Dear Dad — Would You have Voted For Trump?
So much has happened since the day I walked into our house and found you dead from a stroke on the kitchen floor.
It was February 27th, 1987, and I was nineteen. Now I’m the same age you were then. I never got to know you as a man, someone who’d lived a life before I came along. Like any kid with healthy narcissism, I only saw you as my parent, revolving around me and my brother and sister, someone whose job it was to raise us.
The Diet That’s Not Making News By Anne Bobby
A recent survey concluded that 55% of Americans questioned said they were priced out of maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet. It’s a sign of the times that people increasingly sense the impact improved eating has on their physical health and mental well-being. More Americans than ever understand the benefits of eating good food and, given the option, consumers are choosing healthy meal options over super-sized “pink-slime” and its counterparts, aware of the effects that poor food choices have on themselves, their families, and their communities.
For those who can afford a…
So WNYC’s Brian Lehrer created a short story contest.
I lost. Well, my story wasn’t chosen.
But I wanted to share it anyway.
The challenge was to choose one of four audio clips from the past centered around New York City — one that would prompt you to write a story under two thousand words.
I chose this one:
And here’s what I wrote.
Sinners and Saints
By Anne Bobby
For Brian Lehrer’s ‘Historical Fiction Challenge’
Inspired By ‘Times Square: The Grimy Scar Running Down Manhattan’s Midtown Section (1961)’
The subway car stayed pretty much empty from the time he…
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