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Author: Frank Yacenda

Watching the Moon Rise

Watching the Moon Rise

“Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s…

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Don’t Try Any of This – Chapter 1

Don’t Try Any of This – Chapter 1

Don’t Try Any of This is the second volume in the Little Rosie series. I currently am seeking an agent and publisher to represent the novel. Here is Chapter 1 drawn from the book. Additional chapters are posted at the link above. The book is complete, but I’ll post more chapters from time to time. This is a fictional retelling of a true story based on a fictional account One: Beginning of Summer, 2004 It’s Sunday, the day Chantal comes…

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October 1957

October 1957

This story is in the Growing Up New Jersey collection, a series of vignettes slouching their way into becoming a book. See more vignettes in this collection at the Short Stories &c. link above. Some months just stand out. October 1957 is one of those months. That was the month the Soviets launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. On October 4, 1957, to be exact. If you were around in October 1957, you’d know that Americans…

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The Melon-Breasted Girl

The Melon-Breasted Girl

Desemboque It was close to midnight when I arrived at Desemboque. Desemboque, the mouth of the river. Only there was no river that I could see. And it seemed, even in the middle of the night, that I’d arrived at Dante’s Ninth Ring of Hell. That’s all I could think of at that moment. It was midnight and, with the windows open, still it felt like about 1,000 degrees, and as much humidity, here on the shores of the Sea…

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Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 31

Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 31

Don’t Try Any of This is the second volume in the Little Rosie series. I currently am seeking an agent and publisher for the novel. Here is Chapter 31 drawn from the book. Additional chapters are posted at the link above. The book is complete, but I’ll post more chapters from time to time. This is a fictional retelling of a true story based on a fictional account. Thirty-One I knew it was just a matter of time, and on…

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