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Sagittarius (Nov 22,- Dec 21) “Telling the truth is a ruthless act.” –John Updike My father was a Sagittarius and he never lied to me, he never struck me or hit me my entire life. We understood each other so well and he was my best friend my whole life until he passed on. A…

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…

My Father’s Suicide?

“There was the door I found no key, there was the veil through which I might not see.” –Omar Khayyam FICTION By Charles Micheaux **************************** Suicide is always out of season and often executed for a very poor reason, my father’s suicide may in fact be the exception to the rule. Three weeks ago my…

#meetoo: One, Two, Three, Too Many…

“They called me a liar, a whore and even accused me of making all this up to get attention…well, who do they believe now, Larry?” –Jamie Dantzscher 2000 Olympic bronze winner speaking at Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing. A woman writer friend of mine named BABYLON wrote a genius short story about the sexual violation of…