Author Archives: Minna Hong

Duck, Duck, Dead Duck; chapter eight, part four

“Well, here we are,” Brian said, flicking on the lights.  “Home, sweet home.” “You didn’t live together?”  I asked, already knowing the answer.  I just wanted to see his face when he tried to explain why they weren’t living together. “Nope,” Brian said easily, ignoring the implied question.  “Take all the time you need.”  He… Continue Reading

Duck, Duck, Dead Duck; chapter eight, part two

“Ms. Chen?”  It was Detective Bradley, and he was with another officer who wasn’t the other detective.  “Detective Bradley and Officer Johnson.  May we come in?”  The detective was glowering at me, though it seemed a bit perfunctory.  The officer, on the other hand, kept his face bland. “This way.”  I gestured for them to… Continue Reading

Duck, Duck, Dead Duck; chapter seven, part two

“You have a girlfriend, Henry?”  My mother said, her eyes lighting up.  I could see the vision of plump grandbabies dancing in her thoughts.  Never mind that Hank was only twenty—if he had a girlfriend, then hope sprang eternal. “Yup, her name is Beth.  I met her in an ethics class.”  Hank attended Century College—a… Continue Reading