April 14, 2009
Life imitates art, lacks the irony.
I saw this article this morning about a 5-year old riding unchaperoned on the NYC subway. A parent's nightmare. I couldn't help but be reminded of an outstanding short story I read earlier this year: Going, Going, Gone by Peter Blauner. The story appeared in Best American Mystery Stories of 2007 but you can listen to it, if you're not familiar with the story, here on one of NPR's Selected Shorts program. Be patient, give it a few seconds to start loading and get through NPR's intro.