After study, we drove down the Shore. Upon arrival, the cops escorted us out of Deal. It was too cold for the beach, but the guy in Asbury turned on Lane No. 1 for us. We drank pitchers and tossed bombs down a warped alley. The place was …Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog
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My brother and I visited Asbury Park, New Jersey recently to see for ourselves the new development that everyone from Travel & Leisure to The New York Times have been featuring. We didn’t stop by a real estate sales center, however. We did what Bruce Springsteen and older Asbury residents have done for years on hot, summer nights: we drove …Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat, Uncategorized
My short story FORGOTTEN FLYERS has been published in Fiction Attic.
“The Chief Inspector prints a flyer each time another woman is murdered…”Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories
The Badlands. Interior, South Dakota. The Lakota Sioux named this desolate land the “Badlands” because it was such a difficult place to cross.
The golden sand mounds there swirl in your head with all the failures that brought you there.Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat
Although we’re a literary motor inn, we stand in solidarity with our roadside sisters and brothers, and when they leave us, it’s up to us to keep their memory alive. With that in mind, here are some Howard Johnson Zombies — and where we encountered them.
The shells …Categories: Old Newark Bluff, Sauro Motel Blog, The Amboy's Drive-In, Uncategorized
My story Marvelous, South Dakota has been included in 101 Words’ Flash Fiction Sunday Edition. Check it out along with the other stories there. https://www.101words.org/category/flash-fiction-sunday-edition/Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized
My story Marvelous, South Dakota is up at Fiction Southeast. It is set in the South Dakota Badlands.
Badlands, proclaimed the Lakota Sioux, because it was such a difficult place to cross.
During the height of the Cold War, South Dakota housed many of the nuclear missiles that could have destroyed the world. Some of those underground silos are now part of …Categories: Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories
Fans of True Detective should check out Nic Pizzolatto’s 2010 novel GALVESTON. Galveston tells the story of New Orleans enforcer Roy Cady as he flees from his former mob boss, but the story really shines in the relationships between Roy and the erstwhile nieces who accompany him on his escape.
After killing the men who were sent to kill …Categories: Articles, Cathedral of Knowledge, Diamond Categories, Law and Letters, Sauro Motel Blog