Friday, March 24, 2017

Silence

September 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Bennett House in Richmond Town – *Photo/photoshopped by Joe) I walked past clapboard homes and leafy gardens. The smell of grilling meats and fresh baked bread was in the air. I slipped a hand inside my waistcoat, moving it over my rumbling stomach as I came to Chuck A. Luck’s two-story eating house. I winced up at the partly sunny […]

To Kill A Demon

August 26, 2012 by  
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(Photoshopped picture by Joe – See below for credit/original) I woke to the pounding of a drum and the surf lapping breathily upon the shore. Head resting on my forearms, I was face down in the sand. I looked up. A cool breeze chilled my sunburned face. I could just hear drumming and the melodies of the brass band that had played […]

Skin

August 12, 2012 by  
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(Prostitutes, circa 1850 by Constantin Guys) This blog is about me and my past life. I’m not going to keep letting the pizza and Chinese delivery guys(aka num and nuts–or null and void when I’m really mad at them–like I am now) get their two greasy pennies in… Lady friend just told me that the […]

The Ghost Dimension

August 1, 2012 by  
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(Sea Gate(formerly Coney Island Point), NY Bay, and Staten Island – Photo by Joe) The silvery light of the moon and stars filtered through a veil of clouds moving over Coney Island from the Atlantic. Our way was clearly lit along the white sand beach on the Gravesend Bay side of the peninsula. The bay was soon behind us, and we trudged alongside a broad inlet that separated […]

Chuck A. Luck

July 15, 2012 by  
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(“Fire Island Beach” by Sanford Robinson Gifford of the Hudson River School – b.1823 – d.1880) “Chuck-a-luck, also known as birdcage, is a game of chance played with three dice… on average, even if the dice are not loaded, the players are expected to lose more than they win.” – from Wikipedia. – Gabe the […]