the second barber, Mac asked.

The young man sighed, “Yes, I think it was a dream. Like I said, I sat straight up in bed like my back was fastened to a spring hinge. My scream ‘No!’ shook the window behind the bed. The scream at the top of my lungs echoed through the house. It was so real.”

“When was that?” Mac expertly evened out the long sideburns with the clippers.

“Just the other night, scared the heck out of my wife. Yeah, it was so real. I was just a little kid sitting by a chain link fence with my hands tied behind my back and attached to the fence. There were three other boys and a little girl all tied to that fence.” A bead of sweat appeared at the man’s temple.

Quinn felt a slight tremor in Luigi’s hand as he listened. A customer walked in and took a seat.

“A young couple was pacing back and forth in front of us. She wore a summer dress and he khaki pants, tee shirt and garrison hat. The boys by the fence were all wearing summer shorts, striped tee shirts and had crew cuts. I heard him say, ‘where did all these kids come from? We can’t fit them all in the car. One has to stay.’ The young woman tried to push him away, but he was lean and strong. ‘Pick one,’ he screamed at her.

Luigi brought the razor down the side of Quinn’s face. The scratchy bristle of the severed hairs rang in Quinn’s ears and was accompanied by the ticking of a clock on the wall behind Mac.

“Is that it?” asked Mac.

“No, there is a little more to the dream. What woke me, and why I can’t get it out of my head is he took a step toward us. It was then I noticed the black baton in his hand. Well, he reared back and that baton struck the boy sitting next to me on the head. That’s when I woke up screaming. It was so real.”

The whole thing has made my wife so angry, she asked me in the morning, “Who is Nora?”

“Nora? I asked. That was ‘No.’ I yelled no. So, it actually happened, that dream? I was not sure.” The young man looked into the mirror that was being held in front of him. Mac grabbed the neck duster brush and swept it over the young man’s forehead, neck and collar.

Luigi brought the razor up under Quinn’s chin a second time. Slivers of lather remained along Quinn’s cheek bones as Luigi wrapped a warm towel around his face.

The young man stood, dug in his pocket and handed Mac, $1.25 which included a $0.25 tip. He thanked him and left.

The man waiting his turn stood and took the seat that Mac had just brushed clean. “See those Cubs get beat last night? What is wrong with that Rick Monday, ya see him flub that line drive?”

Luigi sat Quinn up and wrapped a blue cape over him and ran a comb along the side of his naturally curly hair.

“What did you think of that?” Quinn asked. In the chair next to him Mac listened to how the Cubs lost the game the night before.

Luigi was quiet for a moment. “Sounds like someone committed murder to me. Or that young man ate too much spicy food; one or the other.”

Luigi finished up and grabbed the bottle of Lucky Tiger and applied tonic to Quinn’s hair.

Quinn rose, handed over a $1.50 to Luigi and turned to Mac, “What is that young man’s name? Do you know?”

“Who, Anthony? He works over at the Texaco. He goes by Tony.” Mac went back to trimming his customer’s hair.

Quinn thanked him and left the shop. He stood in the doorway, hair neat and in place. He had a very close shave and he had that fresh from the chair talc and tonic smell. He headed toward his ’46 Town and Country and headed back over to Elm Street turning over and over the dream he just heard relayed by Anthony.

As he pulled into the driveway, his thoughts turned to his date with Betty. She had mentioned a little Italian place and they agreed they should give it a try tonight. Quinn and Betty had spent a great deal of time together over the last couple of weeks. Neither considered chasing cases the same as getting to know each other.

For the second time in a few weeks Retired Detective Quinn Moosebroker donned his blue suit, Kate Moosebroker adjusted his tie and kissed him on the cheek as he left the house and he made his way in his 1946 Town and Country toward Maple Avenue to pick up Betty Atwood.

Betty was sitting on the edge of her sofa wearing her, not quite new, Shamrock green dress which made her feel young. She had heard of an Italian restaurant named, The Lamb Bor’s Linguini, near the edge of town and thought Quinn might enjoy a good meal.

He arrived, walked to her door and knocked. They gave each other a quick kiss before going to his car where he held the door for her. She got in and slid to the center of the bench seat and when Quinn got inside she was by his side and smiling.


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Arriving at, The Lamb Bor’s Linguini, Quinn saw concrete Corinthian style planters with newly planted Italian Cypress aligning the entryway. Inside a wall mural done by a local artist of, The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, adorned one wall. Quinn silently thought he hoped the food was better than the mural.

Betty seemed happy with the place and it was not his intention to compromise that feeling. Once they had been seated and wine and dinner were ordered Quinn began to tell the story he heard at the barber shop.

“Oh, that is such a terrible story.” Betty began. “What do you think? Does it have any merit?”

“It has my curiosity piqued.” Quinn replied. Their meals were placed in front of them. Quinn watched Betty pick at the plate. “I can at least go over to the Texaco and see if there are more details to gather. Maybe I can gather some family history to see if there really is a puzzle to solve.”

Betty’s mood changed, she pushed food around her plate but ate very little. When the waiter passed she ordered another glass of wine.

Quinn stopped eating and talked to Betty as she finished her second glass. When done, she put the glass down, “Can you take me home?” she asked.

They arrived at the curb in front of Betty’s house on Elm Street. Betty gave Quinn a quick kiss on the cheek, “Call me tomorrow.” She pat Quinn on the chest and slid across the bench seat and let herself out before Quinn could get her door.

The 1946 Town and Country quietly pulled away from the curb through a murky darkness. Quinn rolled the window down and let the night air wash over him as he pondered the telling of death of a boy child. He estimated Anthony’s age and guessed that if there was a homicide it took place in the early to mid 1950’s. He cut across town and headed out on a lonely stretch of highway that went through rolling farmland. No street lights and wide open space was what he needed tonight.

Betty’s house seemed cold to her this night. She straightened her kitchen and prepared for bed in eerie silence. Hours into her sleep the hair on the back of her neck bristled as she heard something drag across the wooden floor of her bedroom. The noise punctured her sleep and she sat straight up in the dark room. Through the fog of sleep, she saw, on the brass footboard rail two small hands. She struggled to bring into focus the ghost of a small boy.

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snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

Omg mckbbks! Where are we going? This is truly bizarre! Macabre! I'm in for the ride...Thanks for the tunes.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello snakeslane. I am so reluctant with this story. I guess we will all see where it is going together. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this first episode of the third Quinn and Betty adventure. This one has me scared.


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snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

Me too! You are writing in the big leagues with this one!


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Oh, my. That comment will make it so much easier to go on. Snakeslane you have me laughing.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Just delighted to see another of your stories. I have missed you on here. This looks to be a good one and I am looking forward to this mystery, even though it is a serious story. Very well written. Peaked should be changed to piqued, and stripped shirt should be striped. Love ya all.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Captivating! Elm street seems to be a very scary street up there? Hearing something drag accross the floor of my bedroom will send me flying through the window....

I look forward to the next episode. Great entertainment. Fabulous descriptions. Excellent dialogue.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hi Becky - thanks for the quick edit. I have made the changes. My attention has been diverted elsewhere lately, and I am not sure how much time I will have for writing this story. I am hoping I can keep some form of schedule. It is tough enough to read a serial story without indiffenent waits. I appreciate you stopping by.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hi Martie, this one is going to be a challenge. I may be over my head with this. I used the name Elm Street way back at the beginning so I am stuck with it. Yes, now that you mention it all kinds of things happen on the innocent sounding Elm Street. It gives me chills just to thing about a scrapping sound along the floor. Good to see you, I appreciate your visit.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Yikes .... this is one intriguing write here and leaves one shaken to one's core! Great writing and I love mysteries and suspense stories and you have not disappointed with this one.

Up and more and sharing.

Blessings,

Faith Reaper


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Faith. This one looks like it will be darker than the first two stories. I hope I don't disappoint those that stop by for a look at this new adventure. As always, I appreciate your support.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh my good gravy...I am agog and shaking my head over and over...whew!

Mind you, I have been thoroughly outta sorts since my MckFriMysteries were stopped. I do understand, I really do...now to find a Saturday twist, well I tell ya, it is not only Mysterious...it is downright Miraculous!

"Lamb Bor's Linguini"...?? Oh wow, who cares what the mural looks like with a name like that??

Sorry Quinn's night was rushed up...now what the heck is up with Betty? Indeed, snakeslane...'where are we going' and is it in a Lamborghini... I know you picked two awesome tunes, Mike and it is seriously wonderful to see you writing, no matter what your pace is.

Have a great evening, ya'll. Hugs, mar


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello mar. I see that there is so much Mysterious & Miraculous talk going around that it is tough to compete. MckFriMysteries, I may have to copyright that and out it on the marquee. I forgot I was Friday night entertainment rather than the Saturday matinee. I might be able to correct that.

I may have had a little too much fun with "Lamb Bor's Linguini" but I could not resist. This story may test the strength of our friend Betty.

I think the pace has to be predictable otherwise the readers will lose interest. Thanks for the visit this Saturday afternoon.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oooohhhh – Quinn is back! Yes! I’ve been waiting patiently, not wanted to nudge, plead, or cajole you into writing a new story. I’ve been good. :-)

I read Anthony’s dream twice, wanting to commit every detail to memory. I was intrigued that Quinn is intrigued – by something. Murder/kidnapping? And then, Betty’s immediate distance when Quinn mentioned his plans to visit the Texaco where Anthony works to obtain more background info.

And what a suspenseful ending. It gave the same chills and bristles Betty experienced.

This mystery involves Betty…absolutely fascinating, Mike; we are hooked instantly. You are still the master storyteller, and of all the elements that make the story entertaining and captivating.


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snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

Good eye Mar, I missed the Lamborghini in the Lamb Bor's Linguini. And is Betty tired of sleuthing? There were so many people in the dream, i.e. witnesses? No?


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Mysterious and my curiosity is raging. Did it really happen, or was it only a dream? You left a cliff-hanger for sure. Something is bothering Betty? Maybe a repressed memory? Great first installment Mike. Bravo!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I'm back to tell you that i love both videos, great choice!


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Genna. I am out on a plank here, so we shall see where this goes. I just had a thought after closely reading your comment that will be input into episode four. So mentally, I am almost half way there (yeah). This has started out darker and has been stewing for weeks (along with all kinds of other stuff). So we are off, I feel like those seated on a roller coaster as it makes it way to the top. As always, I appreciate your comments.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello snakes, yes mar spotted my little bit of Italian humor naming process. It was a light point and I thought that a light point may be needed.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Ruby. Good to see you this evening. Yes, this certainly has me curious. Betty has been shaken by the story and her mind is racing with the idea of this reported crime. I am hoping everyone gets through this one. As always, so good to see you. Your support is much appreciated.

I just through caution to the wind regarding the music.


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Cogerson 2 years ago from Virginia

Good to see you are still offering up some quality pieces.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Cogerson, I practically fell out of my chair when I saw your comment. Thank you for the compliment. I hope you have published a couple of Hollywood books by now or any kind of books for that matter. I just bookmarked your site.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I almost forgot. Happy Birthday everyone. I know that a lot of us have our birthdays this month.


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snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

Hi Becky! Thanks for remembering, I'm thinking I'd rather forget :)


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Oh, OK, Happy Birthday all the Frbruary birthday's. Cake and coffee will be right over :)


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snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

Cake and coffee Yum :)


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Oh, thanks for the cake. I guess I will be getting one later this month too. Happy Birthday s'lane.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Mike-You had me very captivated with this mysterious story. I too am wondering what was up with Betty. Hmm, does she know something about the night of the murder that Anthony spoke of? Can't wait to see what happens next. Hit many buttons and voted up.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Minnetonka Twin I sure appreciate the visit. I wish I could see what you are all seeing. Betty reacted emotionally to a distrubing story about the murder of a child. The story hit her wrong. Now for that ghost - oh, wait, that may come later. Good to see you here.


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Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

Your a master story weaver, not to mention descriptive powers to gladly envy. What a tale you've brought to life that now has us enthralled by its beginnings. You can bet I'll be back for the next installment. Mike, it was an honor to see your request per FB. I tried to send you a message via Twitter but not sure it went through when I followed you. Right now I'm using a friends as I really don't have the time to put into a personal FB right now. But if I activate one in future you'll be most welcome to come on board, in fact, more than welcome my friend.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Alastar. Wow what a compliment, thank you. I visit FB from time to time. It helps me keep in touch with so many that moved away from HP. This story seems to have a mind of its own. I am a bit worried about where it is taking me/us. Good to see you my friend.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

OK, I know it's Monday...but I'm here listening to my man Mick sing "Ruby Tuesday..." but let's not forget Wednesday is Ruby's birthday!

Sorry, this is the only day I could play with your minds like that..!! So lovely that February is filled with so many great ladies' birthdays...sending special wishes to Nellieanna, Becky, snakeslane, Rosemary, Sannel and of course, Ruby...on "Wednesday"!

Mike, btw...get used to these compliments. I believe they will far outweigh anything to the contrary when it comes to your writing. Like Alastar says, "You are a master story weaver".

Hugs to all, mar


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Mike…don’t worry about that “plank.” You will do very well, I have no doubt, and I know I speak for everyone here in that your skills as a storyteller are just superb. I hope you have these stories published, Mike. I read your comment to Alastar in that this story seems to have a “mind of its own.” Isn’t it fun when our characters sort of take over the story? Sometimes it’s fun just to let them take the tale where they want it to go for a bit. (Stephen King does the same thing, by the way. )

Hi to everyone…I hope you all enjoy your week.

Ruby…special wishes for Wednesday, my friend. Happy birthday! to a special lady. :-) Hugs.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Spooky! It seems the dream may have been a dead little boy reaching out for help. I'm curious to see how this plays out.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning mar. Ruby Tuesday seemed to fit here and the Dylan. Well, I listened to it over and over yesterday while finishing another episode. I have to thank Becky for reminding me that many of the wonderful guests at EWC share February birthdays. So Happy Birthday all of you. I appreciate the compliment, thank you.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning Genna. Thank you very much. This story is indeed doing a runaway train pace at the moment. Me putting a ghost into the story has me puzzled, but there he was at the end of episode one carrying his Guild Card. lol I hope you have a wonderful week. I see snow in the forecast again. I appreciate the compliment.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning bravewarrior. Yes, this little boy I think has finally found someone to look into his cause. I to am interested to see how this turns out. At the moment it seems dark.


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snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

Thanks for the well wishes everybody, see Elm Street ain't so bad, maybe it was all just a nightmare and a bad dream (and a close shave) etc etc.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

But the fire is so delightful

And since we've got no place to go

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!!


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snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

Is it snowing there mckbbks? All melted here.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

No snow here but there is plenty all over the place. Good to know that it is now clear there.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

Yea! A new series? I like the intro to the characters and what a dream it was to read about. I am curious and I hope you will continue on and share more about the guy in the green hat! Really enjoyed reading. :-)

Shared, and Up! :-)


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Oh this just grabbed me--you write so well!


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Jo - Thank you. Yes, I am trying to make this the third in the series, then may just put them together as a eBook for people to ignore. I hope all is well. This story will be darker than the first two.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hi Audrey - That is very nice of you to say. Thank you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Great combination videos and all. Enjoyed.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Gypsy. I am glad you could make it. To me the music seemed to fit nicely. I hope all is well.


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savvydating 2 years ago

Yikes! When you mix dreams with murder and ghosts, you've got our attention. I especially love your little details, like paying the barber $1.50, the razor to throat, the bottle of Lucky Tiger, a barber named Luigi, etc. All sorts of weird imaginings came up in my mind. Was the barber going to slash someone's throat? Is his dream going to come true any moment now? Had it already come true, what with the ghost making an appearance by the bed? Very entertaining. I especially liked the nostalgic theme from days of yore.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello savvydating, I think the one thing most like about my story telling is the little details that are meant to strike an image in the mind of the reader. I sprinkled my Emerald Wells Cafe series (once published on Hubpages) with true historical facts which were shared memories in our histories. I appreciate your visit to this story and we are all going to figure it out together.


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FayPax 2 years ago

You leave me speechless! As always, your writing is so distinct, so vivid...you stir every emotion. I'd almost forgotten how brilliant you are. You're the best!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hello everyone. Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes, cards and book. I was notified today that i had reached my 4th year on HP, unbelievable! Time has passed so quickly and i've met so many wonderful people from all over the world. Believe it or not, we have no snow here. Yea..See ya...


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Fay. What a nice surprise. I am glad you enjoyed this. don't be a stranger. Fay writes these days as the Political Pragmatic. http://thepoliticalpragmatic.blogspot.com/


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Ruby it seems like double congratulations are in order - Happy Birthday and your 4th year on Hubpages and you have followers from all over the globe. That should make you feel very nice.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Oh my! Are you going to leave me hanging? Where do I go from here?

I can't wait to read more of this, where it leads. I don't think I will be able to sleep, except that my husband will be beside me.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Shyron, thanks for the visit. Yes, this series is full of mystery and hijinks. This is the third story of Quinn Moosebrooker and Betty. You have caught episode one here so you are in luck. I am going to go back to publishing on Fridays. So far 10 episodes per story. I better get busy.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Boy oh boy, look what I've found in my email notices. I'm loving this story and will be back to read it again, Mck. Suspense and intrigue are building here with two of our favorite characters. I'm so glad to see a new series out there from you. I've got so much catching up to do on reading. Hope all is well with you.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Peg. You are being kept so busy with all you attend to. Glad you liked this little story. Take your time catching up with everything. I hope things are well with you and yours.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

This story certainly captured my interest. A dream? A murder? I guess I will continue reading as this story has an very intriguing start.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Pamela99, so good to see you here. 'He Dreamt of Murder' sure makes you wonder does it not. I appreciate your visit.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Wow, mckbirdbks, this story has me trapped. It is so suspenseful I have to go right on to the next part. Glad I found this. You are an amazing fiction writer. Voted up.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Jodah, nice to meet you. You comment is very much appreciated. I hope you stick with the story.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

How did I miss this? I didn't know you started a new story. I love these characters. They are so warm and endearing. I'm into this and I love the ending! On to part 2!


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello suzettenaples. Nice to see you here. This has been some ride so far. Quinn and Betty seem to be a good fit with each other. He is not demanding and she is not shy. It will be interesting to see how this all works out.


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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

What an intriguing story so far! I saw your latest installment in my feed and decided to go back and read them all! Thank you!


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello btrbell, thanks for the visit. This has been the toughest story so far in the series. Thanks for joining us.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Spooky...in a very good way! :)


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Sunshine. Thank you for the visit. I know I am spooked by this story.


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia

Ok you have me hooked :) me off to read more !


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello nighthag. I am surprised and pleased and thankful. Very kind of you.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Good grief, how did I miss this story? It is spooky and interesting and I'm on to read more.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

I must be losing my memory, Mike. I have read this. Just as interesting the second time around. LOL!


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

suzettenaples have a great week.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

You too Mike!


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Had to stop by for some great tunes while I read this one again. Ruby Tuesday is one of my very favorites.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Peg. I also like Ruby Tuesday. Thanks for the visit today. I am not finding myself on hubpages too often lately. So much going on.

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