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Three stories from

The Impending

​Apocalypse



Man Dies in Sauerkraut Contest:

​Cabbage and Bootleg Blamed

Los Angeles Evening Herald/February 1, 1922


Flasks in Stockings of Flappers at Exclusive School Brings Arrest of Church Organist

as Rum Seller

Washington Times/July 23, 1922


Child, 11, Admits

Hammering Her Mother to Death

Spartanburg Herald-Journal/April 5, 1940

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How Whites Smoke Opium in Chinatown

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"New York Noveletic:Broadway is flooded with ambitious youth. Such were this stage-struck girl and newcomer-wrighter—ambitious in love . . . You can see hundreds of them in New York making park benches their thrones, holding hands in movie balconies or chop-suey joints—walking along the Drive, drinking in the moon and stars—not saying a word—while music runs through their veins and their hearts dance . . . All they hope, pray and hunger for is success. They want life to hug them and make their cheeks bloom . . . Two young people in a strange town finding a home in each other’s memory. Well, one day she got a bit part in a show, clicked and was whisked off to Hollywood . . . He went into an ad agency.

        For a while love letters were swapped at a fast clip, then the traffic slowed down, limped along, and finally ceased . . . Love had “taken a powder” . . . A run-out . . . They were riding to the moon on their careers, they couldn’t think of anything else . . . Soon, Christmas cards were their only contact. And now they both have everything they came to New York to get—dreams come true . . . But they are not as happy as they were when they had nothing—except each other."

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