Ashokan Falls – 12

They’d driven to the garage, but Colin and Johnny had already closed shop. Chloe begged off going to the Tavern once again.  As much as Tina warned that she shouldn’t put off the inevitable, that it wouldn’t stop the Boyz from finding a way to pour all their interest and good-will on her, Chloe couldn’t Read More …

Beauty and the Beast – a Gaslight Fairy Tale: Chapter Ten

“Father?” At first the voice seemed far away. Sir Benjamin awoke, trying to concentrate on it, to recall where he had heard it before. It was familiar but had been missing from his life for far too long, and he blinked, shifting to his right so he might better see. The image bent towards him…and Read More …

Savannah – A Crowe’s Point Movie Adaptation of ‘Laura’

Chapter Seven   Bud blinked, then blinked a second time, and shook his head. In place of the off-the-shoulder black gown in her portrait, she was all in white, hiding the golden brown tresses he knew so well, concealing the curves he imagined holding against his own body. But there was something…something… The lack of Read More …

Pride Goeth Before the Fall…The Story of the Nelson Sarcophagus

The title of the post comes from Proverbs 16:18. It is usually shortened as I’ve done, but the actual verse from the King James Version is as follows: ‘Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.’ In a way, it seems appropriate in telling a bit of the story of the sarcophagus Read More …

Gaslight Historic Event – January 9th…

NOTE: Contains some pathological/forensic details some readers might wish to take into consideration. He died at the hands of a sniper on October 21st, 1805. Originally, another vessel involved in the Battle of Trafalgar was given the grim transport assignment. When the crew of the Victory came close to mutinying, it was decided she would Read More …

Prelude – a Crowe’s Point Story (From the days when it was still the Crowe’s Nest)

Although written some time following the original story, this is considered a Prequel to By Way of Introduction, which can be found at https://www.scribd.com/document/28229437/By-Way-of-Introduction-MASTER and takes place in late May of the year 2000 – the month which saw the release of the movie, Gladiator.   EPILOGUE The Twenty-Eighth of May 2000 — early evening: Read More …