Jamal is our only witness – Fiction

“God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.” –John Aughey CHICAGO TRIBUNE ‘Nearing 400 Killings in Chicago’ At least six people were killed this weekend in the city of Chicago; two people were shot and killed on Sunday in Park Manor on the South Side. ***************************************************************************************** Cook County Hospital…

Barbershop Conspiracy -Fiction

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” –William Shakespeare Explicit language is used in the telling of this story. Some language maybe objectionable to some readers. The action takes place in a barbershop in the city of Baltimore. The final days of a mean and bitter winter still clung in…

BLIND CONFESSION – Fiction

“There was the door which I found no key, there was the veil through which I might not see.” –Omar Khayyam Holy Trinity Church Warsaw, Poland “Confession” Priest: How long since your last confession? Russian Man: never have I made confession. Priest: And why have you never confessed? Russian Man: I am Russian and most…

Straight — no chaser – Fiction

“A bachelor is a souvenir of some woman who found a better one at the last minute.” –Mae West–Hollywood Sex Diva In retrospect I wish I’d taken a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The movie business in America is one of constant manipulation and seduction. Movie directors hold all the cards over actors and…

DARK HORSE ONE – Fiction

“When a man has given his best what else is there?” –General George S. Patton -U.S. Army You ever been in the Service? The military is what I’m asking? No. You ain’t never thought about it? Well, I’m a Veteran; I fought over there in Viet Nam. There were many a good man died back…

THE SIREN WAS FOR ME – Fiction

“And I only am escaped alone to tell thee.” –Job 1:16 All morning long I had this uneasy feeling and I felt sick to my stomach. I sat quietly in the confession booth waiting for that broken heart and torn soul to come to me and confess their sins, pains and sorrows. Dred and a…

A LONG ROAD HOME – Fiction

“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” –John Steinbeck I will never forget my daddy’s expression when I came home that morning. I never told what happened to me that night; only my daddy knew. It was June 6th 1960 and I’d taken my sweetheart, Norma Jean to the drive-in movies in…