Spooksville - A short story. Ronald Petrie never understood the shock demonstrated by black folks when he never reacted to his name. He had seen the Dick Van Dyke Show in reruns, the show having run during his father's generation. Download full story.
My family and friends call me Two Minutes. You read right, Two Minutes. The name stuck since age four, perhaps five. Download full story.
Kayla - A Short Story. The first sign of a problem was a light situated to the right of the speedometer, shaped like a thunder-bolt, yellowish-orange, blinking slowly.. Download full story.
The Day No One Laughed - A Short Story. Installment 3 in the continuing saga of our favorite comic, Jamaal Wedgeable; a short story which explores the work, misery, sorrow and pain of a working comic. Download full story.
The Day Gossip Died - A Short Story. “There is no book on life, sometimes we get it right, other times not." Download full story.
Dreamland - A Short Story - is appropriately titled. The short story is the byproduct of the author's dream; well one of his dreams. However, the time spent on dissecting and translating that dreamt took considerably more time than the dream itself. Download full story.
Mary Patricia, Mary Patricia is the author’s first attempt at applying his years of observation of the law’s tentacles in a short story context. Or stated another way – how the bewildering and entangling web oft-times grabs even the best intentioned of us. Download full story.
This piece is the non-fiction version of the story, except Billy Paul didn’t bless us with his presence and I’m sure Dolores Huerta was busy convincing others “they could” … or better stated, ‘Yes we can.”.Download full story.
Sometimes our isolation is our own, other times imposed. I Have Never Been to IHOP - a short story explores what "I have never been to I-Hop" actually means. Download full story.
Jamaal Wedgeable was introduced in Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex, Henry Louis Gates, et al., New York University Press, 1996, The First Amendment and the Art of Storytelling. “Me No Want” witnesses Wedgeable’s invective reaction to a proposed new game show to be written and hosted by Wedgeable – forever the comic. Download full story.