EXCERPT She sat, breathing in the medicinal odor, the smell of disinfectant. She took out the phone again. Deliberated for a few seconds, turning the phone in her fingers. She made her decision and touched the screen. Touched it again for speed dial. Scrolled through the list of names, until she found the one she wanted. Her finger hovered over it, then descended. Two thousand miles away in San Diego her mother’s phone rang. And rang. And rang again. Neen disconnected and punched in another number with the same area code. Her sister Jennifer picked up on the third ring. “It’s me,” said Neen. “Hey, stranger. Where are you?” “I’m in Dallas.” “Oh. I thought you might be here in town.” “Nope. Still in Dallas.” “What’s it been? Nine months? That’s practically a lifetime commitment from you. You must like it there.” A little bit less than yesterday, Neen thought…. Read more »
Author: Overton Scott
Overton Scott is the pseudonym of a national bestselling author. Overton is interested in a lot of themes covered in the Neen Ford stories: martial arts, the warrior ethos, personal responsibility, and the concept of justice. Like Neen, Overton doesn’t think that the guilty should escape punishment on this earth. Unlike Neen, Overton prefers to write stories rather than take the law into his own hands. It’s just as morally satisfying, but less dangerous.
As you are reading this, Overton should be working on the next Neen Ford adventure. But he’s probably at the gym, shooting or wasting time looking at funny pictures on the internet. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’d like to discuss any aspect of the Neen Ford stories.