Short stories by Amy Silverberg
Amy Silverberg is a writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, Necessary Fiction, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other publications. Her short story "Suburbia!" appeared in the 2018 edition of Best American Short Stories edited by Roxane Gay, and is currently optioned for a film. Amy also writes for television, most recently "The Movie Show" coming to the SYFY Channel. Amy's stand-up comedy has been featured on Comedy Central, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. In 2018, she was selected as a "New Face" at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind. Former "New Faces" include Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jimmy Fallon. She runs a monthly comedy show at the Hollywood Improv called "What Now?" Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California, where she teaches. She's at work on a novel.
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After a fifteen-year-old girl makes a bet with her father that after high school she will leave home to never return, her father takes her to the train station early one morning and tells her to leave. When she winds up in Los Angeles, she finds her way there, despite the fact that she does not feel free.