An excerpt from “Conversation Under Duress,” in “Adel’s Journal and Other Stories”

He turns his chair away from his desk and now watches the door of his room.  It  opens slowly.  In walks a pudgy woman in her early 20’s wearing baggy blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt, her shoulder-length curly dark brown hair emerging from under a dark blue baseball cap sporting a white “B.”  The man knows that the “B” stands for Brooklyn and that the cap is a Brooklyn Dodgers cap.  He should know, because he put the cap there on her head.  In the man’s world, 52 years have passed since there was such a baseball team as the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In his world, it lives only in photographs and memories.  In the woman’s world, the Dodgers have just left Brooklyn, and she hasn’t gotten over the shock of it.

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About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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