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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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The Giving Girl

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   He asks me to So I tear the skin away from my face. He puts the meat in his mouth and chews and swallows. He doesn’t taste its sugar and spice. He doesn’t notice how it bounces […]

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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 Death of Gaston Maleaux

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – A Night of Fantasy. Please enjoy. Leading his white horse Agamemnon by the bridle, Gaston Malveaux trudged through the mud to find his place of death under the Duelling Oaks. His second, Pierre Beauregard followed behind swatting at mosquitos and ducking […]

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Coach Bulge

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Reflections: A Reading of Memoir Vignettes. Please enjoy. When I was eleven years old, I was obsessed with penises. I would check out the bulge on every man no matter his age, race or profession. I looked at a man’s face first, like normal people do. Then […]

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The Write Places: Brewshots

The Write Places: Brewshots

In our ongoing search for places to write in Jersey City, we have stumbled upon Brewshot. Tucked behind a stretch on condos by the water, this modern coffee house has the three key things for creative types crave: work space, wifi and caffeine. The large windows and blond wood create a bright environment that energizes. […]

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The Write Places:  942 Summit

The Write Places: 942 Summit

One of the tougher challenges for a writer is where to begin. Often where to begin is where to write. Some writers prefer silent solitude while others like noise and energy in their work environment. Finding just the perfect writing spot is essential as nothing is more maddening than gathering your writing tools together 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 Black Bottom

The following monologue was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Rendezvous: A Literary Celebration of Historical Romance. Please enjoy. Pearly was a good girl. That’s what everybody around Gramercy thought. She never missed Pastor Mosley’s sermons even when the church was as hot as a coal fire and most the congregation found some excuse to […]

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DIRTY GREAT MONSTER

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Creepypasta: A Literary Reading of Web Horror. Please enjoy. ASKREDDIT: What’s the creepiest thing to have happened to you? throwitoutbitch   Ok. Throw away account here. Even though it’s almost 3 decades later, I still don’t like to talk about it. I was […]

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