Poem of Publick Occurrence : The Tanglewood

The Tanglewood It sets in that the summer’s over Upon the nearing of October With the scents of pumpkin pie Thank god this day I searched for good For I may have passed this Tanglewood In fear that loss of warmth would make me cry If all across this spacious earth If seasons had their…

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – Act I ; scene i

Act I Scene 1: Thanksgiving 2003 Setting: The Dukeshire’s Diningroom ARLENE is almost ready to host Thanksgiving dinner. Her  attractive dining room of her upper-middle class home dons a table at center-stage which is gorgeously set for the holiday.  Off-stage right is her husband ED. He is relaxing  in the basement den. ARLENE overcome with…

This is more flash fiction coming at you from the Port of Bath. A radio station, a nice and easy one located in Maine. The easy breezy coast of Maine, it was indiencetally the first town ever started in the Bay State, the first state of disrepair, no wait, the first town in the Commonwealth…

Novel Version: Chapter 2 of That Elephant In the Room

Chapter 2: -That Pink Elephant in the Room, Pink Everywhere On the weekend following Columbus Day weekend, Will’s cousin Lauren, and Will’s older brother Eddie’s girlfriend Beth had plans to partake in a 5k race to benefit breast cancer awareness. The race’s starting line was at the harbor of South Boston, at Carson’s Beach bathhouse….

Novel Version: Chapter One: That Elephant in the Room

CHAPTER ONE: The Smells of October of 2008 Will was sound asleep, and naked under the sheets. Melissa lay awake beside him in his bed, unclothed as well. She found herself staring at the ceiling, frustrated with herself. Just hours ago, she and Will had some great drunken sex, for quite some time, in fact,…

The Ghosts of Crude Saloons

CHAPTER ONE: A quick ride halfway across the country Ryan Tenney wasn’t afraid of the ghosts that haunted the bars he frequented in the Westport district of Kansas City. He was afraid of the fact that, one day, he’d become one of them. Ryan first arrived in Kansas City, in August of 2014. Getting there…

Delivering Lines

                Chapter One: The Harbormaster and his wife Most people who are uneducated, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re dumb. Most people who are dumb, by and large, are also uneducated. Van Rumney was just dumb. Dumb as plum pits. But well educated, unfortunately. What I have to tell…