Berlin Wall (Excerpt)

Berlin Wall segment in Battery Park City, Manhattan

Ephemeral New York on WordPress has more about the piece of the Berlin Wall pictured there and above. The 30th anniversary celebrations just past marked the Fall as something that still excites enormous numbers of people, and not Germans only. The event was exciting at the time. Hard to believe, demanding belief and rewarding it, a joyous happening on every television, all Earth an audience, united in vindication and relief–this was the view not from Massachusetts only.

Set in 1988, Part 2 of FAMEPUNK takes its tennis champion heroines to a clay court tournament in Florida, where the Berlin Wall (still standing) appears as a topic of conversation during a strange first date, in An Excerpt from Middlemarch.