David B. Barnes
DAVID B. BARNES
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BIOGRAPHY
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.
STORIES
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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
- Genre:
5 Stars
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"Once more," I said. "Once more. I'll try one more time. Then I'm going to find a job delivering FedEx packages or do yard work: something that can be done and I can see a result right then!"
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Charlie and John Green were brothers. They were raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Jackson County, North Carolina.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
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
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I hate Interstates. They’re boring, dangerous, and packed with people who pay little attention to what they’re doing. I love two-lane roads: the ones that meander through the countryside.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
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Shepherd's family made money by being outlaws. Well, outlaws in the governments' eyes.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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As Special Agent in Charge of this District, my years following leads and writing investigative reports were behind me. Now, one part of my job is delivering this investigative file to the D.A.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
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- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars