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SEARCHING – a Serial Novelle CHAPTER 5: Darkness

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Dear reader, It is hard to describe evil. Sometimes it carries a bat, sometimes it wears a badge. Sometimes it is a boss, sometimes a prayer gone horribly, horribly wrong. The evil that befell Angel was all of them, none of them. It was all of us, the worst of us, and we were its victims and its helpers. For [...]

SEARCHING – a Serial Novelle CHAPTER 4: Down

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Angel could have turned west toward the shelter; could have, probably should have. But he was too intoxicated by the smell of bread, by the sure knowledge that he now knew her name. Luz Maria: the light, and the mother of Christ. It was enough for him to just stand there in the wind and breathe in the world. If you [...]

SEARCHING – a Serial Novelle CHAPTER 3: Bread

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Angel walked west. He had fifty cents and hunger in his pocket, and the latter was outgrowing the former. Where could he go with two quarters, with the strange word that rang in his ear: “lotten”? With the sound of the owl? He smelled it before he saw the light, softly illuminating traces of snow on the [...]

SEARCHING – a Serial Novelle CHAPTER 2

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Angel stood on the corner of 17th and Lake, smoking. Alone. He wasn’t used to being alone. He lived with his mother and father, three brothers and three sisters in the upstairs and attic of a house built in 1907. On weekends, he hung out with his friends. He went to the Mall, he went to Block E, he kept moving. The [...]

SEARCHING – a Serial Novelle CHAPTER 1

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Angel swore it was an owl. It was calling from a tree hidden deep behind the locked cemetery gates. He remembered that an owl calling meant death, but for whom? Himself? One in his family? A friend who had a death wish? He tried to see the owl through the fog that was beginning to creep in from Cedar Avenue, but he [...]

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