June 24, 2021

Thank you, Uncle Sam! 1912

Here in the land of Uncle Sam, in the United […]
June 24, 2021

The Alabama Musician, 1910

John dreamed of living in San Francisco; he dreamed of […]
June 24, 2021

Viva l’America! 1925

Alfonso Pacchiano and his wife, Antonella, had decided to leave […]
December 13, 2020

Mississippi Goddam, 1964

Once upon a time in North Carolina, a girl named […]
October 27, 2020

The Little Sparrow and Thérèse, 1946

Today the town of Bernay, Normandy, lay under an ill-tempered […]
October 16, 2020

Jenny and Forrest, 1994

Jenny had a guardian angel, and that angel’s name was […]
July 31, 2020

Agent H21, 1906

The dancer claimed she was Javanese and Hindu, and came […]
July 31, 2020

You’re a man! 1949

Syracuse was a Sicilian city, invaded, colonized, built and rebuilt […]
July 20, 2020

The Creation, 1983

“I am your creator,” Stephen Spielberg repeated to the extra-terrestrial. […]
June 29, 2020

La Rue Norvins, 1946

Writing in the late 19th century, years before the Lapin […]
May 21, 2020

The Jax, 1941

Deep down in the sugar cane plantations, a cluster of […]
May 6, 2020

Marilyn and Ella, 1958

Tonight, the crowd was buzzing outside the Mocambo. The women […]
April 5, 2020

Mulberry Street, 1902

Here in New York, on the island of Manhattan, every […]
January 8, 2020

I’ll write better than Mark Twain! 1955

Anita was the best reader in her class. In their […]
November 19, 2019

The great escape, 1962

Up in the Hollywood hills, the van slowed to a […]
November 19, 2019

I have two loves, 1951

The grand reception hall of the George V hotel was […]
November 11, 2019

The Weeping Oak, 1955

Nobody wanted this mansion, immense and unmistakeably colonial as it […]
October 17, 2019

Letter from Vietnam, 1968

“Dear Mom, I miss our house. I been gone more […]
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