My Father’s Ashes (Fiction)

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here.” –Dante (Inferno) My father was a gentle, kind man and yet like the great tragic play, Othello, my father like Othello had this great and passionate love for mother. My father like Othello could do the unimaginable, even kill for. My father’s story is a fascinating story that…

HE WANTED ME TO MEET HIS WIFE!

“The die is cast. Exclamation of Julius Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon.” –Gaius Suetonious (Roman historian) FICTION. When Susan picked me up from Hearts Field Jackson International Airport, my eyes filled with tears and I tried not to blink. After a few moments of silence my wife Susan asked me what was the matter;…

ELEVEN FOURTEEN By BABYLON

FICTION It was November 14th, a cold winter in Chicago and the snow was coming down like confetti, I answered an ad in the newspaper. The interview would take place in downtown Chicago in the very heart of the city. The address for my job interview was 1114 Lake Shore Drive. I hadn’t been downtown…

SLEEP *

“O sleep, most gentle of divinities, peace of the soul, thou at whose presence care disappears, who soothest hearts wearied and then makes them strong again.” –Ovid (Roman Poet) SLEEP: Sleep is as crucial to our survival as food, water and the very air we breathe. After one night without sleep we become unhinged. After…

Madame Ho’s Nails ( Fiction)

“Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I ‘m tired.” –Mae West (Hollywood Hoe) I don’t like people who gossip, I really don’t like them at all because far too often they get the story all wrong. I am security system installer and recently I was hired by a…