Hot Love

She passed him every day. He was young, well built … and he was handsome. Just her type. She had tried everything to attract his attention. She had dressed provocatively, she had loitered, she had even taken a pratfall hoping he would come to her rescue, but some busybody stuck his big nose into her […]

The Righteous and the Holy

What are we to do about the righteous and the holy? Lord, please tell me. Some of ’em hurt my head. Some of ’em are evil. Some of ’em are real. How do I tell the difference? Yes, I see what you’re saying, Lord. If they preach fear and hate. If they yell from the […]

A Low-Down Dirty Shame

It’s a low-down dirty shame how I feel every night It’s a low-down dirty shame how I feel every morning It’s a low-down dirty shame how you make me feel My life’s just a low down dirty shame I’m gonna do somethin’ about it I’m gonna make changes The next time you rag on me […]

Fort Lauderdale

His village sits at the mouth of the Touloukaera River. Touloukaera means life giving in the Tequesta language. Aichi is awake early this morn. It is still dark as he paddles his canoe across the short expanse of water that leads to the barrier island to the east. Today he will build three fires on […]

The Swamp

When I got into the car, he told me to call him Teddy Bear. It was 3:00 a.m. and I was hitchhiking. I was grateful when I saw the brake lights come on and the car stop about thirty feet from where I was standing. The car itself was not visible because the fog at […]

A Young Man

Through no fault of his own, a young man is thrust into a new culture just at the time that culture is undergoing massive changes. It is losing its identity, its lands, and its dignity. He not only adapts, he perseveres and, over time, becomes a leader—and on occasion, the hand of vengeance against those […]