Category Archives: short story

The Actor

Richard’s phone rang, disturbing the tranquility of a quiet Saturday afternoon in small town California. Rarely did his phone ring since he returned to his home town. He had been gone for three years studying law at faraway Duke University, … Continue reading

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The Asmara Con

The bridle path at Prospect Park  I learned to ride a horse in Brooklyn. As a teen in the ‘50s I would ride regularly in Prospect Park or Gerritsen Beach renting horses from local stables for a couple of hours.  … Continue reading

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The Neighbors

Our home in the 80s – on the left. Ten years during the eighties they were our neighbors, Tom, Anna and Jim,  They lived in the house next to ours on Westford Road north of Baltimore. My wife and I … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Favorite

“Your Majesty!  Your Majesty!” Elizabeth awoke from her slumber to hear her Lady in Waiting knocking at the door to her bed chamber. “A messenger from Cumnor Place with urgent news” Elizabeth immediately knew  the subject of the news.  She knew … Continue reading

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The River

Vladimir sat on the bank of the river remembering his brother Alexandre. He had dreamed the night before, that they were fishing together on the far away Volga. It was officially Spring, yet winter held on here in eastern Siberia. … Continue reading

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The Bronze Rat

Crawford’s business trip to Beijing was coming to an end. Tomorrow evening, after a grueling but successful negotiation involving a triangle of conflicting interests each armed with teams of lawyers, he would take the red-eye home to London. Crawford needed … Continue reading

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