Originally written in April 2020, this short story has been slightly revised.

Time: April 2020

Tad was a wild and reckless kid. We’ve known each other since middle school, hanging out many afternoons when we cut classes: smoking pot, drinking, and picking up girls. They were good times until we’d…

More than any other war, Vietnam had a soundtrack. It didn’t start with Apocalypse Now or any other Hollywood production. It began with the soldiers who brought the music with them. For the men and women like me (1) who served in Vietnam, music was a link to home. It…

Halloween is only days away so I thought I would list five of my favorite horror novels.

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Who better to start off with than Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. I know, his best works are short stories, but that is a mere technicality. There is not much I can say about…

Arsenic and Old Lace is the story of two sweet and charming elderly sisters who happen to be mass murderers. It’s a delightfully hysterical farcical comedy with macabre overtones and perfect for this time of the year and especially on Halloween.

Based on Joseph Kesselring’s Broadway smash hit play, which…

The first time it happened, Robert Goodis thought it was a sick joke from someone. Most likely Larry Simon, a co-worker with a wicked sense of humor, and always willing to show it off. When confronted, Larry denied it, of course. He swore up and down it was not him…

Back in the Fall of 2018, my wife and I went on a photo tour to the Delmarva Peninsula with photographer John Slonina. The five-day trip included various stops at wildlife nature reserves along the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia coastline where we would find and photograph birds and other wildlife…

For many young boys and girls, their first innocent crush is on a schoolteacher. I was no different except my crush was on the Hal Roach Studios celluloid princess, Miss Crabtree. Miss Crabtree was portrayed by actress June Marlowe, a former model whose acting career began in silent films. In…

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