Patty’s Diner

Martin opens the door first door allowing Erica to exit the cold night air. She returns the favor with the second. Dressed for the Met Gala, arm in arm they approach the hostess’ stand. A young brunette too perky for 3:00 AM greets them, “Hello, and welcome to Patty’s Diner. Would you like a boothContinue reading “Patty’s Diner”

Walks with Morgan – Stephanie

Zipping up her hoodie as a breeze over the East River picks up. Walking along the wooden pedestrian path of the Brooklyn Bridge with mascara running down her face, Stephanie smudges her face with her sleeve. Her home a twenty-four-minute stroll behind her she marches on. The warm summer air cooled by the water below,Continue reading “Walks with Morgan – Stephanie”

The Dime

“I’m telling you, Paul, I can hit a dime from 500 meters. Right down the middle,” Dave boasted through his coms while he put his gun together. “Yeah, we’ll see Dave. I glued on the window. Hopefully, it’ll still be there,” Paul said sitting in his car in front of the targets’ building. “Thousand bucksContinue reading “The Dime”

Walks With Morgan – Michael

The car stops. The engine then lights shut off. The black Audi’s door rises. His well-polished shoes hit the slush he shuts the door. Michael’s steps carry him north, he left the car unlocked. He walks along the path away from Lake Shore Drive. The wind cut through his pants though he hardly noticed. MyContinue reading “Walks With Morgan – Michael”

Come On, Let’s Dance

Reunion weekend has begun in spectacular fashion. Social lubricants are being shared. Friendships almost forgotten, are being rekindled. “Hey, I’m gonna grab another drink some dirty air,” Derek says trying to get out of the conversation. “Dirty Air?” Tim questions. Miming smoking, “A cigarette, or better yet weed if I can find it,” Says DContinue reading “Come On, Let’s Dance”

Fly

“I wanna fly one day,” said Jimmy watching his stone skip out across Blue Lake. “What do you mean?” asked Marvin his little brother. “I mean one day I’m just gonna take off a fly! You know like a bird. No! Like Super Man!” Running with his hands in the air Jimmy continues, “Like this!”Continue reading “Fly”

The Box

“Why are you like this?” Tony asked his sister after walking through the door as she tore the cushions off the couch. “God Damnit Tony!” Tanya says throwing the final pillow at his head. “Where is it?” “Where is what?” he asks blocking the pillow with his hands. “The money and diamonds you nitwit!” sheContinue reading “The Box”

The Apple

“Today has been a good day,” Todd said to Karen who sat at the break room table engrossed in whatever was on her phone. “What are you talking about? Ten people just got fired,” said Janine from the sink as she rinsed her coffee cup. “Aren’t you worried that you’ll get fired?” Todd laughed, grabbedContinue reading “The Apple”