Traditionally, the Jacks of hearts and spades are known as the "one-eyed Jacks" because only half their faces are showing. According to my old man, that's because the suit of hearts represents love and the suit of spades represents war -- and those are two domains in which people never reveal their whole, true self.

I offer, for your consideration, a pair of one-eyed Jacks, just for openers. Two short stories. Quick reads. So you'llĀ  know how I roll.

I hope you enjoy them.

- aac