Momma’s travel case




August 12, 2012

Columbus Avenue at 77th Street

[photo by: Elizabeth Flock]

I love flea markets in general, the Columbus GreenMarket here in NYC in particular. Because it’s only a handful of blocks from my home I find myself wandering the unkempt aisles nearly every Sunday, sidestepping handicapped lap dogs nestled in jerry-rigged strollers and barrels of pickles floating in brine, smiling at the always surprising variety of Stuff For Sale. Recently I happened on the embodiment of something I had imagined from scratch and it ROCKED MY WORLD. This travel case plays a pivotal role in my latest novel, What Happened To My Sister. I cannot overstate how weird it is when Life Imitates Art.