24 Hour Short-Story contest winner!

The Ballad of One Love —Chris Joseph Stancato Chirs Joseph Stancato The call of crickets outside Beth’s bedroom window annoyed her while she was reading a book on an early Sunday morning. She acknowledged this noise with several stares toward the window. Each time she heard the crickets, her stares at the fall foliage increased. Finally, she had enough. She walked over to the window, opened it, stuck her head out the window which now welcomed the brisk October air, and skimmed over Read more [...]

“Trick or Treat?”

The Vinyl Record Collection of Stories, Volume I "The High Fidelity Hobo" Trey Carte began Hallows' Eve by listening to The Raven on a 45 in Miss Colbert's class... "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore..."     Trey with his classmates listened to Vincent Price read "The Raven" by Edgard Allen Poe. The following day on Halloween he walks house to house dressed like a hobo. Then he tapped Read more [...]

your november to remember is just around the corner….

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS & BUSINESSES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! I'll be selling my books with a variety of vendors. Join me in celebrating our labor of love readily available for your purchase. But WAIT, There's MORE... MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT TO MAKE YOUR MOMENTS... ¡FANTASTICO! ¿Where are You Going to Go?¡Arroz Con Mango! ¡Of Course! Black Market Fest is Your Best Bet! Your We Got The Beats Big Event! YOUR NOVEMBER EVENTS... ¡Arozz Con Mango! SATURDAY, Read more [...]

“Great book for any music fan!”

THE VINLY RECORD COLLECTION OF STORIES, VOLUME I NOW AVAILABLE AT: PARK AVE CDs PARK AVE CDs Located in Orlando Available on AmazonAvailable at Park Ave CD's, Orlando, FL ★★★★★ "Every Great Song, has a Great Story"— Chris Joseph Stancato Support Your Local Record Store like Park Ave CDs located in Orlando, Florida. At Park Ave CDs you'll find: CDs, DVDs, LPs, Toys, T-shirts, Zines, and Books like mine. You can also support this great store by purchasing Read more [...]

“a 1977 porch dreamer”

This Autumn Season, Take a Step Back from the Turmoil and Dream like a Child... This Chapter, like all the Chapters in The Vinyl Record Collection of Stories, Volume I, will give You that Reason. Trevor Carte was on a break at Ricky's Records in North Belle Vernon, a borough in Western Pennsylvania, when he read an article about the Voyager I in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He decides to share the story with his son Trey, who is six. On their back porch on Water Street, Trevor sets a telescope Read more [...]

MATT on the drive-in marquee–A drama by Chris Joseph Stancato

MATT on the Drive-In Marquee, a Drama by Chris Joseph Stancato MATT on the Drive-in Marquee “I’ll be sure to take good care of Gale tonight Mrs. Hollis.” “I expect that you will Zampo. She is on her summer break for only two months and hasn’t been out that much. Since my husband passed, things have been rough on us emotionally and financially. To have a young man like yourself with a good job, nice car, want to take out my sweet Gale is, well, it’s really kind.” “Mrs. Read more [...]

book release!

Super Special Summer Book Release! The Vinyl Record Collection of Stories, Volume I is a coming-of-age story about Trey Carte, his social timeline—a soundtrack of ten chapters, and the budding relationship with his dad. This compelling collection of stories is set in the borough of Belle Vernon, located in Western Pennsylvania.The time is 1977 at a small house on Water Street. A place where the wealth of rich music, a vast collection of vinyl, creates a unique cohesiveness for Trey and his Read more [...]

haiku porticos 1

Haiku Genres in a Modern Style Poetry—evolves.Freedom is the range of change.The reinvention…Haiku Porticos...  Poetry nearly reinvented and brilliant! Really enjoyed the American-Machina 33 style poetry!Poetry in MotionOnce again, Chris Stancato’s’ talents come out in his poetry!RAVE REVIEWS ABOUT THESE NEW HAIKU Haiku Porticos, a chapbook with haiku genres in a modern approach with new names, styles, and the introduction of a new form: American-Machina33. In this time Read more [...]

“You can’t walk out of a drive-in!”

Danny Zuko, T-Bird, Rydell High Greaser Gang Zuko was right, even though Sandy, who he just asked to go steady, had other intentions. However, you can walk out of your home, hop in your car, and pull into a drive-in cinema. To escape the feeling of being cornered by Covid-19, The Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) in partnership with Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, has the place and space for you to enjoy a night on the town at their drive-in cinema. Families, couples, and Read more [...]

haiku porticos

by Chris Joseph Stancato https://youtu.be/GE6cAIfgY1E This is the time of technology and speed; of instant gratification and social media platforms. A challenging time for some—a difficult time for others. The fast pace demand is only a simple nod to these times as recognition. What does poetry demand? Some of us will take a direction away from the viral activity, and onto a blue highway—the lifeline of a sacred road map. This entry where local people and shops shoulder the community; Read more [...]

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