Backstory on Alphonse Riddick


Backstory on Alphonse Riddick, aka Alexei Kuznetsov, actual name John Clayton Ten-year-old Johnny Clayton was hiding. He could hear his father Jack bellowing and his mother Martha crying. He heard his fist connect with her flesh and felt the bile rising in his stomach. He was tucked into a ball in the corner under his...

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Patty Panni
Patty Panni

I'm happily married, retired from a job in the legal profession, and have two 'fur kids' -- a rescue pup named Audrey and an orange tabby named Hobbes. We live in the Memphis, TN area. I'm involved with my local Carnegie Writers Guild, but my passion is for DFW and the lovely writing community Mia has created. It's the absolute best. It has turned me from an intermittent scribbler of words into a dedicated writer with one novel under my belt (almost - still doing final edits), scores of short stories, and a dozen or so poems.

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