A Wee Little Sock

There was once a land divided by a great winding river. On one side of the river lived a proud people who worked and trod the land in their bare feet. On the other side of the river lived the people who went about the hills while wearing socks. Each of these peoples thought the […]

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Twas the night before New Years

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Recess: Children Stories for Adults. Please enjoy.   ‘Twas the night before New Years, and all through the city, Young babes, broads, and bitches were dressed very pretty; In stockings, high heels, and the shortest of skirts, They topped off their outfits with low-cut […]

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The Warrior-Ghost

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Recess: Children Stories for Adults. Please enjoy.   The summer after Pastor Lowry disappeared, Shayla was bored pretty much all the time, and so she jumped on the story of the graveyard ghost. Pastor Lowry had been the grown-up’s preacher at their church, […]

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Let’s Play House

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Recess: Children Stories for Adults. Please enjoy. “Let’s have a wedding!” Cherry said holding her hands and jumping up in excitement. “No. No. Let’s skip the wedding.” Peanut shook his head. His brow furrowed as he pursed his lips, trying to muster […]

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Jesus & Jell­-O

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Recess: Children Stories for Adults. Please enjoy. It happened. It did. Really. Swear to God! In a little tot body with legs-­ fat logs. Girl had a father, but called him John. “Call me Daddy. Please. Come on.” Mommy dropped girl for […]

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The Horror of Love — Call for Stories

JCW is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of romantic stories with a horror twist. Make it scary, make it romantic, make it paranormal or gothic. Selected works will be read at our Horror of Love literary event and published on our website. Flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, monologues, dialogue-only scripts, lyrics, epistolary fiction […]

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Double Take

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy.   Detective Sloan could read a crime scene like a cheap paperback.  Some scenes were a comedy of errors. Criminals — too stupid to live — getting themselves killed while committing robberies. Others […]

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The Case of the Man on the Wrong Damn Side

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy.   I had a guy on the Lower East Side that owned a Jewish bakery. One day he puts a tray of his signature giant macaroons in the front window while two sisters […]

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Just in Case

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy. “Jersey City man with knife gets conked on the noggin with ceramic decoration” was the Joisey’s headline the day I was charged.  The official charges were lots of fancy gibberish:  1) aggravated assault, […]

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The Lost Dream

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy. It started out as an ordinary, promising to-be-easy night for the two detectives. But Harold and his partner, Dillard knew better. In their line of work there were no easy nights. They didn’t […]

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