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An Aria in Bloom

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre night Space Dreams and Dystopia.  Please enjoy.   White towers were bridged with walkways, like branches of chrome trees, spread throughout a metropolitan canopy. People walked to their appointments while some stayed to look out balconies at the spectacular vistas. In the distance, […]

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Blame the Machines

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre night Space Dreams and Dystopia.  Please enjoy. She is face down on the shore of the Hudson. She’s a young one too. “Morning, Murphy,” Morales says nodding at me. He’s standing over the body taking a scan. His mouth is twisted with emotion. […]

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The Iron Might of Bathory

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre night Space Dreams and Dystopia.  Please enjoy. “The only thing I ever had going for me was that I had half a brain,” Eoric thought as a large metal-adorned combat boot pressed firmly against his back. He was melancholy to say the […]

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Recoded

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre night Space Dreams and Dystopia.  Please enjoy. I knew this would happen, sooner rather than later. We were all shopping so much, all the time, and for the same products: the same Heinz Ketchup, the same Charmin rolls, the same Tide detergent. […]

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StageFEST 2014: A Stage Manager's Prospective

StageFEST 2014: A Stage Manager’s Prospective

The reason I got into theater was the element of life it had that differed from any other source of entertainment.  Collaborating with live people to create a product that was so temporary and so special has always driven me to work in theater.  And although most of us outside of the creative world lump […]

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Join JCW @ StageFEST for the premier of Dissecting Lily

Join JCW @ StageFEST for the premier of Dissecting Lily

Dissecting Lily will be premiering at StageFEST in The Landmark Loew’s Theatre on Friday, March 21, at 8:15 pm and Saturday, March 22, at 4:45 pm. Dissecting Lily tells the story of Shane, a high school film geek, who is shocked and confused by the suicide of his classmate Lily. Her life seemed perfect–she got good […]

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The Temple Maiden: Carol Deminski’s Story

Jersey City Writers member Carol Deminski’s story The Temple Maiden has been published on the progressive literary website Gone Lawn. The Temple Maiden was  inspired by two real life events for Carol. “The first was a trip to Oaxaca Mexico, including Monte Alban where I saw and photographed a turquoise encrusted skull. The second event […]

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My Journey through NaNoWriMo

My Journey through NaNoWriMo

Normally my protagonists are the ones to embark on a journey, but last month I found myself exploring unfamiliar territory as I endeavored to complete NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a mountain that every writer should climb at least once. It tests your inner critic, your work ethic, and your creative energy. At […]

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Santa versus Dracula: the graphic novel

Santa versus Dracula: the graphic novel

Exciting news. Ed Power’s graphic novel Santa versus Dracula will be available in October.  Over the years, Santa has been taken on by a multitude of contenders. Maybe it’s because of the competition for worship during the month of December. Santa versus Jesus, Santa versus the Pumpkin King or Santa versus the Bogeyman are not […]

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Closet-Doors

The Closet Doors Is Racy

The Closet Doors is a short film script by Mike Raci Film Script Projects. The Closet Doors trailer centers around turmoil by tenants living in an apartment building when a handyman cuts one too many doors leading into a walk-in closet. Mike Raci (aka Mike Racioppo and Mike Racy) loves the artist community in Jersey […]

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