Category Archives: 80s

ONLY A GAME by Peter Nolan Smith

In July of 1986 Argentina beat England in the quarterfinal of the World Cup on the ‘Hand of God’ goal by Diego Maradona. The referees ignored England’s protests over the obvious error in judgment to no avail and his team went on to beat West Germany 4-3 in the final. Few people in the USA […]

BETTER LUCKY THAN GOOD by Peter Nolan Smith

A greasy nor-easter ruined Columbus Day weekend for New York. I shut my windows for the first time in months and dressed to leave my apartment for breakfast at the Veselka Diner on 2nd Avenue. The shoes and jacket seemed unnaturally heavy after a season of shorts and sandals. Luckily Global Warming guaranteed that New […]

ALMOST A DEAD MAN by Peter Nolan Smith- CHAPTER 3

ALMOST A DEAD MAN by Peter Nolan Smith – CHAPTER 2

Howling sirens sent East Villagers fleeing into the Astor Place Subway. A lucky few reached the shelter of the tunnel and the rest raised their eyes to the speck falling to Earth. A white flash vaporized New York into the ionosphere.

ALMOST A DEAD MAN by Peter Nolan Smith – CHAPTER 1

A scurry of claws scratched across the damp basement floor and the woman on the battered chair lifted her black stiletto heels in horror, but rats were the least of her problems. This afternoon her lover had phone to suggest a rendezvous in Hamburg’s harbor district. She had arrived after dark in anticipation of an […]