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Beyond the Western
Larry Payne

Larry Payne

Beyond the Western Bio. of Larry Payne

Larry grew up in East Chicago, Indiana and now resides in Portage, Indiana with his wife Susan, and a cat named Molly. Larry served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and is now retired from Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona as a Cardiac Monitor Technician.

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Stories by Larry Payne

WHACKED / Genre: Crime/Mystery

Larry Payne


He stepped through the revolving door and into the small, dimly lit lobby of the Harbor Lights Club. The festive notes of “Happy Days Are Here Again” resonated down the staircase in front of him and filled the lobby.

Anderson Spangler’s mayoral campaign was in full swing and his biggest supporter, Attorney Jonathan Graber, would be here in all his glory. Read the full story HERE>>

VANISHED / Genre: Crime/Mystery

Larry Payne


I snaked my arm out from under the covers and slapped the top of the buzzing clock. I’d just used up the last of my self-imposed quota of hitting the snooze alarm. I poked my head out from under the blanket and looked into the hard stare of Max, my Rottweiler, sitting next to the bed.

“Five more minutes, Max,” I said and threw the blanket back over my head. Read the full story HERE>>


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