BLACKMAIL AND GAMBLING and so are you!

Part Two of Cannibals and Christians…. I am a gambler, a victim of blackmail and protection rackets, and so are you. Have been for years! Blackmail, protection rackets and gambling, addicted I am. By law. And so are you. First,…

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Love? Or not! What have you got? Why? Why not?

I’ve realised! Understood! Lying awake, as I do at 3am, mind wandering and roaming and tying itself up in knots, suddenly I understood how and why relationships work, or don’t work, or nearly work, or work for a while. So…

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The Argument for Cannibalism

Norman Mailer is dead. This is not his fault – probably. He has been dead since 2007, apparently. In his time he was a terrific novelist, a great essayist, and frequently a crashing bore. Reminds me of me. Except for…

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5-Star REVIEWS for Sally’s Road!

From Readers’ Favourite, an independent website which reviews new books 100% OF AUTHOR ROYALTIES IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH UK Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite “A wonderful blend of humor, satire, and drama, Sally’s Road by Jon Elkon…

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Letter from America Part 2 – A Rock in a Hard Place

The Avocado’s Revenge My trip to Seattle from San Diego on Alaska Airlines was short-story inducing (soon on this website!) but otherwise uneventful. My sister-in law picked me up at the airport on a windy, rainy day (Seattle’s weather mimics…

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Letter from California 1 – Into the Golden Land

In the Air There is no more fantastic than this This pent up portent this Conveyor of life and  This endless roiling this Shredded heaven which Layered between ground and infinity Separates us From dust   Searching for Mother A…

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Intermezzo

Extract from a novel in progress by JON ELKON Alfredo Capodimonte came from a family considered amongst the aristocrats of the opera in Italy. As producers directors and managers at the Scala in Milan, at Rome and Verona they had been…

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Sally’s Road – Sample Chapter

Sally’s Road – the paperback – is mere weeks away. So here for you, beloved friends, is a sample to whet your appetite. Hopefully! It is a tale of cancer and the defeat (?) of cancer. From the stifling suburbia…

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