"Dial L" Chapter 1 -- Sanctuary --

 

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 Chapter 1 -- Sanctuary --

 A wrong turn, a few blocks back, landed me in an unfamiliar neighborhood. There wasn't a soul around, and the traffic, which not five minutes before had…

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"Dial L" Chapter 2 --The Appointment --

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 Chapter 2 -- The Appointment --

 

 

 We stood in the dark chain-sucking menthol cigarettes, waiting for the monsoon to stop. 

Neither of us spoke. The tattoo of the raindrops on the…

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"Dial L" Chapter 3 -- The Lady or the Tiger --

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"Dial 'L' for Lounge".

 Chapter 3 -- The Lady or the Tiger --

  

 The interior door closed behind us, heavy and resolute as lock down in a maximum security prison.  

Inside the lobby was an enhanced…

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"Dial 'L" Chapter 4 -- Three Blind Men and a Lantern --

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 Chapter 4 -- Three Blind Men & a Lantern --

  

        

Harleigh's lighter was nearly out of fuel -- the flame was shrinking fast. He moved with purpose toward the door which he…

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"Dial L" Chapter 5 -- Hi, I'm Randy --

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 Chapter 5 -- Hi, I'm Randy--

  

"Hello stranger." Said the coat check girl, handing Ric a ticket to redeem his fedora on the way out. 

"Meet Sharon, boys" Ric carefully laid…

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"Dial L" Chapter 6 -- Ginger, Cinnamon and Cloves --

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 Chapter 6 -- Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves--

  

Had I not been so absorbed in the bountiful stern of the S.S. Randy I might have noticed that Mr. Lounge was nowhere to…

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"Dial L" Chapter 7 -- Serge Trouserin --

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 Chapter 7 -- Serge Trouserin--

  

The Master of Ceremonies tapped the microphone. The PA squealed. Some invisible sound tech wrestled the feedback and found the proper level. …

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"Dial L" Chapter 8 -- No Ax, No Charts ... No Clue --

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 Chapter 8 -- No Ax, No Charts ... No Clue--

  

No Ax! No charts!  Ric had neglected to mention we were the blue plate special on this evening's menu. 

 

Harleigh and…

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"Dial L" Chapter 9 -- The Dog w/ the Clementine Eyes --

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Chapter 9 --The Dog w/ the Clementine Eyes-- 

  

We found the groove straight away. My borrowed bass nearly played itself, and those hep cats and kittens lapped us up like a…

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"Dial L" Chapter 10 -- Miles at the Modern --

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Chapter 10 --Miles at the Modern-- 

  

It was the first time all day that I was knocked off center.  I checked my mobile .... No service.

The trip down from the…

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"Dial L" Chapter 11 -- Backside Story --

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Chapter 11 --Backside Story-- 

 

If in fact I really was dead, then I had missed the dying bit ...  which, I thought, was not altogether a bad bargain. My only regret…

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"Dial L" Chapter 12 -- Now's The Time --

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Chapter 12 --Now's The Time-- 

 

 "You said it saved your life ..." I said sticking my finger through the bullet hole in the well worn lighter. 

No flint, no…

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