They Didn’t Believe Me

a short storyby Andrew B. Hurvitz 30 minute read Spotify soundtrack A young political assistant is unwittingly drawn into a plot to poison her boss with a toxic perfume. For two years I had a dream job: Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Hilary Flores, 6th District. She had recruited me, fresh out of college, and…

The White Defeatist

A progressive architect is forced to confront his assumptions about himself, his family and his city. After our mother’s funeral, I flew in a plane, from Little Rock to Los Angeles, accompanied by my older sister Stephanie and her catatonic, teenage son Norman. Over Arizona, I looked out at the vast, unpopulated desert below and…