Someone Got a Cape on Magnolia Ave?

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy. Yasmin and I sit on the cracked steps of our building when Dexter comes out with his board and a piece of paper. “Hey, Dex,” I say. “Feeling better from that flu […]

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The Improv Lesson

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy. “The secret to doing improvisational theater well is to always say ‘yes, and…’ to whatever is offered to you, to add to the scene. Here’s what I mean.  William, come here.”  The […]

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Stoic Woman Vanquishes Super Villain

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   My fist was on its trajectory to connect with Super Villain’s left jaw when my iPhone buzzed.  My mind raced.  Was it a text about an emergency at Day Care, the […]

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Villain Monologue

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Did you really think that you would catch me?  ME!? I saw by the look in your eyes that you did.   You really thought that you could. You with your […]

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The Race Monster

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Three friends are waiting for two stragglers at a diner. Sarah’s Roommate: “I’m telling you, it infects people through bloody nipples. That HuffPo article The Race Monster: Hero or Villain? revealed […]

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Oh, The Power

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   My first time was on a crowded PATH train during a nasty heat wave. The PATH train is a quiet space, OK? It’s a commuter train with tired and stressed out […]

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John

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Dear Board for the Designation of Superpowers, I’m writing you, again, because I’m really, really annoyed.  You haven’t responded, so I’ll repeat it: I do not want to be a superhero. […]

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The Eye – Origins (Excerpt)

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Vera’s parents had forced her to attend the “Superhero’s Home for Intense Training of Today’s Youth,” the most prestigious superhero training academy in the country. She remembered that first day like […]

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Derek Slash Stiles

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading. Please enjoy.   No one at school really knew about Derek and me.  We kept it quiet – some would call it keeping it on the down low.  Whatever, you call it.  We knew that our friends would […]

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Chuck’s Steamy Summer Night

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading. Please enjoy. Scene One Peppermint Patty:  “Hey, Marie, did you ever wonder why we’ve been kids since 1950?” Marie:  “I don’t know what you mean, Sir.  We’ve always been kids.   It’s just the way things are.” Peppermint Patty: […]

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