Phantom Sway

Apparitions: December in Gotham

Even New York City’s streets exhale once every now and then from the all the heavy lifting they must do to sustain all the footsteps and chaos above ground.

Hustling against a mass of humanity on an unlikely 70 degree December day in New York City, it was all about the shadows. The 1pm in this place feels like dusk is about to set in.

Justin Press

A metalhead Virginia kid with a Texas spirit, an NYC restlessness and a Utah mountainside soul. Born of an English mother and a German father, an introverted extrovert, the shadow and the illumination: English prose with German fire. I’ve huddled with the poor and downtrodden in Berlin, bathed in the Dead Sea, dined at Buckingham Palace, and broken bread in Tunisia.

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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures but has sadly been largely relegated to just a few facts during Black History Month. This incredible ex-slave, spy, cook, nurse, public speaker and rescuer deserves a story worthy of her stature.

“Minty” – tentatively titled after Tubman’s nickname – is a “reimagining” of Harriet Tubman as an action hero. It is a period piece with a modern flare.