The Heat

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Rendezvous: A Literary Celebration of Historical Romance. Please enjoy. August 6, 1945 The heat seared the flesh off my back and melted whatever was left. I stood there a living shadow, no eyes, no words to speak, only heat and the knowledge that the war was […]

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Second Chances

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Rendezvous: A Literary Celebration of Historical Romance. Please enjoy. Michael is back. Madeline bent low over her mare as it flew over the ground. The sky darkened as she approached the border between their properties. He had left for America six years ago, […]

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Take My Hand

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Rendezvous: A Literary Celebration of Historical Romance. Please enjoy. “Take my hand,” he says with a wry smile. I’ve known this young man since his family moved into the apartment next to mine on Polk Street back in 1894. He was 7 at […]

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Love & Position

An excerpt from the following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Rendezvous: A Literary Celebration of Historical Romance. Here it is in its entirety. Please enjoy. “Look here, domina,” the slave commanded, raising a hand and tracing an imaginary circle in the air, just above his head of dark, cropped hair. […]

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