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Lucky Says Hello
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Lucky Says Hello
A Short Story by Peter P. Cimino
Tags: Mafia, mobsters, 1930’s, historical crime, prohibition, New Jersey, crime fiction, New Jersey mob, gangsters, Charlie Luciano, Lucky Luciano, Syndicate, the commission, bootlegging, Meyer Lansky, Garfield NJ,
Editor: Lea Schizas
Pete Carissimo, known to his friends as Big Pete, is a successful Sicilian immigrant businessman and politician in New Jersey. He has connections, associations, and relationships in all walks of life—including a clandestine partnership with the notorious mobster, Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Pete vows his alliance with Luciano is strictly related to business, that he is not and never will be a gangster. However, in the fall of 1931, he finds his stellar reputation, successful business, and budding political career facing ultimate ruination with his secret allegiance on a head-on collision course with exposure. Backed into a corner, Pete is faced with becoming something he vowed he never wanted to be; a real gangster.
Big Pete, as many of his friends called him, had not gained his powerful status from just being a smart businessman. He took great pride in being a man of the streets and a man of the people. His reputation was stellar, as an honorable man, who oozed charisma that drew people to him like a pied piper. He touched thousands of lives in every walk of life, even the types of characters no one would ever expect. These were critical, secret relationships existing in the shadows and dark corners of his life, and they needed to remain there. Only a very select few knew they existed, with Antonio being one of them. Pete always knew the day would come when he would be faced with the threat of exposure. But, being prepared and staying one step ahead of his challenges was a cornerstone to his success.
About the Author:
Peter, a published writer and author, was schooled in the art of writing through various writing courses at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, IL during his journey to a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He further honed his prose skills receiving two writing diplomas from the Long Ridge School of Writing.
In October of 2012, Peter was hired by the popular sports web-magazine the Bleacher Report as a featured writer. He will begin his tenure there in November of 2012. He was also hired by the New York Journal of Books as a book reviewer. His first review is due out in December of 2012.
From February of 2011 through March of 2012, Peter was a lead writer for the print publication Sports Life Magazine. He authored numerous feature stories for each issue.
In 2011, he completed his first fiction novel called, The Four Corners, A Sicilian Story (the same genre, characters and setting as Lucky Says Hello), for which he is seeking agent representation.
Also in 2011, he penned a YA fiction short story published in the web magazine, Angie’s Diary, called One Woman, One Island, One Choice.
Over the years, he has had numerous stories and articles published on various content web sites featuring pieces on sports, real life experience, the paranormal and others.
Often told he has a “unique voice”, Peter’s specialty is bringing the human element into everything he writes.
Published writer /author Elyse Draper on Peter: “Peter has a genuine talent for creating real characters; not only characters that smack of reality, but ones people develop an attachment to. His talents are remarkable. It is only a matter of time before his work is on the New York Times BSL.”
Originally from New Jersey, Peter now lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife Wendy and two young sons, Matthew and Nicholas.
For more information about Peter and his work please visit his web site at www.petercimino.com
Author's Other Works:
Sports Life Magazine; Angie’s Diary, Sportales.com, Authspot.com, Socyberty.com, Bizcovering.com, Healthmad.com, Telewatcher.com, Newsflavor.com, Writinghood.com
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