by Allan Appel | Sep 22, 2017 1:45 pm
In my 12 years writing stories for the Independent, I’ve covered, no surprise, many issues dealing with parking, and parking lots. Too many. Throw in a few more stories over the years about parakeets, and specifically little monk parrots, nesting in United Illuminating transformers at City Point and other locales that occasionally erupt into flames.
Add a note or two floating in via the remembered fictional voice of Bernard Malamud, a pinch of cranky musings about the Jewish High Holidays, upcoming, mix it all up, hope you’re lucky — and that’s how the following fiction story, “High Holiday Parrot,” emerged.
I hope you enjoy; if not, I repent.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 30, 2007 1:37 pm | Comments (1)
Finally. Election Day arrives.
Continue reading ‘Chapter 6: Precinct 24 Turns Out’
by Paul Bass | Dec 27, 2007 5:54 pm | Comments (1)
Lenora Garvey’s in for a surprise. And an unforgettable dessert.
Continue reading ‘Chapter 5: Dinner With Elbows’
by Paul Bass | Dec 26, 2007 8:04 pm | Comments (1)
Can a Libertarian mayoral candidate find common cause with preservationists?
Continue reading ‘Chapter 4: A 3-Alarm Protest’
by Paul Bass | Dec 23, 2007 10:10 am | Comments (1)
Guess what language the main branch’s new “Spanish-Speaking Librarian” doesn’t know?
Continue reading ‘Chapter 2: Garvey Finds An Issue’
by Paul Bass | Dec 21, 2007 12:32 pm | Comments (2)
She’s black. She’s gay. She’s … a Libertarian?
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by Allan Appel | Nov 29, 2005 8:22 am | Comments (1)
In which Terence becomes so popular as a media personality, such a spokesman for the downtrodden, that he is recruited for a political career. Read part two of New Haven novelist and playwright Allan Appel’s four-part Thanksgiving fable. (Click here to start with part one if you didn’t yesterday.)
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by Allan Appel | Nov 28, 2005 8:24 am | Comments (1)
In which Terence’s surprisingly successful rise as a presidential candidate encounters the mother of all roadblocks when Farmer Ed, recruited by the slime-throwing opposition, outs Terence as a turkey. Here’s part three of New Haven novelist and playwright Allan Appel’s four-part serial.
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by Allan Appel | Nov 27, 2005 8:25 am | Comments (1)
The conclusion of New Haven novelist and playwright Allan Appel’s four-part holiday serial. Today, Terence’s oratory, leadership, and remarkable political candor reach their height, leading the turkey nation —”- and us — into a future perhaps without Thanksgiving.
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