Alice sat in the waiting room – waiting, no paperwork. No need to check contracts or scripts – not anymore. She really hated waiting – always had – and realized it might be a symptom of her illness that she … Continue reading


Bessie loved the summer. Even more she loved the bus rides to the mountains when everyone would sing together, everybody on the bus, all the union members singing along, her mother up front leading them, the loudest, the best. Mama, … Continue reading


Marsha was seventeen, near the end of her junior year in high school, when she discovered she was pregnant. Carl, her boyfriend, was a year older and had just graduated from Manchester High. It seemed easier to marry immediately. They … Continue reading


Jacob turned up his collar. Fifty-seventh and Sixth must be the windiest place in Manhattan. The corner cafe was her suggestion. He could hardly argue. Alice Taylor was the big-time, a real agent, not like the jokers who claimed to … Continue reading


Margo was a looker, that was the word among the eligible young men in Manchester. After dating her several times, the label was ‘a looker, but snooty’ and ‘too expensive for what you get.’ Margo didn’t care. She was going … Continue reading


Fred knew he was boring, but he was a lawyer. Who said they were supposed to be scintillating? He’d gotten through Boston University Law by the skin of his teeth and his roommate’s help. Fred liked the law - no question - he … Continue reading

Mr. S.

  It threw Mr. S, meeting Dee like that, on Seventy-second Street of all places, how long was it – twenty years? It took him right back to those years in Boston. She was such a nice kid. He remembered … Continue reading


  It was a beautiful wedding. Everybody said so. The weather was perfect, sunny but not humid. The flowers in the church, all in white with pink baby roses, were beautiful. Dee thought the bride and groom made a handsome … Continue reading