In Short

vic fortezza
2 min readAug 12, 2022

Here’s a candidate for today’s most amusing headline, from “New Yorkers barely flinch as a naked man strolls through subway station.” Just another day in the Big Apple.

Headline from NYP: “McDonald’s to reopen in war-torn Ukraine.” Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese… And here’s an awesome photo from Reuters of that war torn country:

I won’t comment on the attack on Salman Rushdie until more is revealed. Given the growing madness in our world, any motive is possible.

And I’ll refrain from a kneejerk defense of Trump.

My thanks to all who bought and swapped books on this gorgeous day. Here’s what sold: Zoya and The Wedding, both by Danielle Steel; Pretend You Don’t See Her by Mary Higgins Clark; Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson; seven books in the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series by Charlaine Harris; The Paris Wife by Paula McLain; and Marianthe’s Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories by Aliki. Despite all that, the best part of the session was seeing Nell, a cancer survivor who has now overcome Covid as well. She didn’t take an anti-virals. She cited mucus as the worst aspect. She’s still feeling a bit sluggish. She’s about 70.

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vic fortezza

I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 to Sicilian immigrants. I’ve had more than 50 short stories published world wide. I have 13 books in print.