Last Ride

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy.   We picked up the kid a couple miles south of Kansas City on 49, which used to be 71. We were the ride that taught him not to hitchhike. Lonny’s hands had shivered on the steering wheel […]

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Anisette

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy. It’s been years since I gave up alcohol for health reasons and while on occasion I reminisce about the decadent, chocolaty sweetness known as a Mudslide – and might yet be persuaded upon to write a sonnet in […]

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Things I Don’t Remember

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy.   I don’t remember the first bad night, when you smoked and listened to Alice Cooper in the dark, and mom cried on the other side of the wall. I don’t remember sitting awake all night outside Tyler’s […]

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I Hear It Told

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy. I hear it told that there’s a process of “purifying” vodka, repeated runs through some filtering system makes it taste better.  The more runs through the filter, the higher off the ground the bottle of vodka can sit […]

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A Pretty Good Axe To Me

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy. “And if they don’t like it”—Rocko would punch his hand—“I’ll hit ’em on the head with my war club.” Rocko was a Penobscot Indian. This was his stated solution to most problems. “Most problems are caused by white […]

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Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading — Call for Submission

JCW is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of romantic fanfiction stories with an erotic twist. Make it sexy, make it romantic, make it steamy or sweet. Flash fiction, poetry, monologues, dialogue-only scripts, lyrics, and epistolary fiction all welcome, as long as it involves your favorite couple (or more!) from a television show, film, […]

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One Night From College

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   One night from college when I’d stopped eating and kept sleeping Too deeply sucked into a downward vortex Paralysis so strong I could no longer lay blame on my parents I called my mom to make it […]

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Eye Beam

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   I am what I see There is no more debate, we’ve got it That vision’s images Go to the eye, which receives them With exhales, with a loosening of muscles With a long awaited embrace Plato said […]

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A Scene Amidst the Mist

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   Why is a police car with flashing lights parked on Ogden this morning? Where are the 3 squirrels who scamper in Riverview Park every other morning, running from fence to bench? The fog swathing the trees heightens […]

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Silver

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy. “I like the silver in your hair,” she said. And then she showed me just how much. Night slips itself into the next morning. A leprechaun makes a lousy alibi. We tell ourselves fictions ‘cause the nons are […]

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