A KIND OF BIRD WITH NO LEGS

“There’s a kind of bird that don’t have any legs, so it’s gotta spend it’s whole life on the wing in the air, I seen one once.” –Tennessee Williams (Orpheus Descending) Good writers tell wonderful stories, they are also highly intelligent people and they make you see the world through a much better lens. I…

CONFESSION of the PREACHER’S WIFE

“I stand before my highest mountain, and before my longest journey and therefore, must I descend deeper than I ever descended before.” –Nietzsche FICTION: By Charles Micheaux A Catholic Church in Atlanta Father: How long since your last confession? Woman: I, I’ve never gone to confession before today. Father: I see, tell me, what troubles…

Bombing-ham: MLK’S Letter from Birmingham Jail -Revisited

“Birmingham is probably the most throrougly segregated city in the United States. Its ugly record of brutality is widely known. There have been more unsolved bombings of Negro homes and churches in Birmingham than any other city in the nation.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 16, 1963 (Letter from Birmingham Jail) This letter, this…

A soft knock at the door…

“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” –John Steinbeck FICTION By Charles Micheaux Vieux Carre’ Hotel New Orleans, LA Everyone was celebrating in the streets and on the balconies of hotels and motels in the great city of New Orleans and it was the night before Madi Gras and Henry found himself…

The Crucible: The Actor’s Life

“Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, but use all gently, for in the torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire a temperance that may give it smoothness.” –Hamlet Act 3. Scene 2 Hamlet (William Shakespeare) had it right, never openly display your pain…

The Gothic Chamber

“I spy the Gothic knocker, I lift the ring through the gargoyles nose.” –BABYLON (irunbabylon@twitter.com) Sensual Fiction By Charles Micheaux Teatro dell Opera di Roma Rome Italy Present day I met her at the intermission during Puccini’s masterpiece opera, La Boheme. She had come to the opera alone and so had I. She had an…

Suicide the greater Blasphemy

“There is but one truly philosophical problem and that is suicide.” –Albert Camus Recently we were shocked again to learn that suicide the act which is always out of season has claimed yet two more victims of the national spotlight. The beloved Kate Spade and the well respected world traveling chef, Anthony Bourdain. The question…