Friday, January 16, 2015

#SFFS - Maxx Fragg - 01/17/15

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Way back when, okay September, I started sharing snippets from my work, Maxx Fragg, V.P.I., and kind of left off after the first one. I'm picking up from there and this week we find Maxx and his partner in the apartment of a young couple who called on them for their unique services.
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          “Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea?” Debbie’s hand twitched against her boyfriend’s knee.

Travis brushed his hand through her hair. “We contacted him, honey. They say he’s the best.”

She sighed. “It’s just not what I expected. It’s all so…clinical. They didn’t even draw a pentagram.”

Everyone had their own pre-conceived notions of how to get rid of a ghost. Maxx heard them all, séances, sprinkle salt along the door, burn sage, hire a bunch of meddling kids, craft some pottery together. He’d probably find it all funnier if he actually believed in any of it.

Travis and Debbie wanted to leave as soon as Maxx and his partner arrived at the apartment but Maxx convinced them to stay. There was no showmanship in coming back to a ghost free home based just on his word and some lines arching across a digital readout. No, they needed the full hands on experience and Maxx made sure they had front row seats.
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Well - that's this week's snippet - I hope you enjoyed it. As always, comments are not only welcome but eagerly awaited. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.
 

14 comments:

  1. Looking forward to having that front row experience myself...fun snippet.

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    1. Thanks! The reader is always the best seat in the house.

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    1. Only the snippet will tell. Check back next week for more haunting action.

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  3. I love anything that knocks preconceived notions. :D

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    1. I tried to have some fun with it. There's a couple more twists before we're done.

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  4. ...ok, apparently my comment didn't post the first time. Take 2!

    Yeah, I could see people going "Well, you're just SAYING it's ghost-free...no paycheck for you!" if you didn't keep them around to see it actually happen.

    Smart of Maxx!

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    1. He's all about the paycheck - for now.

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  5. Lol, not sure I'd want a front seat view though, even to be sure I was getting my money's worth!

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    1. Hey Pippa - every safety precaution has been taken - mostly.

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  6. I love the "meddling kids" line - made me laugh out loud!

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    1. If you can't reference Scooby and the gang, what's the sense in all of it, Peter. Thanks.

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  7. "hire a bunch of meddling kids" LOL I also got the reference to making pottery together. Nice touch!

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    1. Thanks, Patrick. I admit - I had a lot of fun with this.

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