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…
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
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.