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The Dream Mechanic

The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXXII

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic

With Balance Due

Two years later. Dave and Margo were in California. I had been working in a convenience store ever since the waterbed business sprang a leak. Julia got me the job.
“Official use only,” was highlighted in red …



The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXXI

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic

Dr. Chips

Penelope stayed at the store until the end. She wrote Dr. Chips on the invoice. Dave was excited that a doctor bought a waterbed.

“I gave him a bunch of our cards,” he said. “With a doctor out …



The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXX

Dec 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic
"You'll be done in a little while on this one," Penelope said.


The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXIX

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic
It must have smelled like perfume to her compared to her father's vehicle. What must it be like to have a father like Gary Hopkins and living so close to Highway 41 in the humid, fetid, palmetto undergrowth and in the shadows of decaying gypsum stacks just off the road?


The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXVIII

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic
Rana and I were supposed to get married the next weekend


The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXVII

Nov 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic
It was shortly after the first of the new year. Margo reminded Dave it was the start of a new tax year.


The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXVI

Oct 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic

The Flannel Minotaur

It was a labyrinth of winding streets. Some abruptly ended with no warning. I backtracked to the beginning several times. I consulted the map. The roads on the map twisted and turned. The names of the streets …



The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXV

Oct 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic
A hand was thrust at me through the threshold of the open front door.


The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXIV

Oct 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic
The customer was waiting for me in a silver Corvette, shiny and sharp like a dental instrument


The Dream Mechanic – Part XXXIII

Sep 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Series, The Dream Mechanic
The downstairs bell rang. I assumed it was Mrs. Simmons warning me she was going to practice on the organ