Boris Slocum

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B.L. Slocum is a lawyer and former intelligence officer who writes to quell the various voices that beset him. His many professions have ranged from short-order cook to truck driver to writer and editor. He once even had the crackpot idea of becoming a college professor. The foolish things he writes and silly ideas he holds are all his own.

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I never found my grandmother's old typewriter as a youngster, so I didn't become infected by the writing bug as precocious young beasties sometimes do. (No, that all came much later.) Either way, writing is not, and likely never will be, a full-time gig for me. But in between trips to the courthouse, I scratch out stories for my amusement and for the entertainment of other

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"Due to the not so well done cover and its short length I was on the fence with this story before diving in but I wanted to live on the side of danger, I suppose. The begging had me for a second but I pushed through, mainly because it is only 97 pa..." Read more of this review »
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"I did really enjoy the dark humor. It was so unexpected in places, caught you off guard. It heads in a direction I didn’t expect, which kept the story fresh and interesting.

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