Author Archives: gabrielswharf

About gabrielswharf

gabriel’s wharf is a blog on the random thoughts and writings of author Gabriel Valjan. His stories continue to appear online and in print journals. Winter Goose Publishing publishes his Roma Series.

Guest Post from William Ade: Making a Bad Man Good

An incident fifty years ago planted the seed for the plot of my novel Art of Absolution. I was in college, employed part-time at a large residential institution for the intellectually disabled. I worked at a cottage that housed adolescents, … Continue reading

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Excerpt 2 from SYMPHONY ROAD, A Shane Cleary Mystery

The doorknob clicked and two suits off the rack at Filene’s Basement downtown appeared. Tie, black and knotted perfectly, and pressed white shirt walked in first. His sidekick followed him. Same black tie, but his knot, a simple four-in-hand, looked … Continue reading

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Excerpt 1 from SYMPHONY ROAD, A Shane Cleary Mystery

I went to cross the street when the wheels of a black Cadillac sped up and bristled over tempered glass from a recent smash-and-grab. The brake lights pulsed red, and a thick door opened. A big hulk stepped out, and … Continue reading

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