“A Babe in New York City”

“In this urban maelstrom called New York, Skylar felt naked, like a defenseless babe among wolves, but simultaneously elated. Vulpine shopkeepers, framed by garish SALE! signs hustling cheap cameras, radios, and jewelry, leered out of their squeezed storefronts; muscled loungers in t-shirts and jeans with cigarettes in their mouths and spares behind their ears leaned against the windows of “world-famous” bakeries and “highest quality” Chinese restaurants ogling the passing girls; off-duty cab drivers with hairy arms and bulging bellies argued with one another using gesticulation so excessive that words seemed superfluous; two middle-aged female tourists in pastel pants suits clutched one another like lifebuoys, their heads constantly turning left, right, up, and back out of a mixture of curiosity and fear; a burly deliveryman, standing in the back of a filthy and dented truck, handed boxes down to his wiry partner, exchanging insults as well as containers; a cocky man in a lapis leisure suit, out of the middle and top of whose coat flashed, like a tropical bird in mating plumage, a starred scarlet shirt, strutted down the sidewalk, passing two insurance men wearing high-waisted suit coats, narrow ties, and flaccid-collared polyester shirts.”

Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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