The Jazprose Diaries

Andrew Jazprose Hill
Fiction and cultural commentary with a personal twist—by a Black writer from the Deep South with roots in newspapers, TV news & talk radio.
Created 30 Jun 2021
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  • On the Way to the Wedding
    10 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 0 1
    Chicago Wedding Couple , October 22, 2021 — Street photography by the author A young woman in a wedding dress is a mystical trigger. She is not only herself but an embodiment of dreams and aspirations...
  • Amanuensis Conclusion - Part V, Chapter 35
    31 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    Image by Yerson Retamal from Pixabay Part 5, Chapter 35 First Love By the end of our desert sojourn, I received word that Ian was safe. That he’d washed up on the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotl...
  • Amanuensis - Part V, Chapter 34
    30 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Image by Jan Brzeziński from Pixabay Part V, Chapter 34 Prostitute “I guess I needed this,” he said when the script was nearly complete. “Needed what?” “Isolation, confinement to that place way back i...
  • Amanuensis - Part V, Chapter 33
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay Part V, Chapter 33 Reethy And so, I began to drink with him. We drank together often after that but never while we worked. He might need alcohol to connect with the...
  • Amanuensis - Part V, Chapter 32
    28 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Photo by Dylan de Jonge on Unsplash Part V, Chapter 32 Two Weeks Before the Deadline When you murder someone, it binds you to him. Even if you commit the crime only in your mind. I didn’t know that be...
  • Amanuensis - Part V, Chapter 31
    27 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Photo via Media Design & Criticism. Part V, Chapter 31 Rosebud The liquor had been there since the day we arrived, left by Houseman and Welles as an incentive to keep Mank working till he was well eno...
  • Amanuensis - Part V, Chapter 30
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Photo by Mwesigwa Joel on Unsplash Part V, Chapter 30 Headmistress When I returned to the bungalow, Mank lay on his stomach. Fräulein Freda had turned him, as she did most days, in order to massage hi...
  • Amanuensis - Part V, Chapter 29
    25 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 3
    Photo by Dmitrii Zhodzishskii on Unsplash Part V, Chapter 29 Freda A short time later, Fräulein Freda found me pacing outside the cabin. I was not in the mood for her accent. I felt unhinged and didn’...
  • Amanuensis - Part V, Chapter 28
    24 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Christian Schickler on Unsplash Part V, Chapter 28 Blood I waited till the house was dark. In the small white kitchen off the living room, I found what I was looking for and slipped off my sh...
  • Amanuensis - Part IV, Chapter 27
    23 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Image by 95C from Pixabay Part IV, Chapter 27 The Lionhearted Leftenant The full extent of my error hit me when I received a cable a few days later, telling me that Ian’s ship had been sunk and the cr...
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