Tales From The Hollywood Bus Stop is my FIRST published work, so a BIG THANKS has to go to Ambit Magazine for this, and for recognising my skill and talent.
I’ve agreed not to add this to my website for a few months, so if you want to read the story you’ll have to buy Issue 199, which you can do via the Ambit website. To give you a taste, here’s the opening paragraph.
March 8th 2009: I’m waiting for someone at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, poolside in the afternoon, waiting like I always did in Hollywood. The Los Angeles sky is its usual flawless blue, as if some cosmetic sky surgeon has removed all clouds and creases of grey. Palm Trees reach upward for rain which will not come, not for at least nine months. Star after star after star will stay pink and dry on The Boulevard. That’s Hollywood Boulevard to those of you who have not lived through it. We, the survivors, haughtily refer to her as ‘The Boulevard,’ as if there were no other street in the world.
Opening paragraph of “Tales From The Hollywood Bus Stop”, a short story by Tracy Williams. First published in Issue 199 of Ambit Magazine, January 2010. The illustration is by Jack Foreman.