A Young Charles Splints Case: Hide-and-Seek (Available on medium.com)

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A 7-year-old Charles Splints is a private investigator at Brooksend Elementary. In this story he’s tasked with finding a student who went missing during a game of Hide-and-Seek.

Find the story here

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From Red To Black – New Poem Available on SpillWordsPress

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By Dan Leicht

There are spiders everywhere

In my lungs
spinning webs
casting away each breath

I can no longer breathe

There is a man talking on his phone below my balcony
telling his daughter it will be all right

A spider crawls over my leg
up to my throat
the music in my ears is loud
and I can no longer hear myself breathing
no longer feel it…(Read the rest on Spillwords)

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Forget-Me-Nots (Short Story available to read on Medium.com)

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Plastic (poem available on Spillwords Press)

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Refill – Story posted to Medium

Refill (short story)

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A Charles Splint Case: Absent Peacock (Parts 1-3)

This is a Charles Splints short story consisting of 3 parts, each around 1,000 words, available on my medium.com page.

Charles Splints was a detective for many years in the city of Brooksend. After leaving the force he became a private investigator and takes all sorts of cases brought to his door. This particular case focuses on a missing peacock from the Brooksend zoo named Ace.

 

Absent Peacock (Part 1)

Absent Peacock (Part 2)

Absent Peacock (Part 3)

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OLD HANK – SHORT STORY ON MEDIUM

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Every December he’d visit the bus stop in the morning and stay there until eight at night. Over the years he made friends with the regulars. Most of them referred to him as Old Hank and would bring him food and conversation before boarding the bus…

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A YOUNG CHARLES SPLINTS CASE

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The young Charles Splints cases take place when the future detective of Brooksend was still in elementary school. A seven year old Charles Splints is on the case. 

SLIDE

SCHOOL LUNCH

THE GOLD PENCIL SHARPENER

GUMSHOE

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New Story – Available on Medium

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A Plush Rodent Named Eric (On Medium.com)

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Poetry: Paul The Skull/The Skull of Paul

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By Dan Leicht

Paul was very tall
and now I have his skull
but
that’s not what this poem is about at all

Relax it’s a replica
given to me as they were cleaning out the office of a surgeon
did it really belong to someone?
Paul is that you?
He wears my glasses as I write
at times I’ll glance at him to the left of the laptop screen
pretend he’s watching
interested in what it is I am writing “Care you hear about this line?”
I’ll ask. No reply. He keeps to himself, or is simply ignoring me.
Deep cavities stare out, jealous of the mug or can,
more often than not containing caffeine, some sort of personal buzz,
the elixir for the page,
Hemingway’s tactics aren’t for everyone,
is there anyone famous for tea yet? Read more ›

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