Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part twenty-one)

The trip was jerky and stressful, and the cab stalled out five or six times, and on one occasion just about rolled backwards down a hill and into a bakery, but through a combination of intuition, experimentation and Danny’s helpful foul-mouthed guidance Jocelyn managed to navigate the empty […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part twenty)

It was almost midnight by the time Jocelyn made it back around to Ted’s office. Danny first had to drop Dickie off back at his building, then drive back across town so Jocelyn could return the items she’d taken from Ted and Tammy’s desks. This late at night […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part nineteen)

Danny was a little surprised to see Jocelyn had a passenger, and even more surprised when she insisted on climbing into the front seat with him. She asked him to take her to a quiet place where she and her guest could talk, so Danny agreed to just drive around a calm area near the […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part eighteen)

Having completed NaNoWriMo ’10, I’m going to share one section of my story here every Friday until you’ve read the whole thing. Hooray for easy update days! Enjoy.

Outside of the radiator and the bed, the details of the tiny, one-room flat included a few mostly-barren shelves, an opened wooden chest spilling over with men’s […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part seventeen)

Having completed NaNoWriMo ’10, I’m going to share one section of my story here every Friday until you’ve read the whole thing. Hooray for easy update days! Enjoy.

Every musclehead and tough guy in town passed through the docks from time to time. There was always work to be had there, and while it wasn’t […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part sixteen)

Having completed NaNoWriMo ’10, I’m going to share one section of my story here every Friday until you’ve read the whole thing. Hooray for easy update days! Enjoy.

Officer Barret was standing outside of Ted’s office smoking a cigar and looking very pleased with himself. Mr. Swanson’s observation had been spot on: the office was […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part fifteen)

Having completed NaNoWriMo ’10, I’m going to share one section of my story here every Friday until you’ve read the whole thing. Hooray for easy update days! Enjoy.

Danny razzed her all the way back into town, but Jocelyn couldn’t honestly say she didn’t deserve it. She’d been so focused on confirming Ted or Tammy […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part fourteen)

Having completed NaNoWriMo ’10, I’m going to share one section of my story here every Friday until you’ve read the whole thing. Hooray for easy update days! Enjoy.

“…then he asked if he could borrow my pen,” Jocelyn explained, “which was sort of embarrassing, because I’d forgotten to bring one. We had to walk all […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part thirteen)

Having completed NaNoWriMo ’10, I’m going to share one section of my story here every Friday until you’ve read the whole thing. Hooray for easy update days! Enjoy.

The setup was less than ideal. Sitting on the cot wasn’t uncomfortable, not exactly, but it was difficult. If Jocelyn wobbled or shifted her weight too much […]

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Jocelyn Beauregard, Private Eye (part twelve)

Having completed NaNoWriMo ’10, I’m going to share one section of my story here every Friday until you’ve read the whole thing. Hooray for easy update days! Enjoy.

Jocelyn paid a late afternoon visit to Ted’s office. It was no longer the hotspot of activity it had been the day prior; the police had shifted […]

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