Times

Billiard Hall had been the edifice of infamous drifters and hustlers since the Black Cabaret burned to the ground back in ‘65. Since then, Sarg’s Billiard Hall had seen… More

The Gimme

Beer to bourbon to scotch. Dad always said that it was a natural progression. A lot of things are like that. I look at him now with scotch in… More

No Pain

“They who go - feel not the pain of parting; it is they who stay behind that suffer.”--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Michael Angelo”My eyes shot open and I instinctively braced myself for… More

If This Is Serious, Why Am I Laughing?

CAST OF CHARACTERS INDIO...PUERTO RICAN MALE, 25—30, HAS SLIGHT ACCENT, SHORT AND THIN, BEARDBLACK...BLACK MALE, 20, TALL AND MUSCULAR, VERY PHYSICALWHITE...WHITE MALE, 35-40, MEDIUM HEIGHT, GOING BALDGUARD...WHITE FEMALE, 22-24,… More

The Role of the Droll Troll

Once upon a time, in the Land of Continuity, there lived a monster of sorts. All the people indigenous to this kingdom knew this alleged creature of the underworld… More

The Well

“To lust,” he said, saluting me. His fingers trembled as he lifted the paper cups to his lips. Some of the water trickled down his chin.“Ah, lust,” I said,… More

Of Cold Places

Of Cold PlacesI used to keep a list of foreign prisons:Lubyanka in Moscow, Portolova in SpainCalifornia's Terminal Island,exotic names of cold places.I thought: one day I'll make a poemlisting… More