Blond had the look of a man ready to surf to Hawaii from the Southern tip of Australia. He was so angry that Delemo had to empty a bucket of seawater on him several times, to cool him down. Yet, as he told Clarity, over dinner at the girls´ guest house, he knew that he had simply lost access to his money in Cayman Islands to Buddha Talk, and…Continue
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The burden they carry results in a natural attraction to each other. At times they flutter and mingle together as they once might have done before the Purge… if they were truly birds. Drawn together, but smart enough to stay separated.
Beneath kaleidoscope panes of martyrs and saints, Lucinda sat with her mother and grandparents. Waiting for midnight mass to begin, she studied a sculpture of Mary holding Jesus- a mother and her sacrifice. A bundle of candles made its way down the aisle, and she took a taper. When the priest solemnly proceeded to the front from the entrance, with altar boys and a deacon trailing behind, the congregation welcomed him with light.
Eying Lucinda critically, her grandmother whispered,…Continue
By Forest Greene
Christie Claus, daughter of Xmas Inc.* founder, chairman and CEO Santa Claus, called an unexpected news conference today in Hong Kong to announce the company's plan to move its global headquarters to China in 2015. Most of Xmas Inc’s far-flung manufacturing operations, including its toy division, are already located in southern China, where the average hourly wage is about 75¢.…Continue
Lost Then Found (A Christmas Story)
It was his seventy-ninth Christmas Eve morning. He looked out his first floor apartment at the temperature gauge he had screwed to the window sill in late July. Making a few circles on the glass with the side of his hand to get through the…Continue
The Street Choir (A Christmas Story)
I have always thought of myself to be a kind and compassionate man. Especially if the circumstances are as such, that I am allowed to help someone…Continue
No explanation was possible. Not even if she’d been standing on the cathedral floor before them could Sister Marie Sebastian have explained what she was doing, floating up here at the level of the cathedral’s clerestory windows in one of the stiff little arm chairs from her…Continue
The teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness debuted on Thursday and the Internet was abuzz. It had a…Continue
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Clarity turned backwards and let Taimi zip her diving neoprene wetsuit, preventing Blond to cut his hands too deeply on her lower back. She was excited to take her first diving class in order to get the Padi diving license. She saw Buddha Talk tilt his head towards the right ear of Flower, dangerously tipping the bench inside the diving shop, and…Continue
Over at Netflix, in their Foreign Film category, nestled like a small jewel between the better known, flashier favorites so many have come to admire, is a film I cannot get out of my thoughts. Based on Muriel Barbery's novel, The Elegance of…Continue
If you missed my interview with bestselling novelist Loretta Chase in the supplement of Wednesday's New York Daily News, here it is.
Added by Nick Leshi on November 29, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments
I have decided to revert back to my primordial madness which stems from my lack of understanding of anything relevant except to myself and the few imaginary friends I have gathered about.
The bus stops here, there, and down the street, picking up vagrants, the unwashed masses of ignored society, the sleepers, the dreamers, the American soul lost in a sea of acidic backwash from industrial giants.
I sat in the back, my hands in my lap.
I was singing inside my…Continue
I have been writing a book for what seems like half of my adult life. The hardest part has been revising just as other writers warned me. I doubted it at first, especially when struggling to master dialogue and tense symmetry. I have sent my book out twice and instead of a ticker tape parade, I received big fat no thank yous that varied from the apologetic to the terse. A bit crestfallen, I put my book Mermaid away periodically to live life and gather strength to work on…Continue