Stories tagged new-york

(5) Forgiveness

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“Charlie was right about you, Nan,” she said in a voice of pure defeat. “You are a gentle spirit. And probably too good for people like us.”

Legs like David

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She had legs like David and Joseph was drawn to them irremediably.

Mama Ana's Apartment, In Washington Heights

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The clang of the police-lock supporting The door, bids us our welcome,


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It's as if there are little men inside her head, wielding hammers.

the loudest loud

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it will be a scream

Raw Sugar

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Take shelter from the rain inside the Museum of Sex.

(7) Plus and Minus

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"Her actions in the city seemed invariably designed to destroy that person, which she’d worked so hard all her life to become."

Until Again

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Methuselah. That’s what they call him, the regulars that ride my train. Other things too, but Methuselah is the one that sticks in my mind. It seems to fit. It’s not as cruel.

Cognitive Therapy in Russian

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We aren't designed for darkness. Something deep inside of us, something much older and deeper than us is telling us to move away, get to warm, because if we don’t, come winter we will die.

Under the Buttonwood Tree (Excerpt)

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Bobby Putnam was an idiot. He was a successful idiot, a wealthy idiot, an idiot born of Connecticut royalty into an ancient and venerable name, but a raving and mindless idiot.

See No…, Hear No…, Speak No…,

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“People are staring at us,” Cat said softly into Marcel’s ear. “We look like an interesting couple,” Marcel replied. “Of course people want to look at us.” Cat nibbled on that thought for a while. New York City is the kind of place where people ra

Jump Seat

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It had been one of those bad days when it seemed to Nina like all the other fifth-grade girls had transformed into aliens that only cared about lip gloss and eighth-grade boys. The last thing she needed was to see Ibrahim and Abuela waiting for her after

Eidetic (from OPEN CITY Magazine Number 16)

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Who do you think are the true intellectuals? I'm a fan of both Gore Vidal and Harold Bloom although most people can't stand either of them. George Plimpton is interesting...


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I remembered every noun and matching verb, Simple sentences only, two words divided by a line,

An Excerpt from "Lucidity"

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It had been early December. We were dressed in gym shorts and tanks, only one towel to share between the two of us. We had managed to sneak into the public swimming pool area without being noticed by security, Schmidt always convincing me to accept sponta