A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 8)

Charley said goodbye to his friends, and I paid the bill. Just outside the door of the Blue, Charley and I again fell into conversation so I ended up accompanying him back to the courthouse. “I got the impression that… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 7)

“Now I’ve lost my place; let me see: When the land trembles, a cheat is dead. ‘Randall,’ I said, ‘better get yourself under control and put that gun away—’” “Wait just a little minute, Charley, I was in court that… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 6)

“And along comes another week and another prediction. This new formula was a little more serious to my mind: When the wheel is steel, Diamonds turn red; When the land trembles, A cheat is dead. “I wasn’t sure who was… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 5)

Once we were all seated, there were introductions. That’s when I found out that the DA’s name was Charley. “You shoulda seen Randall drive up that afternoon, we, now what I mean is he and I and Hugo and Bart,… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 4)

As I was leaving the courthouse, I stopped to speak with the old man: “According to the trial records, the DA could not prosecute the case because he was in fact the main witness against the sheriff. Is that man… Continue Reading

A Fulgurite in Blue (Episode 3)

I read through all the court documents, and the way it went is this: Sheriff Randall was driving along Copperhead Road when lightning struck the ground nearby. All of his life he’d wanted to find a fulgurite just like his… Continue Reading