Neworld Review has published “The Absence of Sound,” a story from my upcoming collection. It’s set in the library stacks that lie beneath Bryant Park, and the protagonist, Timothy, is a librarian at the New York Public Library.
This story started with a vision of the main character, a surprised-looking introvert, and it unfolded from there. When I sit in Bryant Park with my mother, we often watch people throw money in the fountain there, so I wove that in as well. Here’s the link: The Absence of Sound in the Neworld Review