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From A Conversation on a Romanian Road

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December 5th, 2022 Posted 7:47 am

She turned to him. His eyes were on the road. He really was a handsome man, and that soulful look in his eyes was no illusion. She knew that for a fact.

“How old are you, Max?”

“I don’t see what difference it makes.”

“Max?” She was prepared for something young, even as low as sixty-one, or God help her, fifty-nine.

“I will be forty-seven in November.”

“Oh, Max,” she said.

[from Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, coming July 25 – preorders are beloved of publishers, it’s in their genes]

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Mrs. P

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November 28th, 2022 Posted 7:41 am

Mrs. Plansky turned to Jeanine. “Paying for what?”

“The TV in the lounge,” Jeanine said, “but I don’t know where he got the idea there’d be a charge. No one would have told him that. It’s covered by our insurance.”

“He broke the TV?”

Jeanine nodded. “With a beer bottle.”

“He threw it that hard?”

Jeanine shook her head. “He wheeled right up to the screen and used the bottle like a club. Have you met Mr. Blucher?”

“I don’t think so.”

“He’s new. That’s who the argument was with. Naturally a staff member was on scene, serving refreshments and such, but it all happened very quick.”

“Dad’s ninety-eight. How could it have been quick?”

[coming July 25, available for pre-order]

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Dinu

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November 21st, 2022 Posted 7:19 am

An English lesson in a far-off country:
“My point,” Professor Bogdan went on, “is that no American says it is I. They say it’s me. The grammar is wrong but that’s how they say it. You must learn the right wrong grammar. That’s the secret of sounding American.”
“How will I learn?”
“There are ways. For one you could go to YouTube and type in ‘Country Music.’ Now begin again.”
“Hello, it’s me, your grandson, insert name here,” Dinu said.
[Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge is available for pre-order.]
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Loretta

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November 18th, 2022 Posted 7:57 am

Here’s a first little snippet from Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, my next novel, coming July 25 and now available for pre-order. Perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but I found something new in my writing self in this story. More like I stumbled into it. (Mrs. Plansky’s first name is Loretta.)
“Summing up, Loretta, I’ve known you a long time and I’m having trouble believing you’d suddenly close your account without talking to me. In fact, I don’t believe it.”
“But I didn’t close the account. I haven’t even looked at it in weeks.”
“Then where’s the money?”
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