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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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Longing for Lancre: A Discworld Erotica Fan-Fiction

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading. Please enjoy. Look up into a stary night for an eternity and you will never see the Discword: a world that sits upon the backs of 4 giant elephants which themselves ride upon the shell of a massive […]

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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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The Photograph

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. It was dark when I returned to the old house, both outside and within.  As I reached the door, a servant collided into me!  A hand-held lantern illuminated his horror-stricken face.  He pleaded with me to let him […]

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Mourning Snow

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. I still couldn’t believe Tio Mario was gone. I had stood by his bedside during hospice and while he was semi-conscious he had held my hand. I had held his right back. The call, the wake, the funeral… it […]

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Dear Adelaide

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. Summer, 2029 Dear Adelaide, It’s been a long time since I’ve written you a letter, and I’m sorry. I miss you. I’m still in our old place on Maple Street. The neighbors ain’t here […]

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Princess Kate

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Terrible Princess: A Celebration of the Fantasy Genre. Please enjoy. Princess Kate stood in her lavishly appointed dressing room, examining her reflection in a large gilded mirror. She was wearing a new pink dress that had puffy sleeves and a large circular skirt. […]

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The Weeping Man

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy.   This story was originally found on a message board about the paranormal. “The Weeping Man – DO NOT READ” I think everyone is familiar with the weeping man story, but just in case […]

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