Prism & Pen
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Prism & Pen

Black Betty’s Run

The Ben Nathan Murder: Chapter 11

by Courtland Wade*

The Call of the Open Road: (Bike for Sale Ad)

At the Woods County line, Parchman swung his patrol unit in a wide arc across simmering blacktop, signaled his position, and headed back east towards the heart of Alfalfa County. It was almost nine a.m. and heat rose from the pavement in visible waves to form a mirage of some impossibly distant lake on the horizon. Off to his right…

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