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For All The Lovers Out There (Excerpt from the short story “The Absence of Tomorrow”)

Excerpt from “The Absence of Tomorrow”

by Senator Brett

She ran into the kitchen and breathlessly asked him, “How… why… do you love me?” And, it stopped him cold.

He turned and looked at her, her face softened by the glow of the amber light. “Why?” he asked. “How, you ask?” And then he paused and added Continue reading

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The Christmas Dance (Excerpt from “Sunburnt in December”)

The Christmas Dance (Excerpt from “Sunburnt in December”)

by Senator Brett

It was Christmas Day and Reb found himself missing yet another holiday back home in Texas. “That’s the nature of the life I choose, I guess,” thought Reb to himself as he slowly Continue reading


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The Introduction of the Tuckas (Excerpt from Children’s Book)

I’ve been asked several times to better explain the Tuckas after the last excerpt, so here is a portion of the book from before the last post. It happens earlier in the book and lightly explains what the Tuckas are, and how they relate to the story. There’s more, but this should suffice.

The Introduction of the Tuckas (Excerpt from Children’s Book)

by Senator Brett

The rain was pouring as they climbed up the hillside. It was so fast and furious that the three of them could barely see the path and so they took their time, one step at a time, for they were fearful that Continue reading


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Excerpt From “Sunburnt in December” (The Colour of Grey)

Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT PART OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOK! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! This is an entirely different project and written from a much different voice. So… you’ve been warned. 🙂

“Sunburnt in December”

Chapter: The Colour of Grey

by Senator Brett

Of all days for it to happen, it happened to be on a Friday.

The blazing inferno that is otherwise known as the Texas sun hung heavily against the late afternoon sky, its burning orange casting Continue reading


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TOTD – What I Wish I Meant?

Look, I know that most of the time I probably come across as a cynical bastard. And, I’m okay with that… mostly because I’m a cynical bastard. However, every once in a while I am not. Today’s post is one of those times.

Thought of the Day – What I Wish I Meant?

by Senator Brett

Several nights ago, while spending time with my niece Tessa, I watched the British version of the Japanese animation film “The Secret World of Arriety,” which for those of you that do not know, is based on the classic children’s book “The Borrowers.” The copy that I had included the English subtitles that the Japanese producers of the film included in their DVD set. And, I don’t know about you people, but whenever I watch a film with subtitles I can’t help but read along, no matter how hard I try not to.

In one particular sequence one of the characters says, as they are leaving their home and saying goodbye to someone, “Take care of yourself”… however, the subtitle read, “I hope that you have the best life ever.” And it got me to thinking…

How I wish Continue reading


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“Sunburnt in December” – The Long Slide

Excerpt from “Sunburnt in December” – The Long Slide
by Senator Brett

We were driving hard, sliding and hugging through the short easy curves of Pacific Highway 1. Sand, sand, sand on one side of us and looming, open-faced rocky cliffs on the other. Forget the brochures, ladies and gentlemen. Forget the television shows and the commercial advertisement make-up. Trust me, the coastline of Southern California can be a scary place, a very scary place indeed, especially if Continue reading