There’s a Special Section for Us

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Whispers of an Apparition: Literary Reading of Paranormal Fiction.  Please enjoy.   “Party of two?” the hostess asks while looking down at the seating layout on the podium.  My liaison gives a grateful nod as she leads us to a booth in […]

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New Religion

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Whispers of an Apparition: Literary Reading of Paranormal Fiction.  Please enjoy.   The demon made its home on the second floor of the house, so Molly stayed downstairs in the living room. Every few days, the demon had a new way to […]

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JCW Hosted an Afternoon of Paranormal Fiction

JCW Hosted an Afternoon of Paranormal Fiction

Last Saturday, Jersey City Writers (JCW) had its second genre reading “Whispers of an Apparition” an afternoon of paranormal fiction. It was splendid seeing so many enter Third and Vine in their sleek black clothing and dark scarves. I felt like I’d stepped into a scene from American Horror Story: Coven. Award-winning novelist Leanna Renee Hieber attended […]

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Submit It or Quit It – Short Stories

On April 30, Jersey City Writers (JCW) hosted a workshop on how to get your short story published. JCW’s own Carol Deminski provided detailed information on the steps she takes in order to get published. Immediately following her presentation was a panel discussion with two other writers, Nancy Mendez-Booth and Meg Merriet. The panel was hosted […]

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Ghosts of Memories Past

The following short story was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Whispers of an Apparition: Literary Reading of Paranormal Fiction.  Please enjoy.   “Where are we?” “Hopefully on the same path Suzie took the night she was killed Jake,” replied Ken. The two men had just stepped off of a road and were […]

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JCW Hosts Writing Events for Spring

JCW Hosts Writing Events for Spring

Jersey City Writers (JCW) plans to hosts a number of workshops and special events this spring. These events are designed to inspire writers in a fun and social setting to write and include the following: Whispers of an Apparition: Literary Reading of Paranormal Fiction Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Third & Vine, […]

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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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