Fire on the Mountain, S.3.

Scene 3 Scene Three Upper West Side                                          Seventeen stories up, the rooftop deck of the Trickovitch Family Penthouse looks North and West over the Hudson River, the Upper East Side, and also the George Washington Bridge. There are not one but two garden terraces. So much light and so much air, all under nine hundred American dollars. Much to the chagrin of the Satmars who own the building, the House Trickovitch is rent controlled.   They look out over privilege itself. Sebastian Adon is wearing his favorite cap and looking somewhere between manic and marmalade, which is to say … Continue reading Fire on the Mountain, S.3.

Fire on the Mountain, S.2.

Scene 2 Scene Two Off the coast of Nicaragua     Far below the waves of the black, blue Caribbean, a vast underwater leviathan of a craft named the Black Mermaid hulks its way gradually toward the surface. The vessel is forty kilometers off the Eastern coast of Nicaragua, sloshing and bashing the waters. It cascades aggressively. All of these things happen in depths of the sea and black of the night as its crew makes way toward New Shoreham; a tiny settlement on Block Island. An enclave off the shores of Galilee Rhode Island in the United States of … Continue reading Fire on the Mountain, S.2.

Fire on the Mountain, S.1.

    Scene 1 Scene One New York City   Blast the damn heat, for my brow drips. For in New York it gets so hot in the late of August, a swelter box, most people of any means flee to their dachas in Strong Island.   Dawn is now rising, breaking and expanding on the garden roof of an ancient print house that’s been—at some time in the past hundred years— converted to a seventeen story cooperative. 140 Nassau Street, District Financial. On the 17th story roof deck, Sebastian Vasyli Adon, our antagonistic protagonist, tells old danger tales over … Continue reading Fire on the Mountain, S.1.