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Becoming Billie – Chapter Seventeen

“Looks like the weather’s turning colder…” the young woman at the newsstand observed as she handed Gus the morning paper and a pack of Marlboros. ...

Becoming Billie Chapter Sixteen

The band played on and no one looked up from their drinks -or dice games- as Theresa slowly slumped over on the bar and begin...

Becoming Billie – Chapter Fifteen

Theresa stood at the bottom of five worn stone steps. Looking up at the brownstone, she read the small bronze plaque, mouthing the words silently. ...

Becoming Billie – Chapter Fourteen

Gus looked at the clock.  It had now been an hour since Lindy had finished recounting her ordeal and his wheels were turning.  He’d worn...

Becoming Billie – Chapter Thirteen

No one breathed or blinked as Gus and Lindy clasped hands and hugged in warm recognition, one frail and vulnerable, the other weary, worn but...

Becoming Billie – Chapter 12

Gus thought it best to head toward Manhattan before the storm worsened.  He knew he could rest when he was on relatively safe ground and...

Becoming Billie – Chapter Eleven

“Hold on a second, Gus! Let me get up to speed here.” Pete yawned, closed the den door, put Gus on speaker phone and poured...

Becoming Billie – Chapter Ten

Going against all his training, and before he could stop himself, Gus flew across the room toward his distraught friend.  He tackled Mark, yelling as...

Becoming Billie Chapter Nine

Angie stood stiff, her hand in a frozen wave as she watched the red tail lights retreat into the pitch-black night.  Her ‘Guardian Angels’ -as...

Becoming Billie – Chapter Eight

After what seemed like an interminable ride to O’Hare, Gus tossed the fare to the cabby and ran for check-in. “Your flight is on time...