Plan B

In my book Waiting For My Cats to Die I have this list of things I wanted to do with the rest of my life, with alternatives if my first choice didn’t work out. My very last choice turned out to be the one I did, except it’s at the ASPCA and I do more than clean cages:

Plan A. Sell Echo.
Plan B. Work in TV.
Plan C. Give Echo away.
Plan D. Hit the road and wander.
Plan E. Work at a gas station in the middle of nowhere like Ellen Burstyn in the movie Resurrection.
Plan F. Takeover as the new caretaker of Prospect Cemetery.
Plan G. Work at the Cat Practice cleaning cat cages.

A view of Prospect Cemetery from the Long Island Railroad as we raced past on Christmas Day.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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