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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 Horror of Love — Call for Stories

JCW is accepting submissions for our next literary reading of romantic stories with a horror twist. Make it scary, make it romantic, make it paranormal or gothic. Selected works will be read at our Horror of Love literary event and published on our website. Flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, monologues, dialogue-only scripts, lyrics, epistolary fiction […]

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Double Take

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy.   Detective Sloan could read a crime scene like a cheap paperback.  Some scenes were a comedy of errors. Criminals — too stupid to live — getting themselves killed while committing robberies. Others […]

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The Case of the Man on the Wrong Damn Side

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy.   I had a guy on the Lower East Side that owned a Jewish bakery. One day he puts a tray of his signature giant macaroons in the front window while two sisters […]

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The Lost Dream

The following piece was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event – Noir: A Celebration of Detective Fiction. Please enjoy. It started out as an ordinary, promising to-be-easy night for the two detectives. But Harold and his partner, Dillard knew better. In their line of work there were no easy nights. They didn’t […]

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