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…

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,…

Project Tokyo.

  A tired LA talent agent escapes client abuse and seeks solace abroad in Japan. Project Tokyo (Downloadable PDF) I was walking around the Hollywood Farmers Market one Sunday in July when I went into an alley to sit down and smoke a joint. A tall, gym-toned,light-skinned black man, in an orange tank top and khaki…

Dry Wind

Dry Wind /Manipulated by Hollywood promises, an indebted editor, working on a pop star video, suffers blinding headaches, red eyes, and debilitating depression;and is sent on a fool’s errand to take stolen money to an old woman in San Angelo, Texas; confronting tragedy, memory and love's delusions.