Femme Noir No. 25

Asleep beside me. Her breathing soft as moonlight. She smelled of almonds. The celestial camera zoomed out and took in the squalid room. The neon sign outside flickered stripes across our bodies. The smoke from my cigarette coiled upwards and was lost in the gloom of the dark ceiling. She stirred and whimpered words from … [Read more…]

Noir City Blues

The dark night of forsaken city streets, vistas of  blissful angst and unholy pilgrimage.  I have been there and known their inhabitants: deadly dames, drunken losers, dangerous hoods, crooked cops, dreamers of broken dreams, and flawed heroes. LA, Frisco, Chicago, and New York. I know these cinematic cities though I have never been.  A resident … [Read more…]