CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS

Rodney asked him to watch his pretzel cart while he took a break. It was another humid night. Larry sat on the wall and rested his weary feet. He looked up at the statue with the Rockefeller building behind it. A huge white face with white hands covering the eyes. Ain't that the truth, Larry … Continue reading CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS

THE AUCTION

'Lot 191, 'The Homecoming' by H.L. Pritchard.' 'This sculpture in the classic Greek style, dating from 1918-19, in bronze. It depicts the artist being held in the arms of her fiancé, Private Graham Colquhoun.' 'Ms. Pritchard was inspired to create this work after watching soldiers returning from the First World War being greeted by wives, fiancées … Continue reading THE AUCTION

WISE CHOICE

Dimitrios waved the truck off as it turned the corner and disappeared from view. A weight lifted from his shoulders as it departed. Since his great-grandfather delivered medical supplies and food during the war, smuggling had been in the family. His father had built up the shipping company to establish a network bringing drugs into … Continue reading WISE CHOICE

ANOTHER DAY AT CABLE NEWS NETWORK

Fred Casey looked over the Columbus Circle intersection at the Trump International Hotel. Shuffling his feet to generate some warmth against the autumnal chill, he finished his coffee before heading inside. As he walked through the entrance he saw Sam Jones running across the reception, almost colliding with unaware workers. 'What's happening?' he shouted. 'Another … Continue reading ANOTHER DAY AT CABLE NEWS NETWORK

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Mr. Gilbertson wasn't going to give up. He looked at the bored faces of his class. Every year he brought his pupils to Rome. Every year he was convinced they would return home enthralled and inspired. Whether or not this was reflected in their grades wasn't a concern to him. He wanted to make a … Continue reading THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE