Baltimore City Blues
Patrick Geddes, a nineteenth century urban planner stated, “A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”. Baltimore City Blues short story collection encompasses his quote. Each story, out of the full collection, is different, just like the people who provide the underpinning for the constant thrum of the city.
My inspiration for this collection came from conversations and observations while walking the streets of Baltimore. Often, through the news and outside versions of what Baltimore is and is not, the depth of their stories are eclipsed. From the homeless lady begging for change at the gas station to the children playing stick ball in the streets to the tired mother's and father walking home from work, the rhythm of the city is complex and often sounds like the riff of a blues song, in which there is sadness , love and hope.
I seek to publish this work in the coming year.