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Miss Truliner

Miss Truliner

(This story is based off of the characters from the 2013 film The Congress, written by Stanislaw…

Fortunatissimo

Fortunatissimo

The prospect of being an incubus would hardly strike most men as objectionable. To beguile women with…

Geezer Mary

Geezer Mary

Illustration by Marco A. Shatter Table of Contents Chapter 1: Geezer Mary Chapter 2: Thistle Geezer Mary…

Post-Marital Regret

Post-Marital Regret

Image Credit: http://hqwallbase.com/141109-sad-bride/ You’ll say I deserve to be alone, and I’ll agree wholeheartedly. He’d be better…

Beating a Dead Dog

Beating a Dead Dog

It’s been nearly a week now that the cartoon series Family Guy elected to kill off it’s…

Impersonally Yours

Impersonally Yours

It’s a cliché to voice one’s disappointment in the younger generation, I fully realize that. However, as I…

Elfman Live!

Elfman Live!

The photo may be a bit melodramatic, I admit, but for the first time in a very…

Veiled Truths

Veiled Truths

I confess to you that I haven’t an interesting enough life to harbour truly deep, dark secrets….

Human Drag

Human Drag

Tomorrow I start my new job as a living history professor with The Maritime Museum of San…

Mantalo

Mantalo

Foreword Chapter 1: Oublié Chapter 2: L’Hiver Chapter 3: Dust Gatherer I’d never quite understood the allure…

Chapter 14: The Ritratto

Chapter 14: The Ritratto

Scarafaggio’s throat was raw from screaming, his voice swallowed up by Luciano’s palm. With one hand, she…

Chapter 11: Luciano

Chapter 11: Luciano

Romagna: 1846 On his return to the rookery that evening, Scarafaggio’s step was enlivened with almost a…

Chapter 10: Hive

Chapter 10: Hive

Rimini: 1846 “Demoni.” Scarafaggio repeated the word again and again to himself upon his return home. “She…

Chapter 9: Demoni

Chapter 9: Demoni

As he returned home from the festivities of the evening, Scarafaggio felt a welling sick rise within…

Chapter 8: Chrysanthemums

Chapter 8: Chrysanthemums

Rimini 1846: My Nonnetto had become accustomed to the music of his daughter’s queries and many wonderings…

Chapter 7: Scarafaggio

Chapter 7: Scarafaggio

Rimini 1846 Though it may be a difficult concept for mankind to grasp, the majority of the…

Chapter 5: Azzurrina

Chapter 5: Azzurrina

 The tale of Azzurina has one foot in the realm of legends, the other tangled in the…

Chapter 4: Nonnetto

Chapter 4: Nonnetto

Adriatic Coast, Italian Peninsula ≈ 1799-1840: His name had been Francesco, though he’d never been satisfied to…

Chapter 3: Flossy

Chapter 3: Flossy

Georgia, United States 1927: “They gone Flossy?” Granny Flo called from the back room window. “Yes Ma’am.”…

Chapter 2: The Derelict

Chapter 2: The Derelict

Montreal, Quebec 1917: Magali’s father drew down strange shades over the windows. They were curious things woven…

Chapter 1: Aishe

Chapter 1: Aishe

Calabria, Italy 1907: Jacopo had been there the day that his Nana died. He’d seen the labored…

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