New York Short Stories, by Zaharakos
New York Short Stories
Nicholas Zaharakos, a short story writer, cooks up O'Henry-style New York tales, flavored with a unique ethnic spice. He tells a mix of original stories that address social issues, and poignant family tales with universal themes.
Nicholas considers himself, "as American as Spinach Pie." He was "Made in the USA." That is, he was born in Brooklyn, (Where else is there?). He was raised in a railroad flat with four brothers, two sisters, his mother's father and mother. There was always present an ever-changing menagerie of small animals.
Nicholas is a Vietnam Veteran. Upon his return he exchanged that experience for the single life in Manhattan. His first apartment was a walk-up directly across from the old Russian Tea Room on 57th Street. The apartment has since given way to luxury development. He is now enjoying marital bliss in Bedford Hills in Northern Westchester. Joann, his wife for life, is a theatre person. She has a beautiful singing and speaking voice. Barney and Molly, their two cats (really our two children), round out the family.
Nicholas believes that telling or writing a good story is his way of achieving a small amount of immortality. It is done in memory of those who have touched our lives. It is a way of sharing some wisdom that this junior/senior citizen has learned, rarely by the easy road. One can only hope it is a worthy legacy to pass on to the future generations.
Nicholas is an active participant in the New York Story Exchange (NYSE). Barbara Aliprantis has been the curator/host since its inception in 1997. Nicholas has been there for every step of this creative forum. Barbara has been an inspirational mentor to countless storytellers. The NYSE gathers the second Tuesday of the month at the Cornelia Street Cafe at 6:00 PM sharp.
"We are thrilled to be expanding our Fine Arts content with this wonderful creative column, produced by this heart-warming storyteller. Nicholas is also gifted with a golden tongue that serves to bring his wonderfully written stories to life, and so we encourage you to seek out his readings. With any luck, we hope we might bring them to you in that manner as well." Markos N. Kaminis
Mr. Zaharakos' Stories:
- President of the United States of America
- Heaven's Tears
- The Reunion
- An Ode to Jimmy the Greek
- The Kindness of Strangers
- Not Just the Fish
- Grape Leaves
- Spinach and Rice
- How My Father Learned to Love Spaghetti and Panagiota Too
- Pandora and Aristotle
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