Buckminster & Amber – The Bucks – Part 7

The Bucks

Image            “. . . . Not good,” Buckminster told her.

            “So, you know him?” Ambette asked.

            “I know about him. Mandu was hit man for Chairman Meow . . . there was a triple murder in the Forbidden City, some kind of Triad thing. He took the fall for it and got 3o years in Kowloon Prison, but escaped . . . came here and has been working freelance for the gambling syndicate.”


            “Oh, Bucks, what can we do?”

            “What can we do? Have you got a mouse in your pocket?”

            “You’ve got to help me, Bucks. There’s no one else.”

            A tear rolled down her cheek and dangled precariously on the end of a whisker.

He was always a sucker for feminine tears, but Mandu was big, ten kilos of bad news. In the end it didn’t matter. Bucks had more guts than a government mule and had never refused a female in distress. But this. . . .

            What could he do?


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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3 Responses to Buckminster & Amber – The Bucks – Part 7

  1. Clever stuff Bruce – particularly liked Chairman Meow – and you are a great story-teller !

  2. catnipoflife says:

    Love your story telling! The names are priceless 🙂

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