A My Private Coney project Flash non-fiction, brief moments and old memories of a city and mother's emotional and physical real estate disappearing at the speed of heartbreak.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Best Of All Possible Worlds....
Voltaire published his book secretively. A satire, it was sure to piss off the mediocre assholes who thought their new clothes made them look smart. Or rich. Or thin. Sure enough, Candide was a hit and the assholes banned it. But does anyone remember their names or even care?
MY PRIVATE CONEY presents IT WAS HER NEW YORK, the short stories that accompany the work-in-progress video and photo collection of the same name (myprivateconey.com - media link - IT WAS HER NEW YORK). The stories and the media explore the tender rubble that holds both my mother, Florence's and New York's soul as one disappears into old age and the other into gentrification. All are real observations and/or experiences with very little tall-tale telling.
Except when it makes the story better.
Please visit myprivateconey.com for additional information and sample works.