Tag Archives: Homage to Film Noir

Daily Routine

Every evening at 5.09 he leaves the office, takes the streetcar into town, goes for a stroll down to the park by the canal; there he sits on the bench nearest the ornate water fountain; He dreams, of a lost … Continue reading

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A Flaneur’s Diary

The Man in the paper-thin disguise squandered his spare change on a slice of evening sunshine; His coffee grew warm in a cup on the counter where the clientelle had filled their quota of ashtrays; Watches told lies and nearby … Continue reading

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The Unreliable Narrator

He said he couldn’t remember all that much, maybe he chose to forget a little, a few minor details nothing of importance, a few fragments here something else there; who cares? who knows? who cares who knows? his whereabouts during … Continue reading

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Femme Fatale

She spoke with an accent I couldn’t identify, her voice was a voice that came from another time, or maybe that was the dress she wore, and that dark perfume and the choker of pearls as if she’d stepped out … Continue reading

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In Vino Veritas

Opportunities like seagulls in flocks have flown by , precious moments and chances whipped away suddenly from our grasp , sent whirling skyward into ethereal anonymity , revealing an emptiness of purpose exposing a hollow shell cracking at the seams … Continue reading

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The Night and the Forest

A heart beating beating like a tightly clenched fist on a door that will never be opened. . . The air was low in oxygen and that what they were involved in the experience they were going through , threatened … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year

He thinks , about forgiveness the forgiveness which he hadn’t got , and about time about the passing seconds about the approaching night. He waits , out of sight down the alleyway where he can see the “exit” sign the … Continue reading

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