The Castle

The castle, vast and lofty, had been constructed with the inimitable care comparable to the nimble finger-work of the most diligent artist. It had various corkscrew staircases leading to isolated turrets; there was a drawbridge, though hardly deducible by its void of detail; there was even a moat that was fed by a brook in […]

The Kiss

A young, dark couple kissed handsomely on the Ponte Vecchio. I remarked at their delightfulness. Noticing my comment and the smile that accompanied it, my friend Joseph Garcia looked at me gravely and said, “The kiss can be deceiving, my friend. That couple reminds me of a story I’m going to tell you that I […]