Stories tagged crime

Narrative of the Bones (38)

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Oh, shit, Blow thought, here it comes. Dammit.

Narrative of the Bones (39)

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“Joey, what the fuck? What's going on down there? You been smoking something?”

Nature of the Bones (40)

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Blow heard a few more snatches of the pugnacious voice. “Not on yer life, sistah” flew over the pews like a cackling crow.

Nature of the Bones (41)

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“You ever heard of stigmata, Joe?” They were in one of the two Starbucks in Leicester. Yolanda was on Easter break. She'd called Blow, upset with something she said Rev. Warfield told her while they planned Jump's memorial service.

Nature of the Bones (42)

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Old Testament versus New...despite carrying the unconsciously delivered indelible marks of the Prince of Peace on his body, instead of choosing martyrdom in the name of his Savior, Jump Jackson opted for Jericho.

Nature of the Bones (43)

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“You think they'll sic their dogs on us now?” “Why not? If they think we're in the way.” “You have a gun, Joey?”

Nature of the Bones (44)

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They rolled off the highway to the rear of the field and parked, disembarked, painted the cross with tar, and planted their paradoxical symbol of Christian redemption about 50 yards back from the road.

Nature of the Bones (45)

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“Forthwith, huh? How long is that?”

Nature of the Bones (46)

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“What I'm having trouble why the people who wanted this bracelet thing so bad didn't just buy it from Jump. Wouldn't everybody be happy then? Except the guy from Richmond?”

Nature of the Bones (47)

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“Are you ready to have the Devil scared right out of you, Mr...Joe?“

Nature of the Bones (48)

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...he take hol' o' dis niggah's neck wit' one hand, an' den took his head wit' da ot'er han' an' he twist an' twist 'til da niggah's head come off, clean off, wit' a pop.

Nature of the Bones (49)

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“Anyone following you?” Blow, laughing, glanced in his rearview mirror. “Yes, as a matter of fact, there is.” “Oh, shit, Blow.”

Nature of the Bones (50)

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“Awright, gimme my surprise.”

Nature of the Bones (51)

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“Prudent, you say, sir? Prudence is a rich, ugly old maid courted by incapacity. So sayeth William Blake. Are we capable under these circumstances, Mr. Stone?”

Nature of the Bones (52)

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“No shit!” “Shit! I mean no, Blow. I took a photo off the website and put it on ours.