David B. Barnes
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David B. Barnes spent over thirty years as a law enforcement officer: two in uniform, twenty-eight as a Special Agent for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. After retirement he worked as a Professional Standards detective and a gang investigator. After retiring from the NCSBI he and some partners operated B&B Tobacconists in Asheville, N.C.

In 1971 he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a BA in Political Science, and in December of 2019 he received his Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UNC-A.

He writes stories of the other side of life: criminals and people who aren’t mainstream. He makes no judgments just tells the stories.

David is married to his wife of forty-five years and takes frequent walks with his yellow Lab, Crew.

Other Stories Published: Everyone has plans...Autumn Edition of Fine Lines Journal and Lost in the winter edition of Fine Lines Journal.
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He was The Mouse. He wasn’t Mouse. That would have been a kind nickname. The Mouse was named in one of his many foster homes by one of his many not so nice foster brothers.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
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5 Stars
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His mind was a spring that was rapidly unwinding. As it spun, the only thoughts Chip had, involved ways to get more pills.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars