Tag: death

  • Way to Heaven

    An excerpt from Death and the Dream by J.J.Brown, deliciously dark short stories for Halloween. It’s so unnaturally quiet inside the old wood shed. And dark. It’s so completely dark inside, even at midday, as if buried above ground. Spiders hang in front of webs so thick on the dirty windows that they form lace…

  • Halloween Writing Prompt: A Vampire Walks Into the ER

      This Halloween, why not tell – or write – a scary story? Writing Prompt A vampire walks into the emergency room… You take it from here. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with! If you’re looking for inspiration, please have a look at my interview with a real vampire (a person who consumes…

  • Winter Stalking Trees in NYC

    Winter Stalking white snow marks off black tree trunks walking stalking trees too move sharp stiff trees stare back at me taller damp and green blue moss hidden they watch my gray eyes with their hazel ones in silent decay

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and NYC Subway Exits

    If a person had the desire to save someone, like an angel who arrives and keeps a soul among the living just before the inevitable descent into eternal darkness or the journey to the place of light – they have only to travel the New York City subway at about 8:30 in the morning on…

  • Life and Death with Interruptions

    I had jury duty today in Brooklyn, New York, one of the interruptions of our usual lives most of us don’t look forward to at all. My friends told me to bring a book. Jose Saramago’s “Death with Interruptions”, a novel, was the one I brought into the courtroom waiting area.