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Saturday, October 29, 2011

One track mind..


What would you think if I tell you
that all I do all day is think about you...
and that I can hardly concentrate
on my duties at work?
What would you think if I tell you..
that in my mind...
I'm constantly undressing you...
would you think that I am indeed some kind of
pervert?/

It's just that I am so very much into you...
I love everything about you from head to toe...
And I know it's against everything I've been taught
as a man to tell you all of this...
but girl I just feel compelled somehow to let you
know.../





It's just that ouuu...
When it comes to you girl..
I'm just a guy
with a one track mind...
I think about nothing but making  sweet love
to you ...
all the time...
And I hope I do to you what you do to me..
because you've got me wrapped around your fingers
so hopelessly I find...
When it comes to you baby...
I find...
I'm just a guy with a one track mind./




I can't wait for you to get home so I can run a hot bath
for you...
The wine is in the cooler...
and I've ordered take out for two...
We trade small talk about how your day was
and how was mine...
And all the while,I'm just waiting for your bath to finish
so I can get you naked and just take my time.../

When we are in the bed..
making sweet love is like dying and waking
up in heaven my dear...
You can't imagine what a pleasure it is
just to have you near...
I try to savor every moment of making love,
because my passion for you is so very strong...
But it's so hard sometimes for me to contain it,
but for so long.../


I am so very much into you...
I love everything about you from head to toe...
And I know it's against everything I've been taught
as a man to tell you all of this...
but girl I just feel compelled somehow to let you
know.../


ouuu...
When it comes to you girl..
I'm just a guy
with a one track mind...
I think about nothing but making  sweet love
to you ...
all the time...


And I hope I do to you what you do to me..
because you've got me wrapped around your fingers
so hopelessly I find...
When it comes to you baby...
I find...
I'm just a guy with a one track mind./

Friday, October 28, 2011

Another Honeymoon


Girl it has occurred to me that what we both need is a vacation..
A little get away
from all of the day to day frustration...
You and me
in a nice hotel room with a bottle of wine...
A nice big brass bed..
So that you and I can have ourselves a very good
time...


Baby close the door..
turn the key...
for the next few hours...
it's just going to be
about you and me.../


We're gonna have another Honeymoon...
I know we had one several years ago...
We're gonna have another honeymoon
This one will be much better though.../

We are both much older and we've learned
and tried a lot of new things that we can bring to the table..
Girl you're still looking good to me..
and if you're willin...
baby I'm able...


Stop by Victoria's Secret tomorrow
before we go..
Surprise me with what you select...
You'll look good in anything,
I know../

Honey close that door..
and make sure that it's locked...
for the next few hours...
let's get our worlds rocked../


We're gonna have another Honeymoon...
I know we had one several years ago...
We're gonna have another honeymoon
This one will be much better though.../

Baby close the door..
turn the key...
for the next few hours...
it's just going to be
about you and me.../

We're gonna have another Honeymoon...
I know we had one several years ago...
We're gonna have another honeymoon
This one will be much better though.../

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What Had happened Was


Well, I decided to tell Nicole what had happened.....We have to go back a few years ago when we were all at Howard University in D.C.  Paris ,Blake and Chance Howard were pledging Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity...They were preparing for their probate show.....Within a night or two, they would be fully initiated brothers...

There was a beautiful soror of Delta Sigma Theta always hanging around them...Her name was Glenda Jones...There was a rumor that one of the Scrollers (Pledges) namely Paris was seeing her...Everybody knows that pledges aren't supposed to be seeing women!

I saw her talking to my Frat brother, Sean Jackson..She had on some tights that were really hugging every curve on that voluptuous, curvy body of hers..Sean was laughing with her about some unknown joke between them when I walked up...

"Heyyyy what's so funny?" I laughed, eyeing Glenda to the point where she blushed..

"Aww nothin..nothin man...we were just talking about the pro show...The boys got somethin really nice planned." said Sean Jackson...

"Yeah? I hope Chance got my dry cleaning." I said.

"He did. Him and Blake picked it up this morning." said Sean..

"Where's Paris?" I asked...

"He's doing something for me." said Sean...

"And what's goin on with you missy?" I asked Glenda who was visibly blushing....

"Nothin...Nothin at all." she said.

''Aren't your girls getting ready to cross those burnin sands soon?" I asked.

She giggled..."Yes...pretty soon...any day now.  How about your girl, Brandi...I mean, aren't the AKA's going over soon too?" she asked.

"I wouldn't know..Brandi don't tell me nothin." I lied...

"Well..I gotta run....I'll see you all tomorrow night at the stepshow.." she said and walked off as I just shook my head and laughed...

"Get your eyes back in your head playa...Brandi will kill you if she even thought you were thinkin about hittin that." he laughed...

"Who me?..I aint thinkin bout her." I lied again...

"Yeah, well don't....You got enough on your plate....If I didn't know better, I swear you were tryin to get in soror's panties too." said Sean Jackson..

"Who? Nicole?? Nicole Butler??"

"Aww punk don't act like it hasn't crossed your mind..Always goin over her room late at night...Spending the weekend over there everytime Brandi goes home for the weekend.I wouldn't be surprised if you haven't hit that yet." said Sean...

"Nah...I haven't...We just friends...but I'll tell you...If I ever had a s hot at Nicole Butler,I swear I'd take it in a heartbeat...Damn that girl got body goin to bed...and she smells so good...and her voice is so soft and sexy,man, I get hard just hearing her speak..  But, she won't give me the time of day like that....She knows I go with Brandi...They was line sisters... I can't get near her like that..but Sean,I swear..I dream about it all the time man." I confessed..


"Damn dog, you better get ahold of yourself...You'll mess around and won't have nobody." said Sean.

"Yeah..I know." I said.

A little later on that afternoon..I was in the laundryroom of one of the dorms and who was down there doing laundry but Glenda Jones in some different tights..These were red, with a white torn t-shirt on..Her huge breasts were pushing the fabric out..

"Damn girl, what do you do..change clothes every three hours?" I joked.

"I didn't know that you noticed." she replied dryly...

"Yeah..I noticed...I notice everything about you." I said.

She looked up at me and kind of smiled...

"You do? How long have you had that problem?" she asked in a whispery voice...

"Longer than you might think." I said and I bent over and kissed her lightly on her lips..

"Ouuu, you have soft lips." she said..

I kissed her again..This time a little longer...I reached around and grabbed both of her round buttocks and pulled her closer....and we kissed for a good long time....She slowly removed my hands and eased away from me...

"We'd better stop before somebody comes in here." she said.

"Yeah..you're right.."I said..

"Don't you have a girlfriend?" she asked.

"Yeah..I really shouldn't have done that..I'm sorry." I said.

"I won't say anything if you don't.....Could you help me with my clothes?" she asked.

"Huh?, What?" I asked..

"Get your mind out of the gutter..Grab one of those baskets..I'm taking this up to my room.. " she laughed as she put the clothes she had taken out of the dryer into two baskets....

"Oh, uh yeah." I said as I helped her.

II-


There was another girl on the elevator with us....She got off two floors later..After that it was just the two of us.. I leaned over and kissed Glenda again...She returned the kiss and then stopped..

"Ouuuu, you are bad..." she said with a devilish smile..

"So are you." I said.

"I think we should stop this before we go further than we both should.." she said.

"Yeah..you're right..I'm very sorry." I said.

"That's the second time you've said that." she joked..

We got to her floor and we went to her room and put the two baskets down...

"Thank you." she said.

"Well since I'm here, Can I , uh...help you put your things away?" I asked...

"Nooooo..that's my underwear...I don't want you looking at my panties and bras.." she said.

''Aww Nicole lets me do it all the time." I slipped up and said. I was suddenly very sorry I had said that.

"Yeah?  That's her... And them AKA's always sayin us Deltas are the freaks." she joked...

I was getting ready to walk out, but I couldn't help it..I grabbed Glenda and pulled her toward me....I kissed her....this time long and passionate...She didn't resist...she returned my passion and I eased her tights down and off...She was wearing baby blue bikini panties ....

"Damn girl." I said.

''Well..that's one pair of my panties that you've gotten to see." she said as she giggled..

"Indeed" I said. I pulled her to me and kissed her again...long and  hard.....

''Wait!....Go over there and lock that door." she said as she pushed away from my embrace.

"You got a room-mate?" I asked.

"No..but I don't want anybody just wandering in.." she said...

I turned the lights off, locked the door and she turned the radio on...I slipped my trousers off...

"OH MY GOD...YOU are hung like a horse?" she said in amazement...as I laid her across her unmade bed and began kissing her and sucking on her breasts like crazy..She began rubbing my penis up and down with both of her hands...

"MYYYYYYY Goodness Cole.." she said..as I slid myself into her...She was already wet...

I felt like I had died and gone to heaven...I moved in and out of her smoother than I had any woman I had known up until then and she followed my every movemant....

"OHHHHH...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Cole...Ohhh my goodness...ouuuuuuuuu...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Coleeeeeeeeeeeeeee.." she moaned....


We made love on that bed for hours....both of us moaning and groaning and just moving slow and deliberate....

"Cole...Cole, don't come inside me...please..pull out...don't come inside of me..." she pleaded...

I didn't want to...but I didn't want to get her pregnant on top of  everything else...When I felt myself getting to the point...I pulled out and exploded furiously all over her bed...



"You always wanted to do that didn't you?" she said.

"Yeah." I said...

"Me too...Ever since this line started pledging...I've been curious about you...I never thought you paid me no mind." she said.

"Sure I did..." I said.

"I got a confession to make...and I hope you don't get mad or take it out on the scrollers." she said.

"What?" I asked.

"Promise me you won't say nothin or do nothin." she said.

"I promise." I said.

"I've been kinda sorta dating Paris for awhile...We started datin right before he started pledging and well, it's been hard to see him..You guys always got him, Blake and Chance on the move and it had been a long time...I needed some.." she said.

"Wow..I was just a booty call." I joked.

"Where is Brandi?  You two fighting?" she asked...

"No....She's around.." I said.

"Can I ask you a question?" asked Glenda...

"Sure....." I said..

"Are you doing Nicole Butler?" she asked...

"Nicole? No...Nahhhh, we just friends...We are like brother and sister." I said.

"Well you be around her more than you be around Brandi....Everybody think that you doin both of them." she said.

"People think....People think....Thinkin aint knowin." I said.

"You right..You right." said Glenda.

III-



"And that's what had happened." I said as Nicole Butler turned toward me and finally began to talk to me...

"So you screwed Glenda, while Paris,Blake and Chance were on line?" she asked.

"Yeah, it was just that one time....I didn't know about Paris and her until she told me...and I suppose at some time or other after Paris went over and became a Kappaman, she must have told him about our one night or afternoon together." I said.

"You ever gonna talk about it with Paris?" she asked...

"I might..I don't know." I said...

"And back then you were liking me? You were seeing my soror, screwing a Delta behind her back and lusting after me...huh?" she asked...

"Yeah..I guess so.." I confessed, certain that Nicole was going to ask me to get dressed and leave..

''Wow, that has made me so wet.."she said.

"Huh?, what?" I said...

"To know that you wanted me like that....and that you're still crazy about me." she said. I was getting erect again...Nicole eyed it and just smiled and shook her head..

"So you're not mad?" I asked..

"Uh Uh..I just wanted to know what happened ."she said.




I rolled Nicole over, slipped her panties down and rolled her sheer babydoll....I spread her legs...she giggled and raised up...her buttocks in the air and I entered her from the rear...

"Ummmmmmmmm..ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh good lawdddddd.." she moaned as I eased in from behind...Her rear end was just so round, so firm...so delicious for want of a better word to describe it that I had to start from here....I started slow , but generally began to thrust harder and faster....She felt so wet, so soft...

"OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, yessssssssssssssssssssss...Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss....It feels so good Cole....OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU....." she screamed as I thrusted harder...

She was screaming louder...she had her legs spread and all of that butt up in the air....and me, I was sweating profusely and still going at it....

Finally, I pulled out and I lifted her up and laid her across the bed...I stared down into those gorgeous brown eyes of hers and I entered her like nobody's business...I wanted to savor this experience, So I took my time... I made slow, steady sweet love to Nicole the rest of the
night.


The weekend hadn't been lost after all.



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It Wasn't Like that!


"Oh My goddddddddddddd, Cole...Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu." moaned Nicole Butler as I plowed deep inside of her...I couldn't wait for Saturday , when I was supposed to come up and see her...I instead surprised her by arriving in Philly from D.C. on Thursday afternoon...

I took her out to dinner after she got off work and then we went to Josies , where we had drinks, danced....They had a D.J. that night and then we returned to her apartment where I ran a nice hot bath for her and salivated as I watched her undress and ease into the tub...

I used a loofa to wash her back , while she lathered herself in soap.....After I washed her....I don't even remember coming out of my clothes..I just remember being in her bad, making sweet love to her for hours upon hours....

She kept saying- "Colllleeeee...ouuuuuuu, I've got to go to work tomorrow...ohhhhhhh."  As we continued to make love throughout the night.....By the time I finished...it was 4;30 in the morning...

"No way I'm going to make it tomorrow..I'm going to call out..." she said.

She picked up her phone and called her office...She left a voice mail.......Then she turned to me...

"You really should have waited until Saturday Cole...I have a lot of work on my desk...This is going to put me behind two days when I go in Monday." she said.

"Hell, you might not make it in Monday." I said.

"Ohhhh noo...you're going home Sunday night...for real.." she said as I climbed on top of her once again...

"Oh my God..Cole...I can't believe you are such  a horn dog.." she said....

"Me neither." I said as we both laughed.. and commenced to kissing, fondling and engaging in more lovemaking.



"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my goodness, you are soooo hugeee!" she screamed as I dove deeper and deeper into her goodness...

"Ohhhh Nicole....this is alll I think about all day long..being inside you...ohhhhhh." I said.

II-

Nicole and I went to Mulberry Street that night for drinks and live jazz...Downtown Rob Brown and his quartet were playing ,along with singer Ingrid Rhodes... We were joined by my frat brothers and their girls... Sean Jackson and his wife, Sheila..quite a looker..Blake and his girlfriend, Cherish, another beauty...Chance Howard and his foxy and voluptious ladyfriend, Anita Jenkins...and Paris and his lady friend of the moment..Nadine...Nadine Green...an attorney...and what's more...an Attorney I knew!!!

Nadine and I had had a breif er uh, sexual encounter about two years ago...The minute she saw me , she looked down...and kind of blushed...I hoped upon hope that Nicole didn't notice...Also..Paris was already kind of cold towards me because of another woman that he and I had in common...That had been from college..Many years before..
Sean Jackson was the only one at the table ,besides Paris and Blake, who knew that story!

"Wow....I can't belive this...You and Nicole??  I would have never thought it." laughed Blake.

"Yeah, strange things do happen." laughed Sean Jackson.

"Well, Nicole and I kind of hooked up at Diane and Carl's wedding last month and we've uh kind of been kicking it ever since then." I said.

"Really? Cause I was at that wedding and I didn't see you together at all..You was all up under Glenda Jones ." said paris Dryly...

"Glenda Jones?? Really Cole." said Nicole...half kidding.

"I-I-I-uh hadn't run into you yet baby." I said....

"Didn't you used to talk to Nicole's soror?" asked Blake.

"Uhhh yeah...long time ago..."I answered...I really didn't like this line of questioning, so I changed gears..

"So Anita, I understand you're in catering?" I said.

"My sisters own a restaraunt...You ought to stop in sometimes..I work with them." she said.

"Mabel Jenkins's Soul Food Joint??I've been there...great food.....Isn't it Nic?" I said.

"Yes it is." said Nicole.

"You're Mabel Jenkins's sister? Ohhh woww.." I said.

"Yes, I'm the youngest...There's Victoria, Mabel and Corrie and then Me..." she added.

"That's great." I said.

"Uhhh, we are going to bar...anybody want anything?" asked Paris as he and Nadine got up from the table..

"I'm straight" said Blake as he looked at Cherish , Chance and Anita....

I looked at Nicole and smiled weakly...She wasn't smiling at all...The tension was thick enough to cut butter in the room....It was definitely a bad idea to meet up with all of these people...

III-


Later that night while lying in bed...Nicole asked me-

"You want to tell me what that was all about?" she asked.

"What was what about?" I asked.

"Paris...what's up with you and him?" she asked.

"Aww, I think he's still  a little salty about me and Glenda Jones...He was kind of seeing her when he was pledging...." I said.

"And you were seeing her too? Damn Cole...While you were dating my soror?  She's a Delta at that." said Nicole disgustedly...

"Well, that was back then." I explained.

"He's your frat brother." she said.

"He is now...He and Blake were pledges back then." I said.

"So that made it right?" she asked.

"No...Nah, it wasn't even like that..." I said.

"So tell me...What was it like?" she asked.

"Awww come on..that was a long time ago...it's a longg story." I said.

"I like long stories..especially before I go to sleep." she said.

"Aww baby." I said.

(Conclusion Next....)

Friday, October 21, 2011

No Way To Treat A Lady



I was in West Philadelphia on the Market-Frankford Elevated Train....known as "The El" to most Philadelphians....At 46th & Market, the person I was loking for got on the train as planned....

He was a thin, well dressed playa known as Sammy the Pimp...He knew me by what I was wearing, a Gray, Pin striped Brooks brothers suit...I was probably the most well dressed guy on this train at this time of day when most of the riders were school children or the elderly...

"You Kevin?" he asked.

"Yeah, you Sammy?" I asked.

"Yeah...Fathead Newton sent me...I got a scope on that guy you've been lookin for...Cold Hearted Stewart.." he said.

"That's what I'm here for..." I said.

"Here's an address and a phone number for him....As you can see, it's nowhere near here." he said.

I looked it over and shrugged...

"A er ruh client of mine just happened to run into him.....He's got muscle...cat named Ben Ali....He's in a rental house....Him and a babe..He rarely goes out..but the babe goes out on the regular....But mostly ,Ben Ali gets them what they need." he said.

"Ben Ali is risking the wrath of Fathead Newton, The Diaz Brothers and Lin Chou..."I mused.

"Ben Ali doesn't care about none of them...He does his own thing..His rep is pretty fierce.." said Sammy the Pimp.

"Well ,Whatever..thanks...I just needed an address for Cold Hearted Stewart." I said.

I peeled off a couple of bills and slipped it to Sammy..

"I appreciate your help Sammy." I said.

He took the money and looked at me.....

"Thanks....I figure this might be the last time I hear of you...You gotta be suicidal to wanna tangle with Ben Ali or Cold Hearted Stewart..So good bye.....oh and I'd appreciate it if you not mention that it was me what gave you the information...I don't want no trouble outta neither of them." he said.

"Heyyy Sammy, We never met...Do I know you?" I said.

"Hah Ha...Be easy man...and take care of yourself." he said.

"Always ." I said.

He got off the next stop....I rode two more stations and got off myself.


I met Kool Kat and Clerow at the Continental in Center City ,later on that day....

"Got it?" he asked...

"Yup...This time ...we can't make any mistakes...We go in fast...put the guns on em and
get the money and get out....No gunfire, if we can help it." I said.

"Kev...a guy like Cold Hearted Stewart isn't going to take something like this lyin down..You saw how he through down a few days ago... Not to mention , he's got Ben Ali protecting him....He's another tough nut to crack" said Kool Kat.

"Yeah...and a guy like him probably doesn't keep that kind of cash on him...You said it's well over 300 large right...He probably has it in a locker or a safe deposit box somewhere for safe keeping." said Clerow.

"Yeah , you're right.. So we wait and we watch...We get him out of there somehow and we get the girl to lead us to the money." I said.

"What about Ben Ali?" asked Kool Kat...

'We may have to take our chances with him." I said..."Once we find the house and get a good scope on it and the movemant of it's inhabitants..we'll get a better idea of what we are looking at." I said.

''Well ..the only thing to it..is to do it." said Kool Kat.

II-




Finding the house wasn't difficult at all....It was five miles outside of Northeast Philly actually...We watched the comings and goings for a day and a half..It was just like Sammy the Pimp had said..

Cold Hearted Stewart rarely left the house...but he did leave...Pony left almost twice daily, going to store, the malls and different girlfriends homes in the city..I had Sean Jackson follow her movemants...We had placed a GPS device on her car...So tracking her was relatively easy..

Ben Ali had two young toughs guarding the house... He usually stood on the porch or walked around the back...

On the day I decided to make my move ,I had Ralph Mole call him ,telling him that Fathead had arranged a sitdown between him and Eric Shark Dollars Redding...That perhaps they could strike up a deal...He balked...He wasn't interested in any deal and he was more interested in how they got the number..
He panicked like I hoped he would and started making plans to leave the home...

This time , he left in his car this particular morning with one of Ben Ali's stooges.....This left only Pony, Ben Ali and one of his men... Sean Jackson and Kool Kat followed Cold hearted Stewart in Sean's rental car with tinted windows. It was up to Clerow and I to take the house!!

The guard they left behind was no trouble at all....Clerow stuck a pistol in his ribs and he threw his hands up with a quickness...We bound and gagged him and dragged him to the back of the house.

"Watch him....I'm going in..In about three or four minutes, creep in and see about me." I said as I easily jimmied the lock and entered the house from the back...It was eerily quiet as I crept down the back hall....There was no sign of Ben Ali...

I had to ask!!!I never saw the punch or the huge hand that lifted me off of my feet and slammed me into the wall....I felt the excruitating pain....I didn't see the huge fist that landed in my mid-section knocked the wind out of me and sent me flying across the room either!

A Huge , heavily muscled and bald headed black man with a goatee who I knew was Ben Ali was about to stomp me....I grabbed his foot and twisted it and sent him falling to the floor...I managed to get to my feet ,but I was in extreme pain....He charged at me..I crouched and I landed about 12 good lefts and rights to his face.....I caught him with an uppercut that damn near ripped his head off and then clocked him in his jaw and sent him flying.... He quickly got to his feet and charged me again...throwing haymakers...I dodged them all and ripped his midsection with well placed lefts and rights and then cold cocked him in his jaw, sending him spinning around...I attempted a swift kick to his solar plexus , but he caught my foot , twisted my leg and sent me flying to the floor...

He lifted me up by my neck and put his massive hands around my neck..I kicked him as hard as I could in his privates and he let me go...I again punished his midsection with 10-12 lefts and rights and then planted more lefts and rights to his face...He fell to the floor.....I thought I had time to catch my breath....but he was up again and charging at me...

He swung, I grabbed his arm and put it behind his back and then grabbed his neck and slammed his head into the drywall so hard that it went through it!!! Ben Ali fell to the ground....out for the night...

I didn't have time to catch my breath before I felt cold steel on the back of my neck...

"Hold it right there cop....You sure picked the wrong place and the wrong time." said Pony as she held a gun on me....We both heard another click.....This time , a pistol muzzle was on HER temple...It was Clerow....and surprisingly...He wasn't laughing or smiling...   I took the pistol out of her hand and stared at her...She was drop dead gorgeous...in that streets kinda way...What you'd call "Thick".



"Okay Ma...You know what I'm here for....I want that money." I said.

"Some cop" she sneered.

"I'm not a cop....I'm here to take the money that your boyfriend stole off of the now departed Ghost Hawkins." I said.

"Shark Dollars send you?" she asked.

"If he had of..All of you would be dead right now......No, I work for someone else...for the moment...now enough with the questions... Take me to that money." I snapped.

"This aint no way to treat a lady." she snapped..

"I know baby...but I got a job to do." I said.

"The money isn't here." she said.

"I know that...but you're going to take me to it...Now I'm not going to ask you again.." I said.

We tied Ben Ali up and placed him next to his boy in the back of the house....

Clerow and I placed Pony in my car and we pulled off...   Clerow drove...I called Kool Kat...

"We got the girl Kools..We are headed for the loot now." I said.

"Good thing you are...because old boy is pissed..He's on his way back to his house now..  Where's Ben and the other guy?" asked Kool Kat.

"Sleeping...He gave me a little resistance...but I uh persuaded him otherwise." I said...

Kool Kat laughed.....

"Hey man..Go pick up Chance Howard and I'll call you and tell you where to meet us." I said.

"Got'cha Kev" he said .

III-


"He'll Kill you you know." she said.

"I don't think so." I said.

"Yeah? Well you oughta think so..." she snapped

"After the little brouhaha we had out in the street yesterday...do you really think I'm worried?" I asked.

She sucked her teeth....

"I don't have the key ." she said.

"Doesn't matter." I said.

I had called Lockpick Johnson and had asked him to meet me at the location she had given me.. He did...It took him a few minutes but he got the box open...

Kool Kat, Sean Jackson and Chance Howard showed up..... Clerow got a bag and I put 120 large in a bag and tied it up and gave it to Chance...

"Give this to Robert with my compliments." I said.

"Wow, thanks Kev...." said Chance....

"What about the rest of it?" she asked.

"I'm returning 200 large back to Shark Dollars as I promised..." I said...

"Which leaves about 3 large....That, little lady is yours... and a bus ticket to anywhere you wanna go...out of Philadelphia...." I said.

"Yeah and I suggest you give Atlantic City a rest too." said Kool Kat..

"Damn, you puttin a sistah on a bus..." she said.

"Yup..You're a smart woman..I'm sure you can start over anywhere." I said.

"This aint no way to treat a lady." she said....but she took the money and we drove her to the bus station and she bought a one way ticket to Baltimore....

I dropped Chance and Sean Jackson off and Clerow went home......

Kool Kat and I went to Josies....

"You know she's right.... Cold Hearted aint gonna take this lyin down..." said Kool Kat...

"I know " I said.

"I'm hoping he won't." I said.

''Just what are we going to do when he shows up Kev?" asked Kool Kat.

"Oh he'll be showing up shortly." I said.

"How can you be so sure?" asked Kool Kat..

"Because my friend, Sammy the Pimp told him where to find me." I said.

"What?" asked Kool Kat.

"Relax....let's get out of here...just follow my lead." I said.



After we finished our drinks, Kool Kat and I walked out into Josie's parking lot...As soon as I got to the car, I heard the familiar click of a gun and turned and saw a glock pointed at Kool Kat's head....I wasn't surprised.

"What took you so long?" I said dryly....

" No time for jokes...just hand over my money." said Ike "Cold Hearted" Stewart..

''Aren't you surprised that I'm not surprised that you're here?" I asked him

Kool Kat looked at me...He was certainly wondering what was up....

"I don't give a damn whether you're surprised or not...I want my dough.." he snapped.

"You got what you thought was an anonymous tip right?"I laughed...

Cold Hearted looked around....

''This is a set up?" he said.

''And you're the pigeon" came the voice of Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding who had a .45 pointed at Ike "Cold Blooded " Stewart's head...

Kool Kat disarmed him and laughed his head off.....

I walked calmly to my trunk and took a gym bag out and opened it...I showed it to Eric.

''There's two hundred large in there...I deducted my employers amount and I broke baby girl off a few bucks so she could get out of town...The rest is yours as promised ." I said.

"Why you lousy dog...When I get through with you...." he barked...

"You aint in no position to be makin no threats." snapped Kool Kat ,who now had his .44 mag aimed at Ike"Cold Hearted " Stewart.

" Damn right..Thank you Kool Kat...And now....the icing on the cake...To ice this guy." sneered Shark Dollars as he cocked his pistol...

"Whoa partner....Let's not do anything drastic." I said.

"What?" asked Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding.

"Shark Dollars...you got your money...the guy who originally owed you is dead....There's no need for anymore killing. People in AC don't know the particulars...You still got your respect..Your name is ringing out on all of the corners...Killing him won't add to that." I said.

Cold Heart Stewart was confused...We had tried to kill each other only hours before and here I was pleading for his life to be spared.

''What then do you suggest I do?"asked Shark Dollars sarcastically.

I walked over to Ike "Cold Hearted" Stewart.....

"You get to walk out of this with your life and baby, life is priceless sometimes....If I were you,I'd catch the fastest thing smoking out of Philadelphia and I wouldn't exactly be headed to Atlantic City or New York anytime soon either...Feel me?" I said.

"Okay...you win...keep the dough...I'm out..." he said.

He wasn't a stupid man by any stretch of the imagination....He knew that he was beaten......he grudgingly got in his car and pulled off...

Eric ''Shark Dollars" Redding took the gym bag full of cash....He looked at Kool Kat  who just smiled and shrugged his shoulders...Then he looked at me and smiled..

"I don't agree with all of your methods...but you do know your business and you do get the damn job done...I owe you Kev....If you and your wife are ever in AC....Check me out...I'll hook you up...Believe that! That goes for you too Walter..." he said.

I smiled and nodded... Eric got in his car and he drove off.....

Kool Kat and I stood in the parking lot....

''Wow...I can't believe that nobody got killed  or went to jail tonight."he said.

"Miracles occur everyday." I said. Kool Kat looked at me and smiled.

EPILOUGE:


Ike "Cold Hearted" Stewart turned up in Los Angelas... He wasn't there three months before he was indicted in an interstate drug smuggling scheme ,arrested, convicted and sentenced to 3-5 years in a federal pennitentiary.  Some people never learn!

 Pony Gardenor was found dead from a suspected drug overdose six months later in Baltimore...Her death has been ruled "suspicious". 

Eric ''Shark Dollars"Redding is still a major player in Atlantic City, last I heard.

Sepia and,I, Robert Foxworth and his wife, Bonita, Sean Jackson and his wife Sheila, Clerow and Corrie and .Harry Charles and his wife, Bernadette andKool Kat and Chelsea all went on short vacation to Aruba...a few weeks after this caper...We rented a couple of huts and joined each other on the beach for dinner and drinks every night...

"This is so nice...All of us spending a nice vacation  here in the islands like this." said Sepia as she put her arms
around me...

"Yes it is." I said as Robert, Sean and I drank cokes and watched Clerow ,Harry and Kool Kat crack crabs and pour butter on them....

"Big change from those streets huh?" asked Robert..

''Big change" chimed Kool Kat...

"Think the city will miss us?" asked Sepia...

"Who cares? I don't miss it right now." I said....

We all had a big laugh at that!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cold Hearted



"If I had known this bunch was comin in, I'd have put up a sign to my other customers tellin em to hold on to their wallets ." joked Gus as the group of notables walked into Josies the next night and took a seat in the three booths reserved for them...

Fathead Newton, flanked by Roscoe and Ralph Mole...The newly released Victor Diaz and his nephew, Santana Diaz...Lin Chou and his nephew, Charles Chou, a lawyer and his chief enforcer, known only as "Chops" all sat in the booths...Honey Brown served them all their drinks of choice and hot wings and chips...

Kool Kat stood at my side as I addressed the chief playas of Philadelphia at the moment.....

''Gentlemen...I rarely if ever ask a favor of you.....but I'm asking a favor tonight ." I said and I plopped down two glossies of Ike "Cold Hearted" Stewart on the tables for them to look at.

I continued.....

"If you see him....I want to know....I'll give you a number where you can call me....It's best if I deal with him my way.....He's stolen a great deal of money from a man who has employed me to find him." I said.

''So what has this got to do with us?"asked Victor Diaz..

"He is also wanted by Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding....who now is in Atlantic City and aligned with the New York boys...Now , you all know the mess that was left by another New Yorker, namely Johnny Porter.....He's gone now...You don't want any more New Yorkers on your turfs conducting any business do you?  So it's best if you let me take this guy off of your hands..." I said.

''Sure Kev...I'll put my people on it...If we see him you'll be the first to know." said Fathead...

"I'm in....In fact...if we see him...we'll bring him to you...That skunk killed one of our people." said Victor Diaz.

"We will make sure you are informed ."said Lin Chou.

With that the men all finished their beer and their wings...(Which I paid for !) and began to slowly leave.....Gus breathed a sigh of relief...He looked at me and scowled...

''Couldn't you have invited them to Joe Neptune's joint...The Mermaid Club?  I run a respectable joint here."

"This is a much nicer place Gus...and I couldn't afford Mulberry Street...Not with those guys tastes.." I said.

Kool Kat just laughed and then he added...

"Stroke of genius Kev....You got the streets lookin for him....They'll turn him up..."he said.

I hoped that this plan was correct.

II-






Sepia and I were enjoying a nice lunch the next day at Bottom of the C with Robert Foxworth and his wife, Bonita....

"So Kevin...How is the uh case coming?" he asked. I had a feeling that he hadn't told Bonita, the specifics, like how much money had been taken from his office safe. I hadn't told Sepia either...I'd only told her that the safe had been robbed and that Kool Kat and I were close to catching the thieves.

"Well as I told you...Your former client ,"Ghost Hawkins" is dead....but we, Kool Kat and I, believe that the man who killed him and has your money and his former girlfriend are here in town....I'm pretty sure one or both of them will be turning up sooner or later." I said.

"Come on guys...let's enjoy this meal...no shop talk." said Bonita jokingly.

''Yeah." said my wife Sepia as we enjoyed the delicious meal and continued eating...

We finished our meal and paid the tab and were waiting outside the restaraunt for the girls to come from the ladies room when my phone went off....It was Clerow!

''Hello" I said.

''Boss..I dropped Cora beth off at the hair salon and guess who's in there?  Pony Gardenor...Ghost Hawkins old lady." he said.

"What?" I said.

"It's her...I'm looking at the photo you gave me...That's her alright." I said.

"Okay ....listen...I'm on my way...Don't do anything...Just sit there ...keep an eye on the place..." I said.

"What's up?" asked Robert Foxworth.

"We got a scope on Ghost Hawkin's girl...Pony....If she's gettin her hair done..."Cold Hearted" Stewart can't be far...I'm going over there...Listen..call Kool Kat, tell him I'll be at Bernadette's and take the girls back to work." I said.

"Well damn Kev...I feel like I'm workin for you." he joked.

"You want your money back dont'cha?" I asked.

"Oh yeah...yeah.." he said.

III-


I drove over to the salon as quick as I could...Clerow was parked across the street from it....I drove down the street and parked my car...I came back and casually walked into the salon...Cora beth and Candy Johnson were in there getting there hair done...All three women spoke to me...

''Hey Kevin..."said Cora beth.

"Hey Corrie , how you doin girl?" I said

"Hey Kevin...Where's Sepia?"asked Candy.

''She's around...Workin..." I answered.

"Tell her to come to my shop..I got somethin new in." said Candy.

''I will do that." I said.

"Hey stranger...long time no see. Catch any criminals lately."said Bernadette.

Sure wished she hadn't said that...

"No...but I'm workin on it." I joked.

And there she was....Pony Gardenor...I was certain she didn't know who I was, this was my first time ever seeing her in person...but she looked at me in a peculiar way...I looked at her too!! We stared at each other!!!  I turned and quietly walked out...Something wasn't right and I knew it... Within minutes ,I heard footsteps and I turned slowly...and to my surprise...IT WAS HIM!!!!! Ike ''Cold hearted '' Stewart.
 He was coming to pick up his girl no doubt , who had just got her hair done and was paying Bernadette...
I had to play this very careful...I didn't want anyone to get hurt....

"Cold Hearted " Stewart....I believe you have something that belongs to me." I found myself saying....Where was Kool Kat???

"Nigga ,I aint got nothin that's yours , except trouble." he said...

"Baby, I think he's a cop."said Pony...

"Get in the car gurl...Do I care...I'll shoot a cop just as quick as I will any other nigga...Now what you say again nigga???" he said as he pulled his gun out.....

"That money you stole when you killed "Ghost" Hawkins....It's mine." I said.

"Actually...it's my former boss, Shark Dollars...and I'll kill him too if I see him." he said and fired two rounds at me...I ducked behind a car as the bullets whizzed by my head...and it was on...

I loaded a clip into my Glock....Yes...I had changed guns since I was dealing with such a heavy hitter and returned his fire...He ducked behind a car...Pony...dove into his car and pulled off!.. He came out, dropped and rolled and fired three shots at me...I did the same , dropped, rolled and darted behind another car and returned his fire, putting two rounds right over his head.....

Clerow opened the drivers side of his car, crawled out and fired three rounds from his gun at Cold Hearted Stewart, who returned his fire , while I fired at him from his other side...Realizing he was out numbered and out gunned..He began running and shooting...As Pony wheeled around the corner with one hand and fired a gun of her own with the other, which forced Clerow to duck down...Just then Kool Kat drove up and fired his big .44 magnum, blowing the back window out of the car..."Cold Hearted Stewart fired at the Big man who retreated behind an alley wall...He jumped in the car and the two of them burned rubber and pulled off..

There was an eerie silence and then Bernadette and her customers and other people began to surge out into the streets..

"Clerow are you alright?" said Cora beth as she ran towards her husband...

''Yeah baby...them two people was crazy..they tried to shoot Kevin." he said.

"You alright Kevin." asked Cora beth.

"Yeah...I'm just fine...." I said.

Kool Kat walked up..He had wisely put his gun away...as had I....

"Damn....they got away." he stated to no one in particular.

"They're going to try and make a run for it....We just put too much heat on them." I said.

"We gotta smoke em out and quick ." he said.

"Yeah, I know....right now is a time when we either need luck or a prayer." I said





(Conclusion Next)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sexual Amnesia






As the police and homicide  detectives converged on the hallway, The young white man grabbed my arm...he was pleading with me--

"Please help me...My wife can't remember a thing." he said.

I didn't have time to worry about his problem......The man I had been hired to find was dead and had been robbed...I had no description of the killer, even though I knew who he more than likely was.....

"We were having sex...the best sex of our married life and now she's lost her memory..she can't remember a thing." he said.

"It sounded pretty memorable to me." joked Kool Kat.

"Look pal, If it's true...I feel for ya...but I'm a private investigator from Philly...You probably need a doctor if what you say is true."

His wife, a short pretty brunette was laying in the bed ,looking confused...

I looked at Kool Kat....He laughed and then shrugged his shoulders...

The white guy looked at me ....

"You say you're a private investigator?   I saw you giving a statement to those cops....If you help me...I might be able to uhhhh help you."he said.

"Help me? How could you help me?" I asked....Kool Kat was standing in the corner with a sly smile on his face.

"My wife and I were friendly  with the fellow in the next room who unfortunately got killed tonight..." he said as the medical examiner boys were lifting the body on to the stretcher and wheeling it out...

"Please help us...Look I didn't talk to him much...but my wife talked to him a lot...and she even saw the other guy..." he said.

"What Other Guy?" I asked.

''The fellow in the black suit that was in the room with him...He came over about two days ago." he said.

"What?  You know his name?"  I asked.

"Mr. Hawkins called him 'Brian', but I heard him slip up and call him Ike....The other guy "Brian" told him to never call him by his government name again.." said the White man...

"What's your name?" I asked.

"Marty...Uh Martin Peterson....." he said,

"This is crazy...but if I help you and your wife out...Your wife can identify and give us information on these two?" I asked.

"It's crazy..She likes Black guys...Uh African-American guys.....Just your style, your swagger, makes her horny as hell...When they moved into the room next to ours...She got so horny it wasn't funny...We had the greatest sex of our lives." He said.

''I heard her call you Jimmy through the door when I was coming down the hall." I said...Kool kat was beside himself with laughter at this point.

''We were role playing...I was Jimmy the Black guy." he said.

I couldn't believe what I was hearing.....My case, which should have been easy had gone south and here I was wasting my time  with this dysfunctional married couple....

But I needed their help...


"Kool Kat....Find "Nearsighted Abe" , I think we've been played....Ike "Cold hearted " Stewart found "Ghost'Hawkins two days ago....He didn't bother to tell his boss "Shark Dollars"...I think more money was involved here than what we know....Shake Abe up..." I said.

"I'm on it...Where will you be?" asked Kool Kat who was holding his sides and still laughing..

''At the doctor's office. Where else?" I said.

II-


The three of us sat in the Doctor's Office...Me, Marty Peterson and his beautiful wife, Marla Peterson....

Doctor Herbert Faubus was an old friend of mine from Philly.....I had done some investigative work for Robert Foxworth, who was representing him in a civil case...My work had helped Robert win him a large settlement and he had moved from Philadelphia to Atlantic City...


"Well folks..the way I see it...you two must have had the best sex ever." he laughed.

''Oh Doctor...we did.." Chimed Marty.

'This isn't unheard of...this loss of memory..In fact, doctors at Georgetown University Hospital believe it can indeed result in short-term global amnesia. Live Science states that the case, reported in the September issue of The Journal of Emergency Medicine, actually isn't unheard of, though global amnesia is incredibly rare.

However, it seems scientists don't know if sex truly is at the root of the condition, but it may be an uncomfortable position that is really causing all the problems." He said.

"We were in some pretty wild positions doc....Oh my God." laughed Marty...I sat there and shook my head..

"Thankfully, the condition only affects 3 to 5 people per 100,000 each year, according to LiveScience. The scary thing, however, is that scientists have no idea how people seem to remain awake and active while large chunks of memory go missing.

This type of amnesia seems to differ greatly from traumatically induced amnesia, and effects seem to disappear after a few hours. However, this short-term condition also seems much different from dissociative amnesia, a mental condition that erases large periods of time and is often caused by traumatic events." said Dr. Faubus.

''You mean her memory could start coming back?" Marty asked...

"Oh yes...after a night of sleep or some exercise...or something strenuous." said the Doctor..This short-term amnesia seems to be in a class of its own." He said.

''Excuse me then Doc." said Marty as he led Marla into an adjoining room...

"Hey...What are you doing?" he said as Marty closed the door...Dr. Faubus looked at me..I just shrugged my shoulders...What started out as a routine case had gone from
south to ridiculous.



"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..."

"Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..."


"Ohhhh my.......this feels good...."


"Ohhhhhhhhhhh Marty.....ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...."


"Marla...You called me Marty....You've got your memory back!!!"


''Yes..." 


''You remember everything?"

"Marty stop talking...just keep doing what it is you're doing with your penis inside of me..ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm."


''Ohhhhhh godddddddddddd.."

Dr. Faubus looked at me from outside of the room...I just shrugged my shoulders. I suppose stranger things have happened.

Marla Peterson gave me a lot of information, a few hours later..She told me that her and her husband and the late Luther Hawkins who they knew as "James Burdette" checked in the hotel the same day....He got a visit from a woman later on that day...The sounds through the walls of their lovemaking had "inspired " her and her husband into following suit.  She saw Mr. "Burdette" in the hallway talking on his cell phone a few times and they shared light pleasent conversation...

He got a visit from another man in a suit about a day later...There was a lot of yelling and shouting and finally some kind of deal was made to split some of the money...I was amazed at how much she had heard between the walls of their adjoining rooms...

Apparently...Pony had double crossed Luther and had told Cold hearted Stewart his whereabouts and once Cold Hearted learned the location of the money..He aced Luther out of the deal and took off with Pony....Very interesting.

III-

Kool Kat called me and I met him in a parking lot outside of one of the casinos.....To my surprise..Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding was standing with him sipping a bottle of Corona...Kool Kat was leaning up against the car with both of his arms folded...

I smiled when I saw "Shark Dollars'

"Looks like we all got played, huh?" I said.

"Yeah looks like it." said Shark Dollars.....who was not in a joking mood.

"Cold Hearted Stewart found 'Ghost' days ago from what that white couple told me...I guess he was holding out on you." I said.

''Guess so...Now I'm out, 200 large." said Shark Dollars.

"My employer is out 100 large." I said.

"Ghost had my money....He robbed your guy in Philly and he pulled two big heists here in AC...When I read about em in the paper..I knew that it was him...but I couldn't find him...We turned this city upside down....And here, Cold Hearted Stewart knew where he was all the time....He waited until he found out where the money was stashed and he jetted...." said Shark Dollars.

"Anybody talk to his girl Pony?" I asked.

"She's gone....No sign of her Kev...Way I figure...She's either dead or she's in this too."" said Kool Kat.

"They both got people in Philly...Now I gotta find a couple of mechanics to take care of him." said Shark Dollars.

"How about this Eric...We'll find him....and we'll get you your money back...that is if he hasn't gone through it already...." I said.

"Oh yeah? That's how you do things Kev...Not how I handle my business.." said Eric Shark Dollars Redding.

I was getting ready to say something else...but Kool Kat stopped me-

"Whatever Eric...You do what you gotta do...but we gone do what we gotta do." he said.

"That's the nature of the beast...I know that." said Eric...

"Be Easy Shark Dollars" said Kool Kat....

Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding looked at both of us...

"Always....Nice seeing you guys again....Kev, Kools..No hard feelins guys...This aint personal, just business." he said.

"That's right baby...be easy." said Kool Kat...

Eric got in his car and pulled off....Kool Kat looked at me....

"Kevin, that's the law of the street...Guys like Eric are going to handle their business, their way...." he said.

"What about us?" I said.

"We going back to Philly.....We gone find Cold Hearted and get that money." he said.

"Just like that?" I said.

"Just like that." he said.

I tossed him the keys...

"You drive Big man." I said.

(To Be Continued....)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bullet For A Box Man



Sepia was on top of me ,looking down at me smiling....I had woke up that morning erect.....Didn't know why, but she was smiling and crawled over and mounted herself on top of me happily....

''Ummmmmmm, that feels good baby." I said....

''Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....I could say the same..."she said...as she began moving up and down slowly and I held on to her hips...


"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...ouuuuuuuuu, Kevin, that feels soooo good.." she moaned..

She lifted herself up again and gently lowered herself on my already bulging manhood....and then again,We both moaned loudly as she began moving up and down, first slowly , then next, really slow...

The light of the sun's rays was gently sifting through the window across her back as she sat astride me and confidently rode me intimately... I softly grabbed her hips and began to slowly grind inside of Sepia with every rise and fall of her...

"Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu baby, that feeels sooooo...ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.." she moaned...

I arched my back a little..

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh baby!..." I found myself moaning....

This went on intently for little over an hour....She leaned down and began to slowly french  kiss me  until I couldn't take much more...Neither could she....

We both exploded together.....

''Ouuuuuuu....that was soooo good Kevin..I needed that " she said as she rolled off of me..

"I needed that too." I said.




"That ought to hold you until you get back from Atlantic City." she said.

"Why don't you come with me? My business there should be finished up quick..This guy won't be hard to find." I said.

''I can't...Bonita and I are showing  three houses to perspective clients this week.Sorry Kev." she said.

''I shouldn't be gone but a day or two." I said and leaned over and kissed her.

II-





I drove my car to Atlantic City....Nothing like cruising in a Lexus, with great jazz playing on the ipod....and the wind at your face...Kool Kat slept the entire ride....

The Casinos were just opening in the morning and even though it was the middle of the week...People were filling up the boardwalk.

"You wouldn't expect this kind of crowd for an October morning in the middle of the week would ya?" mused Kool Kat..

"Let's go get some breakfast." I said as I pulled into a cheap parking lot...paid my money and got out of my car.

Kool Kat and I went to one of the Casinos....They had a fabulous buffet.....




Our eyes bulged out of our heads as we looked at all of the food....We sat and ate...While we did, who would walk past us but Eric 'Sharkdollars' Redding himself . He was my age, my height, my build..Immaculately dressed.. Hair cut, Smelling great. He looked like a Wall Street banker...A Black Wall Street Banker...From the looks of him, no one would guess that he was a Loan Shark....

"Oh My God...Look...It's the Philly boys." he laughed as he came to our table and shook both my hand and Kool Kat's hands...

''Hello Eric" I said. We had known each other only casually back in the day.

"Big Kev..what's shakin baby?" he said.

I declined to answer his question....

''Koool Katttttt..My man, big Walter.." He said. "What you guys doin in A.C. in the middle of the week?  Didn't you get married Kev?  and Walt, I heard that you hit the lotto for a pile some years back and never looked back." he laughed.

"We down here to lose some of that money" Kool Kat lied.

"Yeah Eric..I did get married....I work for Hype Magazine...I'm chief editor and Head writer." I said...

"Uhhhhh huhhhh..You da big Bossman eh Kev....And you slummin in AC with Kool ass Kool Kattt..Well Alright....Have a ball baby...and uh if you get a little short...I'm the man that can hook you up." he laughed.

"Maybe you can hook us up anyway." I said with a smile...Shark Dollars looked at me and smirked.

"Now how is that Kev..The casinos aint even opened yet..You couldn't have lost no money yet." he said.

''Let's cut the crap Shark Dollars....Aint that what they call you now Eric?  You know that I'm also a private investigator..And you know that if we down here, it's business not pleasure.We are lookin for a guy...Luther "Ghost" Hawkins....You know him?" I asked.


"Can't say that I do." he said.

"I think you do...He's into you for a huge amount of dough.....Now the man I work for is lookin for him too...You lead me to him and I'm sure we can work out an amicable financial solution to this." I said, knowing that that wasn't going to happen and that a man like "Shark Dollars" would never go for it, even if it was.

"Sorry guys...I can't help you." he said.

"Can't or won't" said Kool Kat.

''Won't ...If I find him first..He'll be the late Luther "Ghost" Hawkins, unless of course he pays me what he owes me......If you find him first..Well then, you just do what you do." he said..then he added...

"But Atlantic City is my town now, I'll bet you that I find him first." he said with a smile.

"I won't take a bet like that." I said.

"How bout you Kool Kat?" he asked mockingly...Kool Kat smiled and then just glared at him but didn't answer.

"Well look fellas...No hard feelings...The game is the game...Enjoy yourself in A.C." he said as he walked away.

I looked at Kool Kat after Shark Dollars walked away....

''Wow ,you'd think he owned Atlantic City." I said.

"He does." mused Kool Kat as we continued to eat."

III-


Kool Kat still knew a few players in and around the Boardwalk area....but what's more, they knew him and his once fierce reputation...We talked to about five guys and in no time we got an address for Luther "Ghost" Hawkins...He was staying in one of the Casinos on the Boardwalk....I couldn't believe it...He had one of the most dangerous guys in the city looking for him and he was hiding in plain sight!!!!

"Kool Kat, I can't believe that we got this information this easy after only talking to five guys...."I said.

"They fear me...or who I used to be more than they fear either Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding or Ike "Cold Hearted" Stewart." he said.

"I get the opinion that they don't like either one of them either...They've been turning this boardwalk upside looking for him and here he is right here for the picking." I laughed.

''Well ,if we are gonna pinch him..We'd better do it tonight and fast....and get out of here...I don't really want to tangle with "Cold Hearted " Stewart...Not that I'm afraid of him, which I aint...but we'll have to shoot the joint up..He'll throw down, most definitely and we might have to kill him...I don't relish doin that..Not in New Jersey." said Kool Kat.

I just laughed.

IV-




"Are you sure this is the room?" I asked Kool Kat as we headed down the hallway...

"Yeah..."Nearsighted" Abe said it was room 112." said Kool Kat as we quietly walked down the hall...but as we got closer to the room we heard a bed moving up and down and the head board slamming hard against the wall...

"OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Jimmy...Jimmmy, ohhhhhh I'm losing my mind.....Ohhhhhhh  it's so good...give me moreeee...give me moreeeeeeeeeeeeeee..ouuuuuuuuuuuuuu.You gangsta killin tough, sexy mf...ouuuuuu."


"Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby...I'm about to explode....."


"Darling please....don't come yet, don't come yet...ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu."


"Ohhhhhhh girl...it's so goooood."


"Ohhhh Darling...I love youuuu...you black, gangsta sexy some of a beetch."

"Kools, this can't be the room..." I said..

"Why not? Maybe he's bangin a broad." said Kool Kat...

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...."


'OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH GODDDDD, IT'S SOOOO GOOOD!!!"

Then we heard gunfire...Two shots...From the room next door!!!!!

"Nearsighted Abe gave us the wrong room...It was the room next door..." I said.

Just then, the door flung open...I saw only a hand with a gun..

"Kool Kat, get down!" I shouted and dove , knocking Kool Kat down as the gunman fired three shots...and ran towards the back stairs...

People came rushing out into the hallway screaming ...I got up off the floor and ran towards the backstairs...after the gunman....but it was too late...Whoever it was was gone...and there was no sign of him..Not only that...I didn't get a good look!!!

As I ran back towards the room..Kool Kat was standing there shaking his head....

"What's wrong big man?" I asked before I saw the body of Luther "Ghost" Hawkins.....He had been shot in the head and twice in the chest...there were a few dollars crumpled up on the floor, but that was it.

"There was our case....Looks like Shark Dollars got to him first." said Kool Kat...

"Yeah and he took that money too..." I said...

Just then, a young white man came running out of the room next door....

''You've got to help me....You've got to help me....My wife....she's lost her memory...completely.." he yelled.

(To Be Continued...)

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Box Man



I stood in Attorney Robert Foxworth's office with him and his protoge', Chance Howard....He looked at the safe....It was empty.....He had called me early Sunday Morning and told me that he had gone back to his office and discovered that it had been robbed....I examined the safe...

"How much was taken?" I asked.

"About one hundred & twenty large." said Robert , much to both my and Chance Howard's surprise...

''What? Why would you keep that kind of dough in your office?" I asked.

"For emergencies Kev...You never know when you have to pay somebody right away for a favor or something." said Robert Foxworth.

"Or grease somebodies palms right counselor?" I said with a sly grin.." I said.

"Yeah, whatever" he said ...obviously annoyed both that I knew him so well and that he had been robbed.

"It's just you and Chance and two administrative assistants and a receptionist here...And from the look on Chance's face..He didn't know you kept that kind of cash here...Is there anybody else who might have?" I asked.

"No...The Receptionist and the two administrative assistants didn't even know about the safe ...I just got it installed in here ,maybe a few weeks ago." he said.

"You call the cops?" I asked.

''Yeah...they came by...They dusted for prints...None...." he said.

"We have a security system put in here by Peeping Tom and Lockpick Johnson themselves...and whoever robbed me beat the system...even got past the guard downstairs and apparently beat the video cameras...It was almost like a ghost robbed me Kev." said Robert Foxworth.

"Wait a minute...Ghost...Ghost??  Oh my God...you think your last client..."Ghost" Hawkins could have done this?" asked Chance Howard...

"You defended HIM?" I asked , astounded....

"Yeah...I just got him off recently...He was charged with Burglary and grand larceny...He still owes me part of my retainer." said Robert Foxworth..."You know him Kev?" he asked.

"Oh yeah...I know him well...Grew up with him...You know that Luther "Ghost" Hawkins is also a Cat Burglar or second story man as they are known....but more important...He's a "Box Man"...an expert safe cracker..." I said...

"Well, he has no convictions....." said Robert Foxworth..

"That's because he either never gets caught or Attorneys like you get him off......One thing I know about him...He does big jobs for big people...connected people...." I said..

"Why are you looking out the window Kev? " asked Chance....

II-


"Hmmm...Let's take  a walk upstairs Chance." I said...

"Huh? Upstairs?" asked Robert...

"These windows don't open do they?" I asked.

"They do....The Terrace Door Windows do...but most tenents keep them locked." he said.

"Any empty offices or floors?" I asked.

"About two floors up." said Chance...

"That's how he got in...Let's take a look." I said.

We walked up to the next floor where Doctor's offices were...They were all occupied...but just two floors up , was a completely empty and unfurnished floor...A quick look at the terrace window showed that the lock had been removed!!!! We also found..cables, ropes and hooks....We walked out into the hallway and down the stairwell back to Robert's Floor.

"That's how it happened Counselor....He came in from the empty 17th Floor....He slipped down the back hallway...and down the stairwell to your floor...There are no cameras on your floor or in the stairwell..He disabled this camera here on your floor." I said.

"No..that camera hasn't worked for months." said Robert Foxworth...

"Okay, so he beat the alarm system and broke into your office and hit that safe....and he's out." I said.

''And he's long gone too." said Chance.

"The money is insured...but it is a big hit Kev...I'd appreciate it greatly if you could get it back..." said. Robert Foxworth.

"Well, I've got to work fast...He could be out of town by now. I'll do what I can." I said.

III-





Just to make sure I was fair and touched all bases...I did interview both administrative assistants and the receptionist at Robert's office.. They had no idea that a safe was even in the office and when I told them the amount that had been stolen they reeled in horror...One even joked- "Mister Foxworth should pay us better if he's holding that kind of cash...I laughed and they laughed too.

I met Lockpick Johnson and Kool Kat at the Mermaid Club for drinks.. They had more insight on Luther "Ghost" Hawkins...

"Back when I was in the game Kev, Luther was like my idol....A second story man and a box man...Never got caught...Cops never knew his name...He was like shadow and glass...Always got the plumb jobs and the biggest heists...A real operator." said Lockpick Johnson...Who had been a legend amongst those types himself before a short stretch in the pen had him on the straight and narrow and teamed up with former CIA man , Peeping Tom...They did "special " jobs for both Robert Foxworth & Chance and Myself that was somewhat quasi legal, but helped us get our job done.

"Here's what I know Kev....He's into Eric "Shark dollars" Redding for 200 large...He's got a weekness for both women and games of chance.." said Kool Kat.

"I suppose everybody knows about this right?" I laughed.

''Everybody that keeps their ear to the street knows..." said Kool Kat.

"Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding operates primarily out of Atlantic City doesn't he?" I said.

"Yeah...He's got juice on the streets...and that fool, Ghost Hawkins got himself caught up in his high stakes crap game...Chris and Chess wouldn't let him play in theirs because they know he's a degenerate gambler...but Shark Dollars...He don't care...He took him...Ghost robbed this joint...Walked away with 300 large...and got knocked....Your boy Robert Foxworth took his case and got him off! ,but the dough got returned..." said Kool Kat... "Remind me to hire Foxworth if I ever get in trouble...The Cops thought they had an airtight case against Hawkins....Foxworth took their case apart peice by piece like a surgeon." said Kool Kat...

"Yeah and Ghost robs his safe of 120 large and stiffs him on half his fee as a sign of gratitude." I said.


''WHATTTT???Oh I'd kill him." said Kool Kat.

"Man...Luther must really be in trouble." said Lockpick Johnson..

"He got a girl?" I asked.

"Yeah...Her name is Pony Gardenor...She makes her living staring at the ceiling if you know what I mean, but she's real big leauge...No walkin the streets...It's by appointment only..She lives in Atlantic City." said Lockpick Johnson.

"Okay...Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding is not the type of guy who is going to collect himself....Who is his number two? Who does his heavy work? " I asked.

''Former Philadelphian.."Ike "Cold Hearted" Stewart...ya know him?" laughed Kool Kat.

"Oh yeah...Thought he was in jail." I laughed.

"He was...He got out and made a bee line for A.C.  Started workin for Eric "Shark Dollars" Redding." he laughed.

I ordered three more beers, cracked some peanuts and gobbled them down as I waited for the beers to arrive for my two friends...


"Hey Kool Kat?" I asked.

"When's the last time you've been to Atlantic City?" I asked.

(To Be Continued-)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Retirement Fund


A crowd of people gathered around as did the police and people from the Medical Examiner's Office.... I identified the deceased white male as Dennis Douglas...An Attorney I had met only a few days before.....The decomposing African -American female's body wasn't identifiable but I was 100 percent certain it was Public Defender, Mary Powell-Mabry....

I gave my statement to the two Homicide Detectives on the scene as did Mr. Abbott and an All points bulletin was put out for Duke Snyder...A relatively easy one...or so I thought.



''Well Kev, wasn't much for me to do in this one...but it's all good...Guess it's nice to have an easy one huh?" laughed Kool Kat.

"Yeah...sure is...Thanks for your help guys...." I said.

"Guess we'll see you tonight at Josies huh?" asked Clerow...

"Yeah...first round is on me.." I laughed. "And thank you for your help Chance." I continued to the young attorney, who's leg work had helped so much..

"It was my pleasure Mr. Kevin." He said.

I dropped all of them off and decided to drive over to Cindy Water's office to collect my fee and give her the final report on the case...Suddenly, my Android began to vibrate....I didn't recognize the number.....

"Hello?" I said.

"Hello yourself gumshoe...." came the coldest voice I had ever heard...

"Who is this?" I asked.

"I'll let you figure that out...you've figured everything else out..." he said.

"Snyder...Duke Snyder!!" I said.

"Very good gumshoe...you really are good....and fast too...You know...a few days after I snatched sugar britches..I came back to that house...Just in time to see you comin out with a strongbox full of money and that ledger....You got to it before I could or her ex-husband....I started to kill you then, but I thought better of it....I followed you...Then I get a call from you wantin to meet with me...That's when I started checkin you out....I know where you live, I've seen that fine, sexy wife of yours...I know where you work, everything..Even know who hired you...I gotta hand it to you...You deal with some sexy women." he said.

''Where are you? What do you want?" I asked.

"That's what I'm gettin at....I'm at that cute little lawyer's ofice...You know..the one what hired you.....If you want to see her and her staff alive again...you'll bring me that Ledger and that strong box with that money in it.." He said...

"That ledger won't help you...The cops already have your name and address Snyder,it's all over for you." I said.

"I doubt that....They don't know where I am right now...Only you and these good people do...and don't get cute and tip them off...You do that and I start killin people....
You got one hour...bring me that book, that dough oh yeah and the keys to your car....
They won't be lookin for me in your car gumshoe..." he said.

"You're crazy, you'll never get away with this." I said.

"I think I will, it's a longshot....but I think I will....I need that dough..It's for my retirement fund." he laughed.

"Retirement fund???" I said.

"Yeah...I'm leavin town...Gonna start over someplace else...Some dough and a nice Lexus will look good on me." he laughed...

"You're mad." I said.

"You got one hour or the dyin starts..." he said.

Click!

Duke Snyder was crazy....but he had me in the short and curlys..He knew I wouldn't jeoapordize Cindy Waters and her staff.

II-


I stopped by my house .....Sepia was there...I whispered instructions to her...I didn't know if he had bugged my house or not...Then I got a ledger book and a strongbox and filled it with cash....I got in my car and prepared to drive to Cindy's office...

Sepia appeared at the door...She looked worried...I walked back up the steps and kissed her long and passionately and tried to smile..

"Don't worry...I've been in tough situations before...Just do what I tell you...It'll all work out." I said, hoping I was right.

"Be easy lover." she said.

''Always" I said.


When I knocked on the door of Cindy Water's office, I noticed how silent it was...What did I expect?   I only hoped that they hadn't killed or harmed anyone.
The door opened slowly and Duke Snyder put the muzzle of his .45 to my temple.

"Nice and Easy gumshoe...Nice and easy..hand over that dough and that ledger ,oh and your peice" he said.

I did as I was told and he marched me into the inner office where Cindy Waters, her receptionist and her administrative assistant were tied up , bound and gagged, but still alive...A man with a hood had a gun pointed at them....Duke passed him my .38 smokeless.

"Well, at last I meet the brains of this operation..." I said with a smile.

"What, what are you tryin to say?" sneered Duke Snyder...

"Oh come on Duke...I know that you're too stupid to be pulling the strings in something like this, Isn't that right Josh? Joshua Mabry, Ex dirty cop and  current all around dirty guy.." I added...

The hooded gunman removed his hood and smiled....

"Damn, I said you were good...How did you know?" he asked.

"I didn't know at first....but after I talked to William Powell and a young lady in the neighborhood, I realized the discrepancy in the story you told me and the story both of them told me...You said you   came over there and found the children dirty and hungry and uncared for....But then I figured....How would you have come over there and not have looked for the ledger and the money while you were in the house legitimately? You got a call from Lola Bey, her neighbor...She had the kids over at her house, and she called William Powell....You were never in that house and by then ,you already knew that your ex-wife was dead....That's why you came back that night...To get in there and get that money and that ledger....Only I had beaten you to it. It seems your boy Duke here also had designs on that money and that ledger...both of you unknown to the other came back there to break into that house..."I said.

Josh angrily eyed Duke Snyder , who just smirked and shrugged his shoulders.

"You knew because you and that white lawyer , who by the way also represented YOU in your case were blackmailing your  ex wife....Only she stopped playing ball...So Douglas hired his client and ironically her client to make her disapear...am I right so far?" I said.

Josh Mabry laughed...."Yeah...Yeahh...go on Kev.." he said.

"You never had any intention of splitting close to one million dollars three ways...So you got your boy Duke to ace the white boy ,Douglass out of the deal...You already knew who hired me and so here we are...You got your money, your ledger and my car and nothing to lead anybody to you..You don't intend to let any of us leave here alive and that includes you too Snyder.." I said.

"You're full of it....You tryin to trick us, play us against each other, Just shut your yap gumshoe." said Duke Snyder...

"Come on Duke...Even you can't be that stupid....The cops are on to you...They found the bodies in your warehouse....You're too much of a liability now." I said.

"He's right Duke.." said Josh Mabry coldly...To our horror, he aimed my .38 smokeless at Duke Snyder's head and pulled the trigger....Blood and brains splattered across the wall and Duke Snyder fell to the ground, very, very dead...

"You're right Kevin....Duke was holding you all hostage and started killing everybody and you killed him....but unfortunately, he got you too and you died of your wounds.." he laughed.

"That's how you're gonna play it?" I said ..

"That's the only way to play it....Nothing leads to me...nothing at all..Nobody even knows I'm here." he said.

"Pretty good plan...Now if I was you, I'd get away from that window..." I said.

"Huh, what are you talking about?" he said...

A shot rang through the window....fired from across the street..It ripped through his shoulder and came out the front of him....Another shot hit him in back near his lower left side....He screamed in agony as he tossed his gun in the air and pitched forward....

"ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....I DON'T BELIEVE IT.........I've  been shot!!!..."

He fell to the ground.....Still Alive, but in pretty bad shape.... I walked to the window and looked across the street.... Roscoe was taking his sniper rifle apart and packing it up....He looked at me and cracked up laughing and waved and then left the room, across the street from the office...On the street, Kool Kat nodded and put his gun away, got in his car and pulled off...Within minutes...Roscoe got in his car and he too left the scene....

I knelt down and looked at him...He was still breathing.....

''Damn man....that looks like it hurts."  I said....

He winced in pain...but he extended his middle finger to me  just before he lost consciousness.....I laughed my head off.....The laugh of a survivor....I wondered how many more of these close situations did I have left in me.


I untied Cindy and her staff and called the police....

"Wow....You really are good." said Cindy Waters...

"No...Those guys were just that bad." I said....

"You're a married man and a good guy Kevin, but I swear...I am so turned on right now..." said Cindy Waters seductively...

I smiled at her and I opened the door slowly and left the office.

EPILOUGE:



Josh Mabry went back to prison...This time for the rest of his life....First Degree Murder and complicity in the murders of Dennis Douglas and Mary Powell-Mabry.

I gave the 600k to my church...They used it to make a down payment on a building for their youth outreach program, which was being run by Deacon Basil Robinson.

The contents of Mary Powell Mabry's ledger was never made public. A lot of men are breathing  many sighs of relief right now...

Cindy Waters paid me quite well for my services and asked me if she could use me for future investigative work...I told her sure..As long as she was paying...


Sepia and I were in our bedroom talking...

"That was a close one..." she said.

"Yeah...but I had faith that either Roscoe would come through or Kool Kat....They like anything that involves shooting...I'm just glad Roscoe didn't kill him....If he hadn't of been able to get a shot off..Kool Kat would have mowed em both down coming out of the door.." I said.

"Wow, you always stay a step ahead don't you?" she said.

"That's how I stay alive sugar." I said with a smile as I put my arms around my wife and held her tight....