Saturday, July 24, 2021

Alien Souls

November 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Real Demon in Bald Punk’s Bed–picture removed*) I gazed into the dark, not knowing who I was or what I was about to do. But something told me the object in my hand held the clues. I lifted it as if it weighed nothing and brought it close. I was surprised to see my dull eyes trapped inside its blood speckled surface. […]

Escape to New Jersey

October 26, 2014 by  
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Wildwood, NJ – Morey’s Piers – uncredited) I’m so pissed at Benny, “the cigar store Indian.” How dare he say to me, “know yourself… trust only yourself.” The bastard knows I don’t trust him, and instead of trying to reach out to me, he had to one-up me with those words—like he’s the better man. Screw […]

Of The Beast

September 13, 2014 by  
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(“Passage of the troops to Long Island” (actually to Gravesend, Bklyn) in 1776, NYPL digital collection) Gray clouds roiled over the darkened Brooklyn shoreline. Every few seconds sunburst colors flashed out through the clouds toward our sloop on the choppy Narrows. I couldn’t hear properly, but each colorful burst produced a thud in my chest. I knew it was cannon fire. The balls were surely raining down over Brooklyn. Aided […]

Vessels Of The Night

July 26, 2014 by  
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(Rossville Boatyard – Photo/shopped by Joe) It was a two mile walk from the party, until we came off the road across from a nightclub fronted by sleek cars and loud patrons. I followed Benny, “the cigar store Indian,” down through an abandoned cemetery and along a trail sided by cattails, toward the placid Arthur Kill. It was lit by the moon and stars and lights from […]

Baldie On The Barbie

(Blazing Star Burial Ground, S.I.N.Y. – Photo by Joe) This is a dream. Until it’s not a dream. Who can tell… – The pizza and Chinese delivery guys(aka num and nuts) piloted our SUV through Staten Island to the Memorial Day BBQ. I held hands with lady friend(LF) in the back seat. She chatted ceaselessly with num and nuts, […]

Those Eyes

(Dog Scoping Shit Out, S.I.N.Y. – Photo by Joe/Gimped) It just doesn’t stop staring at me. And it’s looking at me like I’m a fire-breathing, three-headed Mega-Godzilla. But I deserve it. I really do deserve it… ~ I don’t deserve the batty gazes from the pizza and Chinese delivery guys(aka num and nuts). But it’s Memorial Day weekend and nothing’s […]

Hurricane Sandy

November 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Photos, Staten Island

(Photos by Joe) Look closely at the above photo and you can see the height the water rose to on the brickwork. This house is on a section of a street that is about three to four feet higher than other sections of the neighborhood. All of these photos are from Midland Beach in Staten Island, except […]

Hurricane Sandy – Staten Island

November 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Photos, Staten Island

(Photos by Dave) My brother took these photos. All are from either Midland Beach or South Beach in Staten Island. They were taken about five days after the hurricane first hit. Click here to see more Hurricane Sandy pics.   Here are my STORIES and info on my Novels

Coney Island Creek and Sea Gate

August 10, 2012 by  
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(Coney Island Creek, Gravesend Bay, and Verrazano Bridge – Photos by Joe) Wow! My first photo post in over two years… I drove out to Coney Island two weeks ago to get some pics and a feel for the place. I’m working on the below story post, which is set in Coney Island in the year 1854. […]

Off to Coney – Spring 1854

July 4, 2012 by  
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(Panorama of NY Harbor, 1854 – The Narrows running between Staten Island on the left and Brooklyn) “Body NOT identified at Coney Island“ *ANOTHER INQUEST AT CONEY ISLAND – Coroner B. Donly was called on Thursday afternoon to hold an inquest on the body of an unknown man, that was found floating near Coney Island Point, […]

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