Episode 18: August Heat


This week on The Easy Chair: “August Heat” by W.H. Harvey. One blistering hot August day, artist James Clarence Withencroft sketches a portrait of a man from his imagination, then goes on a walk only to find himself face to face with Charles Atkinson, the man whose likeness he has just drawn. Atkinson makes headstones; the one he is working on bears Withencroft’s full name, exact birthdate, and the date of his “sudden death”- which happens to be that very day. This tale is guaranteed to send shivers up your spine. Tune in! And heads up...next week my guest on the Easy Chair has me to thank for many things, including giving him life. My son Jake Hurwitz will be reading his favorite short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". Trust me, you won't want to miss it.