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Bad Wishes:: Another Tall Tale

For most of her eighteen summers, Prudence wore her loneliness like a second skin. Binding her long face tightly in a permanent frown, slouching her shoulders into a sloped curve, moving stiffly, as if every breath and step would pull her apart. Third...

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Fantasy Sex in the Age of HBO

Reading a good book can do several mysterious things; things we are unaware of for the most part. It can stir the imagination from its electronic- age stupor; forcing it like a muscle, to pick up and lift weighty thoughts and ideas. It pokes holes in...

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It's Utopia, Baby!!

"Oh, don't get me wrong sweet cakes. This Utopia place, sounds like some kinda Ocean City fun park! I mean with all that perfect harmony stuff you're talking about." Franky stopped speaking and she was relieved. He had cultivated a life-long New Jersey...

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Pretending Is Good For You!

All of my life, I have been a daydreamer. I find no inspiration from the nocturnal variety of dreaming; mostly they're forgotten and reduced to snippets in any case. I might have been scared witless and awaken with a sudden jolt, but within seconds, the...

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Time to Consider Father

He enters silently, leaving no trace of his having touched me while I slept. He is without conscience in the damage he inflicts his only concern is marking me, the next day, next month, next year. Marked with the passage of his unseen, withered hand I...

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The First Mate-Match

"It's no matter, my pet. One day you'll find yourself besieged with offers of marriage. A dear girl like you, with a heart as big as the sky above! Here, have another cake, love." Her mother's answer to any challenge in life was a sweetie of some sort....

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Time Enough To Die, by Francesca Quarto

His lawyer, Gracie McFarland, stepped away from the bench with a graceful pivot. Her client heaved a deep sigh, knowing she had been successful in getting a key piece of evidence thrown out. The state's attorney, a woman with impeccable grooming and style...

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Book Signing Junkie!

I admit it: I love Book Signings! Sitting behind a table with my books spread out around me, gives me a feeling of satisfaction. Meeting folks that love to read, and I feel like one big smile! It makes no difference what genre a reader prefers; when they...

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