Critical Error

I truly wish to thank all of you for tuning in and reading along with Eilea and family in Critical Error. Your varied comments have been encouraging and heartwarming. I have a few changes and ...

Critical Error Epilogue

They were a family.  Together they attended the hearing which was comparatively short.  Paul mentioned they were hoping to get a specific judge who took a hard line on bullying, cyber-bullying and stalking.  Not to ...

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After spending 5 days in Hardy, Paul understood why visitors flocked to this location.  It had everything.  Serenity, solitude, beauty, activities in which to participate if desired.  He overheard many say it was a diamond ...

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Arm in arm, they left the station a spring in their step lighthearted and free at last.  Eilea breathed deeply filling her lungs with refreshing air and with unguarded enthusiasm, freedom and light.  Poignant poetic ...

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“Let’s go!”  Andrew yelled, “I want to see this SOB face to face!” His face reflecting anger, his fists tightly balled he stomped toward the door. “Not so fast, Andrew,”  Paul admonished.  “We want to ...

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Paul hurried from the room with his phone to his ear.  The others exchanged knowing glances.  Hopefully, it was good news.  The waiting was excruciating.  “I want to run after Paul and listen in, five ...

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Their reprieve lasted two days.  On the third day Paul received word they might have caught a break.  After finishing the call, he sat them all down and explained.  “Seems when one of the officers ...

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Eilea pushed away from Paul, “the kids, the kids!” she frantically pulled herself up. Paul grabbed hold of her and yanked her down, “Stay down Eilea.  He may still be about, the kids are fine!”  ...

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“This is amazing!  It’s huge!  Oh, this is going to be fun!”  Christina chirped.  “Oh my god, look at the sunken boat, it’s fab!” Heading into the first round, they were keyed up and excited.  ...

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Paul was on tender hooks awaiting their decision. He knew his observations were right.  They were close he could feel it in his bones.  This miscreant was on a mission and he wouldn’t stop now.  ...

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Paul crab-walked toward the window.  It held but shattered like windshield glass.  He said, “You stay put, all of you!” he barked before hustling toward the back door. Daring to turn her head she looked ...

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They watched the group until they were but dots and wandered back inside.  Paul noted the men and women surrounding the perimeter of the property and silently nodded approval knowing they were in good hands. ...

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Paul’s head pounded and as soon as they ate, retired to the bedroom to lay down in a dark room for an hour.  When he got up he was feeling better but still necessitated the ...

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Eilea and the kids were waiting just inside the door when Paul arrived.  Although he was pale and looked more exhausted than anyone should ever look, he was a sight for sore eyes.  Christina walked ...

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It was a restless night with nurses poking and prodding him every two hours.  Between their endeavours at monitoring his condition and worrying about Eilea and the kids, he could count the minutes of sleep ...

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Eilea the kids and two others hovered inside the emergency room awaiting the verdict.  Paul had apparently regained consciousness and was lucid and angry.  She had to smile at the rather robust use of cursing ...

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  Paul’s sense of unease couldn’t be denied, even though he knew others were patrolling the area including his home and the beach. His watchful eye drifted from one member of Eilea’s family to another ...

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Eilea couldn’t explain her unease, the prickles creeping up her spine or the neck itch. It was something she’d rarely experienced but it had happened on three previous occasions.  A precursor to her “known” pregnancy ...

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Damn!  Strategy, he needed a strategy.  Think! He slammed his fist against the steering wheel.  Music from the radio blasted inside his head.  The song pounded his emotions and had him firing on all cylinders.  ...

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Thank god he’d swapped vehicles.  Sitting behind the wheel of his car, he shook.  That was too close for comfort.  He hadn’t thought it through but then he hadn’t expected an immediate response.  It was ...

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They grabbed their lunch and ate at a table overlooking the ravine.  “This is so frustrating, Paul.  I can’t tell you!  I don’t know how you put up with it day in and out.” “It’s ...

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Secretly, Paul wished the current events at an end.  He’d enjoy the opportunity of knowing this family, especially Eilea, under “normal” circumstances.  Still having witnessed their interactions under tumultuous situations,  he was more than impressed ...

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Christina stepped back wiping tears from her cheeks.  “Don’t tell mom!  She’ll worry if she knows I’m upset.” Paul smiled, ‘like mother like daughter’. “I think the telling should be yours, Christina.  She needs to ...

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Christina snagged Paul early the following morning.  “Can we talk for a minute?” “Sure, Christina, what’s up?” “I thought I’d check into the mind-set if that’s possible of the perp.  I don’t get it.” “Ok, ...

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Eilea was on edge.  It showed in jerky movements, darting glances, and hesitation.  She was right to feel agitated.  He was a seasoned cop and he felt the touch of nerves. Never as acutely felt ...

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