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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chapter 3 Lex Luthor

“Hey, Luthor, hurry up with the iced latte, would you? It’s not rocket science, it’s a coffee drink.”  Luthor pushed the glasses back up on his nose, and glared as hard as he could at the kid who’d just snapped at him.  The thickness of the lenses in his glasses were cleverly hidden by the [...]

Chapter 2 The Canyons of Manhattan Part 2

Martin and Frankie talked about other things for a while, then came around to talk about the beating again.  Frankie explained how he had laid there for a while that night after he took his beating,  laid there with his face on the pavement.  He could see those little bits of glass shining like diamonds [...]

Chapter 2 – The Canyons of Manhattan Part 1

The first thing Frankie saw when he woke up were the shadows of dead bugs in the thin, yellowing frosted glass light fixture directly above him.  The light bulb was still burning, and he was still wearing his jeans.  He knew that it was morning, because there was still a lingering biting chill swirling in [...]

Chapter 1 – Reunions Part 2

Timothy looked at the clock, it was well past three a.m., and he could feel morning starting on its way; it was getting late and the hours were zipping by him.  He sat up on the side of his bed and grabbed the smokes off the nightstand, shook one of cab driver’s cigarettes out of [...]

Chapter 1 – Reunions Part 1:

The silence was a little awkward the first couple of blocks as they walked out into the crisp fall Manhattan evening, out of the warmth and the rich aromas of fresh baked biscotti and espresso, and away from the last real honest-to-goodness family-owned Italian cafe on Bleeker Street.  Frank and Timothy started talking about how [...]

Chapter One – “Reunions” Commentary

You can download the original draft of Chapter One here:    {filelink=4}  or on the download page. There was a period of time when I lived in NYC during the mid-1980′s and early 1990′s that a lot of people I knew were going to rehab at a resident rehab center in Minnesota called Hazelden; one [...]

Fingerprints on the Edge

I’ve been struggling with the idea of writing a novel for quite some time – literally struggling, not toying with the idea. I had several pieces sitting in a folder on my hard drive that I’ve gathered though the years; ideas that have started, run a bit and smoldered out, leaving a few charred remains [...]


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