Stories

Matador

The Matador

My maintenance man is having heart surgery tomorrow. He’s 81 years old and he told me this morning that if [...]

Before-the-Wall

Before the Wall

From my house on Cambridge Street in North Long Beach, my family and I could hear the cars and trucks [...]

Once-Upon-a-Time-in-Long-Beach

Once Upon a Time in Long Beach

Once upon a time in Long Beach my Ennio Morriconi theme introduced me everywhere, wrote my ticket, lucid crazies on [...]

True North

True North

For a moment Ignacio forgets himself, forgets the wails of the baby next door that pierce the clapboard apartment walls, [...]

Projects

New Orleans by New Orleans

New Orleans by New Orleans, 2012

New Orleans by New Orleans is a collection of short fiction, poetry and non-fiction, all inspired by New Orleans. It is a poignant portrait of a beautiful city, presented through the eyes of its own community. The collection features over fifty works by well-known authors whom New Orleans is fortunate to claim, and up-and-coming writers [...]

Book by Authors - North Long Beach Anthology 2009

Book by Authors: North Long Beach Anthology, 2009

Book by Authors: North Long Beach Anthology focuses on one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the nation. As one entry tells us, dozens of languages can be heard spoken on a single block. A rich tapestry of writers reveal their truths – in total, producing this exciting tome about North Long Beach’s past, present [...]

Book by Authors 2006

Book by Authors, 2006

Book by Authors is an anthology of creative works by local writers and artists that showcases our local talent, helps unveil who we are as a community (both intellectual and experiential) and produces both a learning tool and an inspiring opportunity for our youth. Sample Stories Once Upon a Time in Long Beach The first [...]