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Lucas J. Draeger

Banish me to a dark corner, chain me to a keyboard, and I will gladly be a word slave. I'd sit there all day, with only an occasional demand for a coffee break.
I'm a would-be (wanna be) author, middle aged, fairly repressed, but extremely BLESSED with an amazing wife and two brilliant boys.
For several years, I've been haunted by images of the starving, drug addicted, victimized teens of the streets. I write about them a lot.

Lurking Monsters – conclusion

Part 1 – here Part 2 – here Part 3 – here The “if I’s” began to play through Abby’s mind. If I live through this, I’m going to let Jack buy the snake he’s been wanting. Compared to all this, a snake in the house won’t seem […]

Lurking Monsters – part 2

part 1 here Even as the exclamation about her blouse broke free from her lips, Abby knew her clandestine stop at the Sip n’ Zip had cost her dearly this morning. “Be quiet, and drive!” came a harsh whisper from behind her seat. The words were desperate to […]

Lurking Monsters – Part 1

It’s my one indulgence, Abby thought to herself, peering at the frosty, oversized container in her hand with a triple claw logo blazed down the front. Absent were the words “lo-calorie” or “lo-carb”; if she was going to drink the stuff, she wasn’t messing around. She was supposed […]

When I ______…

“I know God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” If the above quote fails to move a Larger part of you, I have some instructions: – Hold two fingers to the side of your throat, […]

Proud little magic pill

This morning, I’m taking a break The choice is scarcely mine I’m nearly clawing to the forefront of an exhaustion meltdown And Pandora’s on the fritz blinking off..on my J N Howard kills my brain every time, but not now, not this morning; I’m taking a break; I’m […]

interrupted by Story – part 2

Here is the conclusion to this little heartburn of a tale. Thanks for everyone’s enthusiasm. If you aren’t up to speed, Part 1 is here. BTW – If anybody is curious, the lyrics contained in this story are from Greg Laswell’s “Comes and Goes”. His stuff is amazing! […]