Sunday, July 25, 2021

Waiting for Worlds to Collide

July 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Fiction, Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(A cat on Christopher Street sidewalk, Photo by Joe) The sickness has come again… I’m in an apartment that my boss owns in Queens. On top of my head is a pool of sweat. I dip my fingers into it and paw at my damp face. My eyes shift suspiciously to the 36″ TV, then to the various objects in the adjoining rooms. The table in […]

A Trickle of Blood

June 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Vampire teeth, uncredited – Photoshopped by Joe) Forget that last post. I am not a vampire. I have never been a vampire. A trickle of demon blood on my lips made me sick. It was from the demon runt I killed at the house on the river’s edge. Benny, “the cigar store Indian” told me […]

I Am The Night

June 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Tonic East sports bar, Manhattan(original below), Photos/Photo art by Joe) That night, the darkness was disguised as light, and my kiss—was the kiss of death. While the blonde wanted my kisses, as much as I wanted to give them. She was caught in the “fantastic lie” of the light that shined brightest inside me… It was a Friday night and my […]


May 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(“The Hall” – Photos by Joe) The earliest signs of the change began in an apartment building in Bushwick. I was there with three co-workers, Nester, Edwin, and Kevin–to clean out the basement. Along with piles of junk strewn across the floor, we had to discard the ruined plywood flooring that was laid over two-by-fours and dirt. The […]