The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we’re about to read could be our journey.  A journey that is not without irony.  I submit for your review, John Michael Jones.  A father of two and a devoted husband.  He’s a guy of average intellect and an above average […]

The day was October, the fifth. The air was crisp and cool. A slight chill sat uncomfortably on the wind, snaking its way around my neck and ears. The windows of the houses were dressed in cotton weave cobwebs and witches hats, while plastic spiders crawled over the sashes. The yards were filled with rows […]

Shimmy, shimmy ya. Shimmy yeah. Shimmy hey. Honey had the maracas bumping against her hips and ass, hypnotically, while the bass guitar scaled the stairs. My eyes followed the lacquered sheen shining off the bourbon chocolate of her muscled thighs. She danced under the club lights that hung just above the wooden rails leading up […]

We find ourselves sitting in the waning hours of dusk, speaking softly and optimistically to comfort ourselves.  “Things will be okay, things will be alright.” Rocking back and forth on the front porch, we angle our chairs toward the west to get a view of the setting sun as our hearts fill with dread.  As […]

I shook my head from side to side, while sitting with my eyes closed.  Pressing my lips together, rolling the decision over in my mind, I pondered.  I pondered the melody of the song that was playing about as much as the words Billie sang this evening.  But, oh, how I loved the mischief in her […]

The Sun’s light shown through the windows and doors of the all white room.  The all white curtains stood sentry at the windows, motionless and at attention.  She sat at the piano between two, all white columns. Her wrists, in staccato movements, struck the keys with angled elbows, while her fingers, deliciously, devoured each note. […]

The pride, tentatively, walked to the water’s edge to lap up a cool drink on a hot night.  Breaking the calm, water thrashed about, reaching forward, pushed by the violence, the spray lashed out in all directions.  Each animal instinctively reacted, as taut muscles sprung each escape.  Missing it’s mark, the waters gathered back over the croc as […]

One day, I stood in my kitchen and stared out the window, onto the view of a pasture across the way.  I thought about what type of man I would become, the pathway I would follow, once I am old.  I contemplated the style of dress I might wear – the direction I might comb […]

He came in swinging wildly.  I ducked the first punch and side-stepped the second.  The bare knuckle of his hammer found it’s mark on the third swing, right into my ribs. A gasp of air escaped my lungs. All sides of the box were lined with faces, packed side by side, three and four rows deep, […]