Moscow Elevator Rescue

A few years ago I read an article in the New Yorker about elevator rescue teams whose job it is to save the hapless souls who get stuck in the innumerable (and aging) elevator shafts of Moscow, and was inspired to write a little story about it. The story in my head was so cinematic, that it felt right to write it as a screenplay.

So far I’ve only shared it with my sister, who has a fondness for things Russian, but perhaps other people might also have some fun reading it. I’ve never been to Russia, though, so all this is completely imaginary….


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