Peter Levine is the author of the short story collection The Appearance of a Hero: The Tom Mahoney Stories. He lives in Washington, DC. 
Jul 22 2013
At first he didn’t acknowledge her. He crossed his legs and looked out the window where the fog enveloped the fuselage completely. It seemed remarkable that they were going to
Jul 22 2011
How Does Your Garden Grow?
At his apartment, after work, him studying from the kind of book you’d keep a door open with. They did not discuss his concern about the licensing exam. She wanted to go out, but he said he really had to study. The fan going. A clean-line apartment building. The walls were all white. He had put up a number of large photographs of him and his father, sailing competitively. Dark blue water and a sharp white sailboat named Madeline, its sails bulging. His mother had taken the photographs. The girlfriend never asked him about this.
Dec 01 2005
The Appearance of a Hero
By young I mean twenty-three. By easy I mean the circumstances of my life at the time, by which I mean working five days a week and six hours a day at a job that paid me a great deal of money for little more than terrific hustle and a college degree and very good luck.