The Sugar Shack

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, June 12, 2019 The temperature was 90 degrees with a heat index of 96, as I sweated profusely in the daytime sun, standing in a line stretching more than half a mile long as I waited to board the ferry to Rockaway Beach, NY. It was the day before Memorial…

Fear and Loathing in Fort Tilden

Published by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, October 14, 2015, based on his memoirs from August 20-25, 2015 “Oooooooh!” That’s all I heard for the longest time. My forehead was both numb and aching, along with my nose and left kneecap. I had a white wire from a phone charger dangling from my new smartphone in my…