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Four Excerpts from an Unpublished Novella

There was a castle in the young Professor’s neighborhood that came to be called Moofat’s Castle, modeled on the Kronborg Castle at Elsinore in Denmark, where Hamlet’s ghost is said to walk the parapets. The Professor lived with his family across Valley Road in a house that once had been the Castle’s servants’ home.

Substance Abuse

ALDOUS HUXLEY Died of throat cancer on November 22, 1963 in Los Angeles while "under the influence" of 200 micrograms of LSD administered intramuscularly at his request by his wife, Laura Archera Huxley. He expired six hours later.

An Excerpt from John Reed's New Book: All the World's a Grave

ACT IV STARRING HAMLET (As the prince of Bohemia) JULIET (As the princess of Aquitaine) IAGO (As Lieutenant to the Prince) KING MACBETH (As Love to the Queen)

The Fox

I pull off the highway, down an exit ramp and into the parking lot of an Applebee’s. I’ve never eaten at an Applebee’s, but today I’m going to. In the parking lot there is a fox, rusty orange with a silver belly, darting back and forth across the asphalt like it just caught its wife cheating.

Tragic Strip

"Sing Song from the Portugese"


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2008

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