Episodic Romance: a Ray Kowalski / Benton Fraser due South adventure

Episodic Romance, a due South adventure of the Fraser/Kowalski variety.
Rated as "R" for your sanity convenience. Somewhere around 70,000 words.
Film students, dead gangsters, becoming Ray Vecchio, Old Chicago, and familiar faces.

Written for the Red Ships Green Ships 'zine and findable here

Ray almost wakes.

Ray doesn't want to wake; he wants to drown in sleep. Sleep is cool and placid and leaches away every single thought, just as sure as the water sucked the warmth from his muscles in the Henry Allen. Ray doesn't want strong arms grasping him, or hot breath forced between his lips and into his lungs; Ray kicks and tries to wrench free. He wants to go back, dive back under, burrow under his comforter to find the serenity of the drowning. That still moment when nothing matters any more, because everything is certain and everything is a long and dreamless sleep. But the more Ray struggles, the more Ray tries to wrench free and have the current take him; the more aware Ray becomes. The more awake Ray becomes.

The more Ray remembers.

Now webposted to my website in handy chapters for your reading pleasure:

Episode 1 Shadows and men that do not exist
Episdoe 2 Not Greta Garbo at all
Episode 3 Nothing like drowning
Episode 4 Your own personal ghost
Episode 5 Nothing would be easy ever again

I hope to produce a .pdf version some time in the near future, for those of you who enjoy pretty and prinatable fiction.

Thanks is due to many, many people:

Without these fine people this boat would be sunk. Any holes in the hull are my own. Facts are as true as can be in the arms of fiction.

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