Category Archives: Fiction

This is where I will post samples of stories I am working on, or other stuff, as I see fit.

How do you slice a tomato with one hand?

How do you slice a tomato with one hand? Or slice an onion, put on a shirt, take out the trash? I’m about to find out. I’m going to soon have surgery on my left shoulder that will result in … Continue reading

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From New Nagler: ‘Romeo’s a-travelling to Mantua. Fetch him.’

Some scenes are hard to write. This was one.   “He walked. Past the old mills, past the stoops, past the troubles that weren’t his own; out of the light of downtown into the darkness of the worker’s ghetto, along … Continue reading

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New Nagler: Where he comes from

It’s what you do in a poor town, he learned. Have hope; everything else is darkness.   The Baker Hills section of Ironton was developed by one of the city’s rich bankers more than a century ago as a swanky … Continue reading

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New Providence (NJ) Book Festival, set for Saturday

The second New Providence Book Festival has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue in New Providence. The rain date is September 29th. Scheduled … Continue reading

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9/11 memorial: The power of silence

A couple of years after 9/11, I was assigned by my Daily Record editor to write a piece for our annual Living Guide on Morris County’s 9/11 Memorial which had been built out in West Hanover Avenue, in the county … Continue reading

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A sore shoulder, surgery and Frank Nagler

Well, found I need surgery on my left shoulder that has been bugging me since spring. The real downside, of course, that is while I have one of those magical sports injuries – a torn rotator cuff – I won’t … Continue reading

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Elephants, the golfer and the compound: ‘The Weight of Living’

There was some dispute about George Dickinson’s ancestral claims, but Nagler didn’t care. He had lived in the area for eighty-five years and his family settled in these hills before the Revolution, whether it was the right Dickinson family or … Continue reading

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Join me and other authors at events in September and October

I’ll be at some events in September and October.   Sept. 7 and 8: Belvidere (NJ) Victorian Days. This is a celebration of the Victorian Era in one of Warren County’s  delightful towns. Events include tours of local homes and … Continue reading

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You dance

Dance To only that sound you can hear, To the finger snap of yourself. Dance to the taste of kisses sweet, Not their absence; Dance to the touch of fingers on skin, To the light in your eyes. Dance away … Continue reading

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More new Nagler: Introducing Leonard

One of the heroes of the Frank Nagler Mystery series is Leonard, Detective Frank Nagler’s blind, bookstore owning friend. In the WIP prequel, Leonard is a street kid. After being rescued from a gang attack, Leonard comes to live at … Continue reading

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