CHAPTER 1 NATE Had you shaken a snow globe, then flash-froze it, the action, though unmoving, would still be expressed. This was the appearance of Nate Jackson. His eyes welled with a horrid vision, his hands clenched something that wasn’t there, and his mouth stretched open cupping a moan that never emerged as his motionless body layContinue reading “CAUGHT IN PIE TOWN”


     “Mortem praeparare meum novum maximum cofectio!”Adolf Van De Groot bellows from the mezzanine above a gathering of chocolate makers in the grand hall of the Van De Groot Chocolaterie located in the heart of Brussels.       His commanding voice reverberates through the hallowed hall with the reverence of his great ancestors, “I haveContinue reading “THE FLAVORIST”

Mascotte (short story)

MASCOTTE The pitch and roll of the ship were magnified at the top-gallant of the mizzenmast where Allen Markum stood during the dogwatch. Aboard a schooner, the Ameritas, he proudly road the seas stargazed and stared beyond the foremast where the ship’s figurehead, a horrific sea monster named Mascotte, was sculpted into the prow. WithContinue reading “Mascotte (short story)”

The Scary Nary (A wicked rhyme)

Children never ventured into the Nary wood. They knew all too well and understood of the dangers that fell, and stories that were told, and retold again; old stories of now and then. # They were handed down by infinite numbers of older sisters and older brothers, of brood before and since brood began. YouContinue reading “The Scary Nary (A wicked rhyme)”