The Stockbroker -16

They dressed and came out into the main room where Ricky was already done packing the narcotics in a metal storage trunk. He hauled it up and they followed him out to the back. The boy had cleared away the dirt from over the dugout and he unlocked and opened the doorhatch and got down … Read more

The Stockbroker – 15

He stood and stepped from the porch and kept his hands out and open and walked toward the car. That’s far enough. What’re you doin out here? I just got dropped off. You’re sleepin on the porch is what you’re doin. I had a long night. Long night. I work nights. Uh-huh. Where at? Over … Read more

The Stockbroker – 14

He drove below the speedlimit the way to Upson and pulling up to the bungalow told him to tell Justine that he had an errand to run. The sun was up now and in its starkness he looked to be twenty years older, a middle-aged version of the boy that he knew. An augury of … Read more

The Stockbroker – 13

He nodded. She returned then and slipped the bag back to him. You want me to call over a couple girls? Wes nodded. She leaned and kissed him on his mouth and he ran his hands about her body and then she let up and walked off. Two more whiskeys?, she turned and called back. … Read more

The Stockbroker – 12

When they pulled into the parkinglot Wes drove to the back of the lot and parked and cut the engine. He took out the gram bag and they passed it between them taking key bumps and after a while Wes put on some cologne and put a piece of gum in his mouth and checked … Read more

The Stockbroker – 11

Howdy Wes, he said. Justine. He turned toward the backdoor and didn’t say anything for a moment and then he turned back to Justine and said: It’s Morris. I know who it is, dummy. You believe here we are havin one of our domestic disputes and then all of a sudden I turn around to … Read more

The Stockbroker – 10

They watched him as he came up, hallooing at him. Howdy Ricky, he said. Jimmy. Mark. They each stood and shook his hand and pat him on his back and told him that it had been too long and that he should come by more often but that he was probably too much of a … Read more

The Stockbroker – 9

He walked the trail under the light of the towers and came out onto Niles Road and then walked over to Upson Street. He stood on the curb and had a bump and looked up at the streetlight, at the whirling ball of insects. A new swarm of mayflies approached the light and the swarm … Read more

The Stockbroker – 8

The one called Jane was pulling at her tshirt where the sleeves were cut out. Then she watched him for a moment before she spoke again. You sleep-off that jump, mister?, she said. I guess. You didn’t much look like you were interested in breathing again. Good old Adolf goin and savin you. Kind of … Read more

The Stockbroker – 7

Even as he was in mid-air he knew that it was a mistake and when he hit the water he hit it sideways and he looked as if he made no effort to rise and eventually the others at the top of the cliff yelled down to him but there was no movement still. A … Read more