A Writer’s Experiment Becomes a Neighborhood Ritual

Stacy Dacheux

Each morning this month, from 8 to 9, JKS Alumna Stacy Elaine Dacheux has seated herself  in a little roundabout in Echo Park, with low rosemary bushes behind her and a  skinny cactus in front, at the spot where Lake Shore Avenue meets Effie and  Lemoyne streets.

On a folding chair, her legs arranged such that her right ankle rests on her  left knee, she’s improvised a desk on which to prop her vintage Smith Corona.  Thus settled, she has typed — as cars and trucks have whizzed by and neighbors  have walked by, often with dogs in tow.

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