Monthly Archives: November 2012
Wizard World Comic Con 2012 is in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: November 30 to December 1. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. There will be everything from Trekkies to Stan Lee to Neal Adams.
Photo Credits: 1) ” Comic book creators Neal Adams (seated) and Josh Adams (standing) at a signing for Batman: Odyssey # 1, Midtown Comics Times Square, 7-10-2010,” by Luigi Novi. Wikipedia. CC Attribution 3.0 license. 2) “Stan Lee,” by rawkblog4. License CC Attribution Only. Flickr. 3) “Cover of Trekkies,” Non-free, could qualify as Fair Use. Amazon.
Tales from the Road: New Orleans, 1976
My First Mardi Gras (Flash Nonfiction)
© copyright 2012 by Sara Jacobelli
Dinner: Central Lockup moldy baloney sandwiches. Dessert: the primordial smell of despair. My downstairs bunkmate is an old drunk barfly, she leaves me alone. The woman in the cell across from me provides the singular entertainment; she recites soap opera plots nonstop line by line. I am young and skinny and climb the bars and bounce off the walls to burn off energy. There is a barred window down the end of the hall, you can’t see anything, but you can hear the faint sounds of carnival parades somewhere in the distance.
Photo Credit: “1890s Mardi Gras parade on Canal Street,” by Wikipedia, Public Domain Photo.