She Was Born

She was born a free spirit. She was the most beautiful woman in all the world. Her name was Maria. She touched me . . . she loved me. I was not worthy of her love. But she loved me nonetheless. Then one dark night she was taken from me. It’s now early morning. I […]

Jeanie

Here’s the follow-up to the Everything’s Jake story. It’s two hours before dawn, moonlight shafts in through the open window. In a darkened corner, deep in the shadows, sits a woman. She has been sitting there for hours. She looks toward the bed. Lying on the bed is a man, a big man. The woman […]

Cornbread and Beans

Been livin’ off cornbread and beans for a while now Been livin’ off cornbread and beans Ain’t gonna be treated this way no more Ain’t gonna be treated this way Gonna do somethin’ about it, right quick Gonna do somethin’ about it Gonna git my gun, my big ol’ .44 Gonna git my gun Gonna […]

Night Moves

They are always with me. At times they appear out of the ethereal mist, and other times they speak directly to my mind. I wish they would leave me to myself, but that they will not do. No, first I must do their bidding. They come in the night and stay until the black sky […]

Nobody Knows

Nobody knows . . . nobody sees . . . nobody knows but me. Ten years ago, I saw her for the first time. She was tall . . . she was the most beautiful thing I have even seen. She was blond. She was all female. She was to be my destruction. I loved […]

Three Steps

I am three steps from meeting my maker. Three more steps to the noose. I am ready to die; I think I deserve to die. I have killed before, but never for such a frivolous reason as brings me to these last three steps. The whole mess started down El Paso way when I walked […]

Night Moves

They are always with me. At times, they appear out of the ethereal mist and at other times they speak directly to my mind. I wish they would leave me to myself, but that they will not do. No, first I must do their bidding. They come at night and stay until the black sky […]

Black Haired Beauty

We were in love … so in love. It was summertime, it was the beginning of our lives. It was the end of our lives. She was a black hair beauty, loving me as no one has ever loved me. The time spent with her was so sweet. Her skin, her smile, her everything … […]