Thank You Lowestoft Chronicle
The snow-flaked, fog-bound skyline of Manhattan loomed out at him as though through a powerful magnifying glass.
His family had been promised a suite from which they could "experience the breath-taking vista of magnificent skyscrapers while sipping champagne from your balcony." No skyline could be perceived. The giant buildings stood so terrifyingly close that they obliterated any sense of perspective. Through the swirling maelstrom, row upon row of offices soared to dizzying heights, bringing on such claustrophobia that he had to turn his back to retain his balance.
Why had he consented to come to this seemingly forlorn and inhospitable city? And, at this time of the year? "
- Extract from Heart of New York.
Lowestoft Chronicle, based in Massachusetts, has accepted the first chapter of the second book 'Heart of New York' as a short story to be published in their next quarterly issue in the Spring.
The issue will be published on June 1, 2019, and the story can be read here.
View the original announcement by Lowestoft Chronicle on their web site.
Thank you Lowestoft Chronicle!
Going to the mailroom in my building, pinned to the notice board, I saw a toque. It was beige. Along its edges was written ‘Baguio City’ in bold dark letters.
Twenty years I had been living in this building. During the winter I had observed the occasional glove which, when found by the caretaker, was pinned to the board. I waited a week. The toque was still there. I had never seen one from the Philippines, let alone Baguio. The Philippines baked in heat and humidity all year round. What need was there for a toque?