NEMESIS featured in Expat Press
A short story about the Met Gala, and divine retribution
Hello everyone, I hope the winds of spring have brought you fresh thoughts and gentle sun.
A short story of mine called NEMESIS was recently featured in Expat Press, an exciting literary project that is very much at the center of the “downtown scene” written about by James Pogue in his excellent Vanity Fair piece in part about the artistic impulses of the “new right” and the art/ online/ irl community which has emerged in NYC.
I conceived of this piece when I saw the decadence of last year’s Met Gala. It is a law of narrative that strange and extravagant balls in the midst of a plague year (such that it was) always invite cosmic retribution. So I wrote the piece and submitted it for the Passage Prize in January, but it was not selected. Now the excellent team at Expat has kindly published it, one day after this year’s Gala.
The story has to do with a beautiful young woman who has a very strange recurring dream about the Met Gala. She has been invited many times before, but in her dream it ends … differently. She cannot get this dream out of her head, and it changes her life. Maybe you will dream too.
You can read the piece here. I hope you will enjoy it.