April 8, 2022

“The Journalist” and “The Singers”

“The Journalist” and “The Singers”

Happy April, Fictional Cafe Listeners! To celebrate this month, we have, for your listening pleasure, “The Journalist” and “The Singers” written & edited by Zev Hurwich. Strange things are happening aboard a cruise ship in Antarctica. One reporter interviews passengers to learn the truth about these bizarre phenomena. Journalist, Art Rosenblatt goes on an Antarctic cruise with his family. When one of his children goes missing, he begins an investigation that will raise more questions than it answers. Cast Written & Edited by Zev Hurwich Art Rosenblatt- Zev Hurwich Cool guy- Zev Hurwich Lt. Col. Dahlia Yost meets a hot lifeguard. But what is his connection to the ethereal music that seems to follow him every night? Cast Written & Edited by Zev Hurwich Dahlia Yost- Lauren Sowa Art Rosenblatt- Zev Hurwich Special thanks to…

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April 6, 2022

“Trade an Honored Word,” by Michael Tyler

“Trade an Honored Word,” by Michael Tyler

Sam lays beside, a strap released and delicate to the touch, bare back to the sun with a touch of whiskey to give the afternoon a kick.  Charlie ties her hair back and applies lotion to Clay’s nose as he regales us all with tales of Amsterdam misadventure. A girl at each window, feigned desire amid fatuous aside from each passing native. Clay took a girl to a room, she cried as he undressed, he paid and let her be. She took his hand as she closed the door and returned to the window, he waved as he passed and that was Amsterdam.  Clay has a fight in two days and Charlie notes he’s looking gaunt. He says it’s worth it for the adrenaline alone and it will not keep him from the whiskey. Charlie’s…

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April 1, 2022

Eva Shaw — Whimsy Meets Reality in Art

Eva Shaw — Whimsy Meets Reality in Art

Artist’s Statement: In my art, I attempt to share how the world conveys its impressions on me, whether in whimsy or reality.  I love to study the complexities of nature, the swirls and hearts and mysterious shapes and then transfer them into how the brush meets the canvas.  Sometimes that’s silly; other times it takes a few “edits,” as I can tweaking the objects and designs.  There are even times when I return to a painting a month or more later knowing that a detail or a entire image needs to be changed.   I enjoy painting as I do when writing books.  It consumes me. *** Eva Shaw began painting a decade ago, after a year-long battle with breast cancer.  She credits her late husband Joe’s comment that got her started.  He said, “The shed…

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