the writing and photography of Neil Kramer

Fictional Characters of New York — #7


In a few seconds, the woman in the white sweater will cross the street. She is a divorced publishing executive with a daughter in graduate school. She will bump into the guy in the tan sports jacket. He is lost in his thoughts. He works in advertising. The woman will laugh at her clumsiness, but the man will say he was about to go have dinner at Hunan Garden. Would she join him? They will order Broccoli and Chicken with Garlic Sauce, and then the guy will invite her to his apartment for a drink. They will make love and the woman, who hasn’t been with a man since her husband left her six years ago for that younger chiropractor, will have the most intense orgasm she’s had since that crazy afternoon with Johnny Spenser at Smith College. “What’s your name?” she will ask the man, his tan sports jacket neatly folded on a chair at the foot of the bed. He doesn’t answer, yet. He looks at her nakedness and finds her beautiful.


  1. Absence Alternatives

    LOVE THE LAST SENTENCE. I want it in a book form. Please.

  2. Shannon akaMonty

    I totally saw that story unfolding in my mind as I read it. ♥

  3. Kizz

    Does this ever happen in real life? I always wonder. Do any of us have the faith and courage to take all the leaps to get to that last sentence? I hope so.

  4. Roxanne

    The best one yet.

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