Harvey Kravitz’s Blow Off during Covid-19….

Alan J. Schwarz
6 min readApr 18, 2021

Christine Maxwell was one of the most attractive and intelligent women that Harvey Kravitz had ever known. Harvey had first met Christine in High School and he developed a huge crush. She always seemed extra decent and intelligent and her looks were off the charts. She had a great sense of humour and was fun to be around. The problem was the times he was around her were between never and never.

As soon as Grade Nine started, Christine was involved with Brian Morgan, the star quarterback of the football team. They dated until Grade Twelve when they broke up and she started dating Wayne Colton, the best Hockey player on the local junior hockey team. Predictions were high that Wayne was going to be a top-five draft pick, which meant his chances of making the National Hockey League were really good.

Christine would always smile and was friendly in the hallways of their High School but she really didn’t have a lot to do with Harvey. They ran in different circles. He once saw her at a hockey game, but she merely waved and moved on. You had to be brain dead not to know that she had zero interest in any kind of interaction.

After High School, Harvey was accepted at Ottawa University to attend Law School and Christine disappeared from his radar. A few years later he was handling a case in Toronto when he had to go and meet with the opposition’s lawyers. He walked into their offices and was shocked. Sitting at the table in the boardroom was Christine. She had somehow gotten better looking.

At first she didn’t seem to recognize Harvey and then after doing a double take, she got up and put out her arms. ‘’I can’t believe it, Harvey Katz. So great to see you. I didn’t realize you were working with Lapointe, Davis. I knew they were sending a Lawyer to meet with us, but I had no clue it was you. My boss is Mike Douglas, that’s who you’ll be meeting.’’ I stumbled over my words. ‘’You look amazing Christine. How has life treated you?’ She stopped and looked me in the eyes. ‘’Well, it’s a long story. I graduated as a Legal Secretary, I married Wayne Colton, but he wasn’t really ready for settling down, so after a couple of years we called it quits. I’m seeing a lawyer here at the firm, and so far so good.’’ Before we could talk anymore, a determined-looking lawyer walked into the boardroom…

Alan J. Schwarz

Alan Schwarz loves life. He is the founder of JAMS Productions, a television production company based in Toronto . His passion is writing.