9/11 Haunts "Hole In The City"

Richard Bowes, whose story "There's a Hole in the City" recently won storySouth's 2006 Million Writers Award for best online fiction, is the subject of an article at SCI FI Wire. Bowes said that the story was inspired by the events of 9/11: "On 9/11 and for a few days afterwards, Greenwich Village where I live was partly cut off from the rest of the world. You had to show proof you lived here to enter the neighborhood. Outsiders could not come in without permission. No planes flew overhead; no cars moved on the narrow streets. It was, I think, closer to being a separate village than at any time since the early 19th century."

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It says alot that this straightforward banal tale, with a predictable ending, is considered award winning, much less publishable. Sheesh.