Shoot out

by Thomas Beller

01/02/2001

87th st. and Lexington, NY, NY10128

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Like 0 Retweet 0

There were police all around the fruit man. He stood there next to his fruit. His stand is on the North East corner of 87th and Lexington, across from Starbucks, and whenever I pass by I buy an apple for fifty cents. Or sometimes bannanes. He is a gracious guy, am immigrant, his softness of manner has made him many friends. When i got closer I saw their interest wasn’t in him but in something on the ground nearby

The cops were pouring hot water on the sidewalk near his stand. It fell upon a thick blood stain and ran into the gutter, pink.

Comments
Rate Story
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

§ Leave a Reply

Other Stories You May Like

Nearby Upper East Side Stories

The Touch Artist

by Jill Sand D'Angelo

D'Angelo recalls a bright and charming man who contributed something to her neighborhood, but happened to be homeless

Waiting Room

by

Almost weeping every minute.

Secret Shelter

by

The back was filled with vendor carts

Helpless in a Highrise

by

A flood, a bitter supper, and a family held captive for the night...

The Non-A**hole

by

All of us know flakes. Many of us are flakes. Lia Norton would take an asshole over a flake any day. Here's why: