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Marvelous, South Dakota

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

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 … Continue reading »

Categories: Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories

NIC PIZZOLATTO – GALVESTON. THE 2010 NOVEL BY THE TRUE DETECTIVE SHOWRUNNER

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

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 … Continue reading »

Categories: Articles, Cathedral of Knowledge, Diamond Categories, Law and Letters, Sauro Motel Blog

ABANDONED TRAIN STATION. TATE, GEORGIA

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

 

Tate Train Station

Tate Train Depot

Tiny Tate, in Pickens County, is the Home of Georgia Marble.  Highway 53 slows into a curve that almost makes you come to a stop and admire the abandoned train station, which sits just steps from the highway.

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Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog

ROUTE 66 – SANTA FE, 2013

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

On a recent trip, I exited I-25 into Santa Fe onto a crowded, modern road with new, adobe-style Marriott Courtyards, Targets, and the only Starbucks I found within 100 miles of Taos.  Wondering how I might be able to find the dusty remnants of Route 66, I soon realized that I was already on the Mother Road, just the 2013 … Continue reading »

Categories: Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog

Dunk ‘N Dine

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

 
 dunk n dine
 Ah, the Dunk ‘N Dine.

Or, to some, the Dine ‘N Dunk. (Once you got that in your head, there was no reversing it.)

Many Atlantans have spent a late night there fueling up on DND’s coffee, also known as Legal … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog

U FUMO – Newark’s Sweet Potato Man

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

 

My dad always bragged about Newark’s Branch Brook Park and the great fun he had growing up in The First Ward after the war.  There were many stories we tried to call him out on as kids but one he repeated involved a man who had mounted three metal drawers full of sweet potatoes on a cart and sold them for a … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Old Newark Bluff, Sauro Motel Blog

SAM

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Sam’s replacement in the foxhole at Omaha Beach swallowed a shrapnel sandwich. Years of shenanigans followed.

Sam married a model.  Elsewhere, they were manufacturing better ones.

Her Dreamcatcher hung from the rearview mirror of Sam’s Mustang long after she deserted him.

At the VA Hospital, Sam became paralyzed while snowflakes that glittered like crystals dissipated outside.

Sam lent the Mustang to an acquaintance who … Continue reading »

Categories: Coffee's For Closers, Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories

NEW FICTION CALLED “GOWANUS, BROOKLYN” UP AT CORIUM MAGAZINE

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

The Canal

I have a new story called “Gowanus, Brooklyn” in the Fall 2011 issue of Corium Magazine. Please click on the first link for my story.

I learned a lot working with Editor Lauren Becker on this story.  I … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized

NEW STORY UP AT RED FEZ – “JERSEY SHORE”

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I have a new story up at Red Fez called “Jersey Shore.”  It’s not about Snooki and the Gang but two average guys looking for their future wives at the boardwalk on a day when a Quicksand Warning is in effect.  Thanks to the editors at Red Fez.  You can check it out here.   Jersey Shore

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories

Athena Barabbas Rockin’ the Cradle

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

So my story “Athena Barabbas” which appeared in the November 2010 edition of Burnt Bridge was recently nominated by Burnt Bridge for an award.  In the story, Athena is having … Continue reading »

Categories: Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized