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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.

The Untouchable

A little love story for all the untouchables out there. Truly, who among us has not felt so? It was not hope that moved the afflicted one to walk the many miles of roads to the city’s outskirts. Hope had given way long ago to quiet anger, then […]

The Beast

This is a rough teaser for Part 2 of the Legion book. My pulse increased just writing, which is saying something for a sleep deprived, workaholic, father of two. 🙂 Enjoy. Gasps and sighs passed through the dining room of a swank downtown restaurant, expressions upon the two […]

Miracle Shoes

When it came to shoe shopping, Lucy was a pro. That’s the way she saw it anyway. Fact was, her employer didn’t seem to appreciate her talent. They still had her stuck doing merchandising, and it was only her frequent trips to competing discount stores to secret shop […]

Aching Basement

It was the one thing she desired most.  Nick knew this much based on everything she’d told him the day before – how she wanted everything to go back to the way it was a few years ago, back before her adult son had irrepressibly plummeted into the […]

Sonship Longing

“I hope you know how that man feels about you.” he said, nearly a hush in his voice, not like the sort of hush one uses when trying not to be overheard, but more like the almost involuntary change in a man’s intonation when he is suddenly more […]