Trade For Print

Trade For Print a short story  By Andrew B. Hurvitz   An unscrupulous photographer lures a postal worker into fraud by offering young love for sale. There was a photographer who lived and worked at the Tri-Pines Manor apartment on Chandler Bl. in North Hollywood. After leaving work at the post office I’d see him,…

Decline Press

“I can’t stand it! I can’t be around this war, these cops, and all these people trying to kill me! What if the building falls down? What if the cops kill me? This is war! This isn’t Van Nuys. This is a war zone!”

The Fitness Guru

  The Fitness Guru /At Oxnard Fitness in the San Fernando Valley, I see the same people doing the same dumb things for several years. If there is a badly conceived exercise, they still blindly do it and never cease doing it.      

“The All-American Car Wash”

A dark brown BMW sedan sped down Ventura Boulevard past the sprawling mess of commercial Sepulveda Hills. Bronx born Larry Rivers, 40ish, a still aspiring screenwriter, was on his way to an appointment with a free-lance producer, Mark Evans. Passing the All American Car Wash, a booming business near the intersection of Casa Endora and…

“Such Happiness!”

Isabelle/Model/2017

Model A beautiful and privileged young girl is blissfully unaware of a shy man's affection for her. My mother told me that I'm one of those young men with low self-esteem who will always be grateful for the attention that any young woman throws my way. My mother told me that I did not have…

“Incidental in Studio City”

Josh Hardwick, 2014 It was a clear, sparkling, blue-sky morning in Los Angeles. Ned Le Reve of Studio City went out for a walk. Ned, his wife Stacey and daughter Kirsten lived on the quaint Cantura Street just south of Ventura Boulevard. Their house was rented, but it felt like home with its double hung…