One Long Panel of Stones – Chapter 28

Melinda’s PalmPilot is open to a digitally handwritten note, scrawled across hundreds of pages, with about six words per page. These things don’t seem terribly efficient. I pull the stylus out and start flipping through…

One Long Panel of Stones – Chapter 19

When I get back outside, Gus is blowing his nose, looking miserable. “So,” I point into the window, “That’s Alexis at the front counter. Melinda was in the back.” “Ah,” Gus replies, a thoughtful but…

One Long Panel of Stones – Chapter 10

“Well, that’s a lot.” “Yeah, it’s, great, isn’t it?” Gus says, so visibly excited I’m worried he’ll explode. “This still doesn’t get us… anywhere though, right? Unless I’m misreading something somewhere?” “Well, it gets us…

One Long Panel of Stones – Chapter 6

“I’m sorry, an energy what?” Gus says, as incredulously as a human being can muster. I pull the emails I’d printed at the office from my bag, “Uh, hmm, vortex, an energy vortex.” “What does…

One Long Panel of Stones – Chapter 5

To: m-bakersfield@earthlink.net From: sallymetfairy@prodigy.net Subject: hermatic order of owl Hello Melinda, My name’s Sally, you don’t know me, but I came across your book while reading an article about a vault unearthed at a construction…

One Long Panel of Stones – Chapter 4

Before heading into work the next morning, I call the history department at Northern University of Arizona. A small voice answers. “History,” the voice says. A statement, a question, and a surprised exclamation all rolled…