You’re the One

Another creepy Ripper tale… The day after the murder, everyone was talking about Jack the Ripper. For a brief few months, a keen sense of anticipation crept into the conversations of people traversing the East End, lending a renewed appreciation of the small, brutal shortness of life. There’s nothing so diverting as rumors of a […]

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Samhain, My Kind of Holiday

I’ve never celebrated back to school or football season. For me, September is Hallow-eve and Samhain (sow-win) is an entire magically witchy season (the other 3 seasons & wheel turnings are all related). By the first week in October, my blood is ½ pumpkin spice, ½ Bloody Mary mix with bobbing olive eye balls. My […]

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Dock of the Bloody Day

Killer Nashville mock crime scene 2019 “How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?” Leonard Cohen There are days when the best I can manage is to stare into the void and flick a middle finger at it. The words are always there; it’s just a matter of rearranging the letters […]

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A Cigarette

In researching one of my novels, An Act of Ambition, about a suicide–or was it murder?–in the Florida Keys, I found the quotes below by Cesar Pavase, Italian author, poet, and translater. He committed suicide following the dissolution of a love affair and figures in my novel. My short story and poem frag resulted… From […]

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