The Easy Chair Episode 17: Lovely Rita (featuring Cameron Gearen)

November 24, 2015

Laura Hurwitz

Today on The Easy Chair is the story “Lovely Rita” by guest writer Cameron Gearen. Summers in Chicago are often warm, and, when a heat wave strikes, potentially deadly. Gary, recent college grad turned Home Depot employee, lives in a sweltering studio apartment in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The love of his life, Rita, has dumped him, and Gary is reeling. 100+ degrees temperatures, ten beers, a brutal physical assault, and a power failure put Gary into crisis mode, with no one to turn to. Things look grim, but Gary’s about to find out that sometimes the people you’d least expect are the ones to save you.