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About Dusty Emanus
My name is Dusty. .I am a retired freelance journalist and have served in the military. I am married to a beautiful Filipino lady and have two wonderful children. Now I devote my time to writing short stories. That is my passion. I have traveled the world over and have met people of every background. It has been an adventure. I am partnered with not only a professional editor but also a professional designer, so we can bring you the finest stories available for you the reader to stretch your imagination and experience the adventures. We hope you enjoy! Dusty
My family left me a long time ago. In my line of work family doesn’t last long; my job came first, and my family came second. I live in a run-down apartment building on the south side of Chicago. The only things I have and want is my job (which I am very good at) and my booze. The job keeps me sharp and the booze dulls the memories.
I got a call dispatching me to a homicide in a run-down apartment. When I arrived, I found an elderly man shot in the back of the head. There was no break in and didn’t look like anything was taken, course the old man didn’t have much anyway. Nothing was disturbed; no struggle. So, why was he shot? A thousand questions ran through my mind. Did he know the killer?
I stood there in the room, just staring at the old man for a few minutes. What’s really sad is unless a person comes from the better side of town or has money and influence no one cares if this old man is dead or alive. Only me!