I Found A Knife

A Story site from EldonHughes

Mouse Wheel & Quill 

Willie & Frank--
Shakespeare? In Nano-Time

Author's Note:

I got this story, over a great pizza and a couple of pitchers, from a friend named Jake Elder over at Washington University, in Missouri.

Ever hear that idea about how a million monkeys, with a million typewriters and enough time, could reproduce the works of William Shakespeare?

Well, according to Jake, they didn't have much time, just a semester; a short group of measly weeks, as he put it. And, they didn't have a barrel full of monkeys, let alone a million of them. 

But, they did have a couple of pretty sharp white mice. Oh, and a series of funky colored concoctions from a group of researchers in the genetics and chemistry departments at Washington University.  Turns out? That was more than enough. 

But wait, this is Jake's story. I'll let him tell it....

Chapter 1 -- Jake's Story


Book One of the Poison and Wine series by C.H. Valentino and Eldon Hughes.

    There's a battle underway in New Orleans. It's a game being played between the voodoo Barons Samedi and LaCroix.

    Danni Toussaint has a nail in her chest, the mark of her debt to The Baron Samedi. To repay him, she steals souls.

   Michael Belew works for the Sisters of New Orleans. Nuns in the 9th Ward are missing, and he suspects voodoo is the cause.  He's desperate.

    He drafts Danni to help find them. Now they are pawns in the Baron's game.

There is no winning the game. There's only survival. But even that could cost Michael his soul.

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