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 … 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 … Continue reading Fire on the Mountain, S.2.