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Guess Who

To live is to die and to die is to live; no truer words have been spoken. I, but not you, know what mask I own. Perchance, you may figure in the cour...

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Sleep Will Banish Sorrow

by Allen KoppThe time was between ten and eleven and traffic was light. An occasional car went by, slowly, its lights reflected in wavering bars on...

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The Traditional Sacrifice

I never knew my mother. She left when I was very young. My family told me stories about her, they told me she loved me, but they would not tell my wh...

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Strange Visitor

As always when he got back from the hospital Henry stood on the doorstep trying and failing to find the right key.The house was familiar, had been ho...

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Rule Number Two

“Look, you can work me over as much as you like, but you won’t get what you’re lookin for. I run a tight business and I have rules. Rule number one,...

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You're Fired

I remember getting the call at home. The Lieutenant said, in his Irish brogue: “Jesus, Joseph and Mary, What’s this job coming to, Frankie, you got m...

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Corner of River and Rain

From the bird's eye view, above the old tenement rooftops down to what's left of Hell's Kitchen, through the spinning rain that flipped between c...

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The Three Dolls

“Maaaammy” “Maaaammy” “Maaaammy”...the woman jolted awake and noticed the sun was going down. Three days before Halloween. The car rumbled on… more a...

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This is me: home-writer, book-reader, dog-lover and occasional poet. I make this website to share my and my friends texts with You, dear Reader. Please: read carefully, don't be scary, upgrade your mood and be king and leave your comment. :)