I just came back from Armand’s in Little Italy (Bloomfield) here in Pittsburgh. Several regulars sat at the bar and we had a lively, friendly conversation that covered everything from Ebola to the Steelers football teams of the 70s and 80s to slavery throughout history.
There has always been slavery. It is not a matter of race. The ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome were built on slavery and most of those slaves were white. The Old Soldier is African-American.
The conversation was stimulating.
So, I enjoyed myself; but as always in the back of my mind were my responsibilities as an editor, publisher and as a writer.
I love my job.
This is the Old Soldier reporting for the PittsburghFlashFiction, Pittsburgh’s #1 magazine of erotica.