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THE PAIN

January 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

THE PAIN

(My grammar school photo) “Just hit the fecking thing,” Jack Jefferies had said. “But you have to break the bone. Skull’s the best spot. That’s all a man has to do and he’s golden.” I looked down at the diabolical weapon in my grasp that Jack had been showing me how to use. It was a wooden stave with […]

Into Darkness – Christmas Day, 1853

January 1, 2012 by  
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Into Darkness – Christmas Day, 1853

   (View of Brooklyn Heights, 1849 – from digital New York Public Library) You had to be there before nightfall. These ships always came in the middle of the night, and they wanted you there earlier to wait. They wanted to watch you and the others… – Miller’s Landing was a rickety old wharf on the […]