Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds

Bogusly Autobiographical

Dave Zeltserman

SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT is one of my ‘bogusly autobiographical life in writer’s hell’ stories, which are stories featuring a writer with just enough bogusly autobiographical details to get my cousin and other friends calling me after they’d appeared in the past to make sure everything is okay and my wife is still alive. What makes this story different than these previous ones is that the bogusly autobiographical details hit closer to home, and the writer isn’t given a fictional name, but goes nameless. In fact, readers might start wondering how much of this story is true, and whether I could be this unnamed narrator.

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