Short Stories

SHORT STORIES by JED POWER are also AVAILABLE AT AMAZON BOOKS and BARNES & NOBLE
All That Green by Jed Power

ALL THAT GREEN

You’d think if someone dropped a ton of dough in you lap it’d be a good thing. Not this time. Instead, it’s a big bad problem.

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ME, JIMMY, & the NIGHT DEPOSIT BOX

Two ingenious hustlers are determined to see money intended for bank deposit rerouted into their own pockets.

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OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

There are occupational hazards on both sides of the law. But sometimes they’re very unexpected and tragic.

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PAY NOW OR DIE LATER

When a leg-breaker with thick lips shows up to collect an old coke debt, our hero can’t come up with the dough. But he can come up with a pretty clever stall.

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BLOODY CONUNDRUM

Money. It’s often the motive for crime. But almost as often there’s a bigger picture behind the scenes, with much larger perpetrators pulling the strings.

 

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SWEET SMELLS

Inside a beach crack house there is a small treasure. One man ventures in to claim it.

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STARS & STRIPES

A local politician, who’s used to getting his own way, attempts to take over a lucrative seacoast fireworks shop. He’s about to find out some people don’t roll over easily.

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THE RETIREMENT FUND

Lenny Quarters dreams of retiring from his rackets to a nice warm climate. He stashes his money in a bank safe-deposit box where he’s sure it will be secure. He’s about to discover why that might have been a costly decision.

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THE PRESCRIPTION

Medical Marijuana. Mrs. Sinclair is suffering from cancer and needs it. How she acquires it and from whom reveals that big crimes committed in the past sometimes have beneficial outcomes in the future.

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