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2015-02-27 21:20
Michael arrived much earlier than usual.  He sprang from his boat with an expression of enormous relief and squeezed the blood in Derek's hands halfway to his elbows. "Sorry, Michael,"… Read More
2015-02-27 21:07
Derek was awake.  The gun lay along his side of the tent with a round in the chamber.  The muzzle was facing the door.  He was ready to spring to action should the mystery-men… Read More
2015-02-27 21:06
Derek limped back to his campsite to change into dry clothes.  He could not remember ever having been so thoroughly covered in small, irritating wounds, and felt like a potato peeled by… Read More
2015-02-27 16:10
The next morning, the students arrived at the dig-site shortly after 8 AM.  Mimi was waiting on the wall.  She dropped down."Hey there, Mimi," Stew called happily.“Hey there… Read More
2015-02-27 06:32
Derek had composed himself and was tidying his campsite when Mimi returned for her shower.  She had a small bottle of shampoo and a large blue towel.  Derek explained, unnecessaril… Read More
2015-02-27 04:30
One day later, the blue-bellied jet roared above the island."Isn't that Dr. Lyon's plane?" asked Shana.“I’m sure he would like you to think it was,” Mimi said without looki… Read More
2015-02-27 04:20
At ten AM the Admiral arrived to pick up Adrian and Mimi.  Derek watched through binoculars from the spout, and was at first amused by the lack of cooperation.  The Admiral rowed t… Read More
2015-02-27 00:31
On the sliver of beach within the notch, Robert and Reginald hovered worriedly over the form of Mimi asleep in her sleeping bag.  They were whispering back and forth, unsure what it mea… Read More
2015-02-27 00:21
As they headed toward the path, Derek asked a practical question. “Don’t you find it too hot to sleep in that tent?  Especially since you put it there, so close to the rampa… Read More
2015-02-26 17:56
The best he could without a mirror, Derek washed and disinfected the scrapes and assessed the non-bleeding damage.  The tops of his ears was sore from the Admiral's vain attempts to yan… Read More
2015-02-26 17:45
After making sure the rifle was safely zipped back into its case and deposited within the tent, Michael left Derek, who had finally stopped doing disturbing things to his ears.  For now… Read More
2015-02-26 05:51
The students ate their breakfasts at a single long table on the veranda, which ran the length of the south side of the Admiral's home, facing the endless ocean view indicative of extreme wea… Read More
2015-02-26 05:41
Derek resumed trapping as the new arrivals endured their introductory lecture.  He collected and measured twelve rock lizards from the eastern edge of the palmetto grove and checked the… Read More
2015-02-26 05:40
Derek awoke with a mild headache.  Again, the kiskadees were his alarm clock, shrieking their namesake song, "KIS-ka-DÉEE - KIS-ka-DÉEE - KIS-ka-DÉEE!"  They… Read More
2015-02-26 04:46
As promised, Michael and Evie visited late in the afternoon.  From his lookout, Derek focused on a third person in the whaler, pink and pale next to the brownness of the Spencers, a whi… Read More
2015-02-26 03:23
Mimi set up the tent single-handedly by following the directions printed on the side of the bag.  She went inside and changed into a bathing suit, blue, two-piece, constructed of very s… Read More
2015-02-26 02:40
Derek shook a fist at the kiskadees and yelled, "Shut up!"  Every morning these birds perched on a branch eight feet above his head, and jolted him awake with their maniacal screams.&nb&hell…Read More
2015-02-26 02:26
Two men were perched on the wall of the rampart.  One was kicking the heel of a boot against the stone.  The other was hunched forward expectantly, in danger of falling off. … Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Pajama-ed Anna sprinted into the living room, dumped a colorful children's book onto Mimi's lap and demanded, "Read to me." "No, I have a better idea," said the teaching assistant.  She… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
The students hopped from the bus like penguins abandoning an iceflow.  Mimi waved excitedly, and yelled, "Hey, over here!"  She attracted a lot of attention, but none from her stud… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Derek was in a large, soft, luxurious bed in a small pink room with watercolors of oleander and hibiscus on the walls.  Most of the wide window was shaded by a tangle of crimson Bougain… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
It's a novel-length tale. A biologist on the verge of career extinction goes to an island to study Bermuda's only endemic terrestrial species, which is on the verge of absolute extinct… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Derek Coulter was lying face-up on a weathered limestone wall, envisioning his leap.  In high school he had not been good at gymnastics, but had mastered one vault, the simple one in wh… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Derek was in the Spencer’s small back garden, moving slowly along the leafy hedge growing against the back fence.  He didn't know what species it was and hoped it wasn't allergeni… Read More

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