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A Nether Fruit

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy. Dark robed Hades, keeper of those who passed into the nether, sat still upon his ebony throne. Above, though layers of earth, a flower among flowers gathered crocuses, irises, roses, lilies, hyacinths and yellow narcissus to her breast, […]

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Morning Sonnet

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy. A sonnet he recites while soaping up: the meter scrapes his mind clear of debris. The rhyme is coffee steaming in his cup. The woman changes his topography. The softness of his robe recalls her flesh. He fingers […]

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UNDER THE SEA

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy.   I met ML at a Disney double feature at the Uptown Theater. Snow White and The Little Mermaid played on the big screen. We had sat in the balcony, trying to escape the hordes of children on […]

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A Missing Part!

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy.   Lucinda was terrified; she realized she had made a mistake, an awful mistake- Walking in the deserted Zone. She knew it was risky- The Warning signs, signed by the Leader, made that clear. So, now she was […]

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The Secret Life of a Librarian

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – 800 Dirty Words. Please enjoy. Lauren had been the children’s librarian at the Five Corners Branch for the past three years. Not only did she organize the preschool story hour once a week, she was also in charge of the book club for […]

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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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