Crosstown Transfer

Ten minutes to cross town. Ten minutes-worth of car exhaust and sewer stench, and mustard-stained, pretzel wrappers that rise in ghostly notes against the brownstones. Ten minutes of peace. Ten minutes where I hide under headphones and nothing plays but the city--the tenor sax born of screechy brakes; the chorus spills from a corner cafe; … Continue reading Crosstown Transfer

11th Annual NYC Midnight Short Story Contest – Round One

If you've never participated in the NYC Midnight Short Story Competition, you're missing out on one of the writing highlights of the year. You're too late to enter now, but start thinking about 2018. There's a hefty entrance fee ($45 early/$55 by deadline), but you get access to forums where you can workshop your piece … Continue reading 11th Annual NYC Midnight Short Story Contest – Round One

The Greatest Nintendo Sports Games of All Time

There are sports video games out there right now that are, in a word, unbelievable. You can page through complex football playbooks, create new franchises, or swing a live bat against live pitching. Some systems go so far as to mimic your actual body movements and translate them into  gameplay. It’s clear things have come […]