This month, The First Two Pages continues to feature posts by some of the authors who contributed stories to Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4 (Level Best Books, September 2017), the fourth anthology of crime and mystery short stories by members of the New York/ Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
A whiff of sex and scandal; a glimpse of the artsy, Bohemian life of a bygone era; an example of the mysterious powers of the mind. All this I hoped to provide in the first two pages of my short story.
Roz, I had a friend visiting from California this week who had been taken to the National Arts Club the day before I saw her, and I had such fun telling her about your story and how New Yorkers will do anything for an affordable apartment. I tried not to give away too much–let’s hope she buys the book!
Roz, I’ve been looking forward to reading “Levitas,” and now even more so having read your essay. See you at the launch I hope.
Roz, I loved the story. The National Arts Club is one of my favorite buildings. And, of course, an affordable apartment there is an extra benefit.
Liz, Anita, Cathi– So glad you enjoyed the post. Who wouldn’t want a rent-subsidized apt overlooking Gramercy Park? Not sure I would kill for it but you never know who would!
Interesting to have the author give her thoughts on the background and construction of the story. This makes me want to read further!
I loved the way you started the story…the levitating toothbrush hooked me in. Made me wonder where this was going. And then to link the opening to an all-consuming New York problem, the search for an affordable apartment, AND bring in art world shenanigans…a great mix.
loved this! great to get a glimpse into your thought process 🙂