The Circle

The following poem was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Worlds of Ruin: A Literary Celebration of Apocalyptic Science Fiction. Please enjoy. Where to land? A plane circles, not knowing, smoking without emotion, an SOS to anyone left. Far from the sea, jellyfish bubble and boil over, time eroding any hope. We are leaving Earth […]

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Waiting

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Worlds of Ruin: A Literary Celebration of Apocalyptic Science Fiction. Please enjoy. I told you. Don’t go out into the rain. Amuse yourself inside. And shush, I’m talking. What were you were saying, Lil? No, that was my little girl. She’s restless, but it’s raining, and […]

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Dogs Don’t Get Sick

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Worlds of Ruin: A Literary Celebration of Apocalyptic Science Fiction. Please enjoy. “Holy mother of …” Kalyn jumped off her bed the same time her German Shepard did. The mattress vibrated with such violence the pillows slid to the floor. “Google! Bed! Off!” Kalyn shouted and […]

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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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