This is now the Second Draft of my Prohibition Era story. I have made some changes, especially early on to improve the story, update a character name, add a little more history, and eliminate some phasers—my name for Chekov’s gun that if it shows up in the first scene has to go off by the third. In all, I think some damn important improvements.

This is a historical fiction story based on an actual event but since much of the actual occurrence is unknown I have built a story around the event.

It is split into individual chapters both for reading ease and so that as I edit the chapters I can more easily update this page with details on what changed.

Thanks for reading.

Complete work
24 Sep 2019 updated to include most recent changes, some big ones
-Changed scene at Popp’s Ferry to include Taconi and Popp’s proper accent
-Changed Taconi’s name to Howell
-Fired Desperate from the City and “killed” his brother while adding in the second half of his payment
-Introduced Molly earlier in the story
Formatting for the complete work is a little off due to my Scrivener settings, I’ll fix that next time

Prologue
24 Sep 2019 who needs two prologues anyway?
-Changed Popp’s Ferry scene to include Taconi and update Popp’s accent
-Changed Taconi’s name to Howell
-Shifted second Prologue into Chapter 1

Chapter 1
24 Sep 2019 some big changes
-Removed reference to the younger Desporte working for the city and having a brother
-Changed the driver’s name because Everett shows up as a better character later

Chapter 2
24 Sep 2019 added a breath of fresh air
-Included some historic context for Howell’s name
-Added Molly to the story earlier to better develop her

Chapter 3
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 4
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 5
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 6
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 7
24 Sep 2019 early adjustments
-Modified the scene in the bar and obscured names a little bit
-Moved the flashback in the flashback to its own stand alone flashback (probably need to edit this a little more still)

Chapter 8
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 9
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 10
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 11
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 12
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 13
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 14
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 15
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 16
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 17
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work

Chapter 18
24 Sep 2019 updates from the start, copying it through the whole work