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Wingman

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. Brendan kept his wings politely folded behind him as he wheeled through the supermarket in his wheelchair. He swore that Carol, the produce lady, was always giving him a dirty look as […]

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Someone Got a Cape on Magnolia Ave?

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. Yasmin and I sit on the cracked steps of our building when Dexter comes out with his board and a piece of paper. “Hey, Dex,” I say. “Feeling better from that flu […]

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Villain Monologue

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.   Did you really think that you would catch me?  ME!? I saw by the look in your eyes that you did.   You really thought that you could. You with your […]

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John

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.   Dear Board for the Designation of Superpowers, I’m writing you, again, because I’m really, really annoyed.  You haven’t responded, so I’ll repeat it: I do not want to be a superhero. […]

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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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Derek Slash Stiles

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading. Please enjoy.   No one at school really knew about Derek and me.  We kept it quiet – some would call it keeping it on the down low.  Whatever, you call it.  We knew that our friends would […]

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Lady’s Man

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Steamy Summer Nights: An Erotic FanFiction Reading. Please enjoy. “It’s going to be incredible!” Said Donald, high on opium, methamphetamines, lysergic acid diethylamide, a six-pack of Miller lite, and cheap vodka, as he stumbled across the deck of his yacht – the SS Crassus – […]

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Everything I Need To Know About Life I Learned in Bars

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy.   Tavern.  Saloon.  Watering Hole.  Pub.  Dive.  Joint. Everything I need to know about life, I learned in bars.  Well, bars in popular culture. John Travolta’s Tony Manero character had dance moves triggering envy in men and sexual […]

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The Nightly News

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy. It is an except from an forthcoming memoir NJMF: Defiance and Survival in the Suburbs by Mark Sullivan.   “You know, I swear I don’t know what the hell it is you think you’re accomplishing going out there with […]

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Last Ride

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Blackout! A Night of Memoirs. Please enjoy.   We picked up the kid a couple miles south of Kansas City on 49, which used to be 71. We were the ride that taught him not to hitchhike. Lonny’s hands had shivered on the steering wheel […]

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